Meet our Holiday Expert Richie
I have been working in the travel industry for over 15 years. Since I started out working in a flight centre I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world to places such as Thailand, USA and the Caribbean. Most of my time travelling has been throughout the eight years I have worked with Sovereign. From all my travelling experience I have built up a wealth of knowledge which I love to share as much as I can. I have recently visited Barbados, St Lucia and the Puglia region of Italy. If you would like to ask me anything about these destinations or anywhere else then please do not hesitate to ask.
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Most Memorable Travel Experience
My most memorable experience was in Gran Canaria where I had the opportunity to go dolphin and whale watching. I wasn't expecting the waters in this area to be so clear. The clear sea, coupled with the dolphins we spotted, made for an unforgettable experience.
Most Unusual Travel Moment
Travelling to the top of Mount Etna in Sicily was not only my most unusual travel moment but also the most thrilling. We were driven up the side of the mountain to be greeted with some of the most incredible views I have ever seen. The volcano is over 3000m high and I could feel it moving beneath my feet but the breath taking scenery made me forget my fears.
Favourite Hidden Gem
Take a day trip to visit the Green Canyon in Antalya, Turkey. You can arrange to visit this place through your concierge and will get to see the Cerulean Lake and Oymapinar Dam. The landscape here is beautiful and, in my opinion, should be listed as one of the wonders of the world. Take a leisurely trip on a boat around the lake and enjoy a bite to eat in your stunning surroundings. If you're feeling energetic, take a dip and dry off in the warm sunshine.
The rib eye steak at the Westin Resort's Flame Restaurant is the finest I have ever had. The restaurant is renowned in the Peloponnese for its cuts of meat and what makes this restaurant truly special is it's views of the sunset over the resort's golf course.
Top Travel Tip
If staying in Sorrento, make the most of your trip by booking excursions with your concierge. These give you the chance to see the beauty, culture and history of the Neapolitan Riviera. Take in amazing views on the Amalfi Drive, the historic site of Pompeii, or travel a little further and take a day trip to Rome.
Favourite Sovereign Hotel
Ladera in St Lucia has to be the most unique yet spectacular hotel I have been to. It is a romantic eco-lodge style property which boasts a particularly cool feature in which the suites have no front walls so the views out over the Caribbean sea and of the iconic Piton mountains is like nothing else I have ever experienced.