The people we meet in life impact how we experience our journeys. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to travel very far to make this connection. Rob and I met in London at a friend’s birthday drinks in July of 2015. He is intelligent, confident, makes me laugh, and shares the same passion for getting out there and exploring as I do. Together we have visited over fifteen different countries – thats basically an average of one country per month for every month that we have known each other. I was excited to embark on the journey together with Rob. Let’s get into his brain a bit and see what makes him tick.
Hometown: London, England
//WHY DO YOU TRAVEL?
//WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU HAVE BEEN ON & WHAT MAKES IT STAND OUT FROM THE REST?
For my birthday this year in April 2016, Dom and I spent 16 days touring Rajasthan in Northern India. Many memories were created on this trip. Listing some of the sights, sounds, smells and friendly people of India would not do this trip the justice it deserves. However, staying at the Taj Lake Palace hotel in Udaipur (of Octopussy fame) was just a phenomenal experience and one that needs documenting here. From the private boat transfer, to the rose petal welcome and gorgeous arrival cocktail to our beautiful room overlooking the lake, this was one amazing hotel stay that I’ll never forget.
//WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING TRAVEL STORY?
//WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT?
Mosquito repellent cream! The little critters love me. Forget deet – I found this brand Odomos that is amazing and doesn’t irritate my skin.
//WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 DESTINATIONS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST & WHY?
I was brought up watching wildlife programmes on TV with my Dad and the Galapagos Islands regularly featured. One day soon I hope to visit and get to see the unique Blue-Footed Booby, the humongous Sea Lions and Giant Tortoises (to name but a few!). I’d like to conquer Everest Base Camp on or before my 40th Birthday! To Cuba with Dom (now that he is officially allowed to visit with his US passport!) before it changes and commercialises.
DomOnTheGo Update: Robert Green has made 2 of the three happen.
//WHICH TRAVEL PLANNING TOOLS DO YOU FIND MOST USEFUL?
There are 3 main tools I use – Kayak, Matrix ITA and Trip Advisor. I also reach out to friends on social media for tips and advice – and of course DomOnTheGo. Also, if in doubt, Google it and see what comes up!
//WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED ON THE ROAD?
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE ADVENTURE
Subscribe today and receive DomOnTheGo posts, special offers and adventure updates straight to your inbox.