I’m living my life one race at a time following the MotoGP world championship around the world as the responsible for public relations and protocol. I’m on a plane almost every week either for work or to see my partner as we have a long distance relationship (he lives in Italy and I live in Spain). When I’m not at a race track surrounded by motorcycles, I’m working on my side hustle – Hello Happy Skin which is based at home in Adelaide, Australia. I’m super passionate about matcha green tea and skincare and I try to care for my skin as much as possible given how often I travel, so I joined my two passions to create the natural skincare line that’s made from matcha! I don’t have plans to stop any time soon and take each trip literally week by week!
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
Nowadays I mainly travel for work but on long trips I always try to find unique destinations that I can easily get to without disrupting my work schedule. I look for these opportunities because I love to discover and explore places I’ve never been to and sometimes just to tick something off my bucket list. Travelling is the one investment that will make you better as a person. You learn independence, time and finance management, you can learn languages, you grow culturally and become more human by stepping out of your confort bubble to experience other ways of life.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
I love taking lessons of things that I wouldn’t normally do at home- like surfing in Mexico for example, scuba diving in Greece or hiking to Machu Picchu instead of taking the train that was much faster and easier. I like things that will challenge me but that are also unique or important to do in each country.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Try not to plan everything. Obviously flights are important but apart from that take each day as it comes and see where you end up.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
A fully charged power bank! Haha I hate when you get so into taking photos and your phone dies and there’s still more to see and do.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I need to go back to Peru, Mexico and Malta!!
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Use common sense…. Don’t go out drinking and partying alone. Don’t explore small city streets at night alone. Stick to big open and brightly lit places at night. Also if you’re alone, don’t meet up with a random guy you just met… always take a friend with you wherever you go. Don’t be too trusting of anyone you don’t know. I know this sounds like a bit of a downer when you’re travelling as you want to meet new people etc. But you have to be smart about how you do it.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Try to get a bit “lost” outside of the tourist areas.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Aburi ! It means flame grilled in Japanese … and it’s how I like my sushi ALWAYS
When and where are you next travelling?
Honestly I don’t have a plan, but most likely either Zahara in the south of Spain or Greece in the next week or so.
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