With a love for experiencing different cultures, foods and amazing sights - Travelling is Lorna’s passion.
Exploring the globe extensively since she was 18 there aren't many countries she hasn't visited, so if you're ever stuck for inspiration - then you know who to call on!
Below are some highlights of some recent trips sure to feed your wanderlust.
Samoa is an island paradise with so much to do, in a very relaxed way. It has the stunning views and waters you’d expect from any Pacific Island - but with hidden gems everywhere.
It’s worth splitting your trip so you spend time on both islands – Upolo & Savai’i.
They are so different and so beautiful in their own right. It’s great to see the diversity between the two, they both offer plenty to see and do and tons of beauty and relaxation.
Whether it's to stretch your legs on the golden sands of Venice Beach or snap selfies with the stars on the Hollywood Boulevard " Walk of Fame" LA is a great place to explore on a layover.
If you don't fancy navigating the streets of LA yourself, grab a ticket for the "Hop on Hop off" bus which will take you to all the key spots.
Don't forget to pay a visit to one of the many eateries to indulge in famous American pancakes and bottomless coffee.
Dubai is a great stopover, or even holiday destination itself. If you’re looking for an all year round warm climate location with a difference this is it. Dubai is a constantly evolving city, with construction work happening all the time but that doesn’t take away from it’s glamour or sophistication.
With souks and malls absolutely everywhere it’s a shoppers heaven, but there’s definitely more to it than that.
Just take a walk along the marina or head to one of the glorious beaches and see a different side to Dubai, I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Rarotonga is a perfect paradise escape, nothing relaxes you more than diving into the warm, transparent ocean or relaxing on the beach with a cocktail.
Get onto island time and grab a cocktail by the pool, or go swimming or snorkelling in the warm, crystal clear waters.
To get around hire a scooter and zip around the island in under an hour. You'll then be able to head to the waterfall for a cool down or to the Saturday markets for some local delicacies or a traditional flower garland (lei) or crown (ei).
Everyone always says India is an assault on the senses, and they definitely aren’t exaggerating. India was one of the most challenging but rewarding trips I’ve ever taken. It’s like no where I’ve ever been, and for me nothing will top the moment I caught a first glimpse of the Taj Mahal – it’s more amazing than any picture will ever convey and you will pinch yourself to check it’s not a dream.
Make some time in your itinerary for South India, Kerala is beautiful and after the chaos of Northern India you will crave some quiet and relaxation which Kerala is perfect for.
Spend a night or two on a houseboat, and sail away your worries on the backwaters while you have a beautiful local meal made for you.