Travel past

On the Luce world travels map

I was a late starter to travel – not going much further than France until I was 18. But a university trip to Thailand opened up a new world to me and the travel obsession took hold. My trips got longer and longer until I gave up my job to spend 16 months travelling around Asia and Australia back in 2003. Since then I’ve been combining my love of travel with life and work at my home base in Cheltenham. I still fit in as much travel as I can though, and always have to have the next trip (or three) to look forward to. Here are the places I’ve been so far – linked to articles where I have them. I’ve visited 47 different countries, but that’s only about a fifth of the world, so there’s a lot more travelling still to do!


Middle East



  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kampot, Siem Reap
  • China: Hong Kong
  • India: Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Calcutta
  • Indonesia: Bali (Legian, Ubud, Nusa Lembongan, Tanjung Benoa), Lombok (Gili Islands)
  • Japan: Tokyo
  • Laos: Vientiene, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Perhentian Islands, Tioman
  • Singapore
  • Thailand: Bangkok, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Kanchanaburi, Ko Samet, Chiang Mai, Pai, Sukhothai
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

North America

Central America



  • Australia: Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Brisbane, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Canberra, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Margaret River, Pemberton, Bunbury, Perth, Fremantle, Kalbarri, Karijini, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Broome, Kununurra, Darwin, Kakadu, Alice Springs, Uluru
  • New Zealand: Auckland, Waiheke Island, Waitomo, Rotorua, East Cape, Gisborne, Lake Waikaremoana, Napier, Taupo, Turangi, Wellington, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Marlborough, Dunedin, Catlins.