What are your top 5 tips for travelling?
Less is more, travelling light and bringing things you know you will wear, and re-wear over and over again. I swear, I always end up leaving pieces behind because I don’t wear them at home – to begin with, and don’t wear, when I’m away!
Echinacea.. stock up! I take the Bear “Protect”.
If you’re going for a Summer vacation, a good pair of sandals you can slip on and off and don’t mind getting salt on. Walking around barefoot sounds dreamy, but the black rocks down by the beach are killer hot. We all learnt the hard way.
Plan, I like travelling spontaneously but it’s always good to have a brief plan of your day — pre-booking tickets to art galleries & restaurants is important!
I am obsessed with keeping memories alive, so apart from documenting on a camera, I like writing down a little paragraph or line of what I did each day, and ‘saving’ places on Google maps. That’s a savior.
Where is good to eat, drink and play in Barcelona?
We stayed in El Born, a little busy on the streets, but perfect if you don’t mind a little hustle – bustle and people watching. Casa Lolea for dinner, Bar Del Pla for local Tapas throughout the day, The Picasso Museum in the morning, bike ride everywhere, and if you feel like doing something low-key, where lots of people watching is involved, MACBA at night time is the place to do it. The skate and street youth of Barcelona comes to play, we got takeaway and sat for hours watching people skate and dance.
Travelling can take a huge toll on your body, what beauty regimes do you do to keep yourself feeling and looking good?
I try to drink more water than I do when I’m at home as we are constantly on the move and in the sun. I don’t stick to any routines, I feel like when I’m on Summer vacation, my skin and body finally relaxes, so I don’t even really have a skin and beauty regime. Salt water and wearing no make up, helps with my skin. I cleanse with Evelom during the nights, and only stick to water proof mascara, I tend to rely on Sunscreen, perfume and religiously take BEAR (explore/perform). I like keeping fit always, I don’t commit to a gym but like to keep on the move wherever I am.
In Italy, all the best hidden beaches are down the cliffs, in a day we’d at least do 200 (minimum) steps a day. In Barcelona and Paris, we walked everywhere we went, and if our destination was more than a 30 minute walk, we’d hire bikes and ride. But apart from all that, down time. I always have at least one day out of my week of travelling to a new city, to just completely relax, sleep in, and not do much at all. That’s important.