How do you choose your travel experiences and destinations?
I get called to places and sometimes told to stay away. In 2004 I wanted to go back to the Indian Ocean. I received clear instruction to stay away from the world to the right of the UK and to go left (as you face the map). I saw a huge wave in my imagination. This made no sense until the day I travelled, which was 26 December 2004, the day of the Tsunami. Instead, I had chosen to go left, to Cuba to spend time with my Aunt, Uncle and cousin Tom. Tom passed away 5 months later and the relaxed time we spent together, all the fun and laughter we shared, is a constant blessing and always brings a smile to my face. Ever grateful I listened to my intuition.
What was your last trip and what was special about it?
I went to Antigua to create and prepare for the PR with Heart Antigua Retreat, I’m running 5-12 March 2016. Whilst here I watched Fire in Babylon, the documentary about the West Indies cricket team that dominated world cricket in the 70s and 80s. So inspired by the fire of their higher purpose, to send the message to the world that the black man is a free man, that I went to a couple of local village cricket matches. I LOVED it. Three weeks later I found myself in OJs, a local bar and restaurant, with Urlings Cricket Club organisers and Sir Andy Roberts, who features heavily in the film, planning a fundraising campaign for a cricket Club House. There is so much talent; spirit and heart for cricket here. What they need are the facilities to take that talent from the grass roots to the national level. I love it when unexpected magic unfolds.