Name: Laura Lindsay
Occupation: Media and Communications Coordinator, Lonely Planet
Why do you love to travel?
There is nothing more exciting than waking up to a full day in a whole new destination.
Who would be your ideal travel partner and why?
Superman – I’d never have to pay for a plane ticket again!
What’s been your favourite destination this year and why?
I was in India over Easter and was overwhelmed by how friendly everyone was. It’s amazing to feel so welcome in such a chaotic place.
Describe the most unusual situation you’ve found yourself in while travelling.
Accidentally getting booked on the same train carriage as hundreds of Waikato rugby fans whilst travelling on the Overlander through New Zealand was an experience!
Name two up-and-coming destinations for 2012 and why.
Central America is in right now; with more and more travellers heading to this region for its dramatic landscape and stunning wildlife. Belize would be my top pick, this relatively undiscovered island is home to a laid-back Caribbean influenced culture and an incredible barrier reef. Closer to home I would opt for Wales. Since William and Kate decided to call Anglesey home, Wales is becoming increasingly hip. With Cardiff’s buzzing nightlife and great surf on the Gower Peninsula, Wales offers the perfect break.
If you could return to any country you’ve been to, what would it be and why?
Norway, I keep going back and never, ever get bored.
Give us an overview of what you’ll be discussing at the TNT Sun And Snow Show:
Where to go this winter for under £150. Top tips on destinations, booking tools and how to get there!
Who will find your talk relevant?
Anyone who wants to get away this winter and doesn’t want to pay a small fortune to do so. There’ll be inspiration and useful advice even if you don’t plan to jet off in the next few months.
Where’s your favourite place in London?
Portobello market – great shopping and great food what more could you want?!
Sum up the capital in five words:
Exciting, buzzing, busy, loud and surprising