It is so hard to choose one country above all others, each place has something special about it. I've recently been back to Japan, 12 years since my first visit so right now that's my favorite country!
WHAT PLACE IS TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Bhutan was top of the list for such a long time, but now that I've been there I guess I'd choose Iran, or Italy or Greece - ancient cultures are my inspiration.
WHAT CAN'T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT?
I never leave home without earplugs and eye mask, and a tub of Trilogy Everything Balm - it's good for everything! But what I really can't travel without is my iPhone and a local SIM. You don't need a guidebook when you have the whole of the internet in the palm of your hand wink emoticon.
DO YOU PREFER SOLO TRAVEL OR WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
I travel alone most of the time which has it's pros and it's cons. The most special memories are of places I've visited with someone special.
WHO IS THE PERSON AT HOME THAT YOU MISS THE MOST?
Facetime has changed everything - I never feel that far away from the people I care about as long as I can make a video call, and Facebook makes me feel close to those who are faraway. The people I miss the most are the ones who aren't online.
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE?
The friendliest people are in Taiwan - I am half Taiwanese so a little bit biased, but everyone who's been there agrees!!
WHO IS THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON YOU'VE MET SO FAR?
The most interesting person I met was an American ex-banker in Delhi. He believed he was the re-incarnation of a quite famous monk/lama and has left his old life behind - we spent a couple of days together and I learnt a lot from him. He gave me a copy of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying which I read straight away. This was quite a few years ago, and I've forgotten his name and the name of the lama - to be honest I'm not sure I can really picture him anymore, but I've never met anyone quite as interesting as him since.