From the vineyards of Argentina’s finest wines to the temple plains of Myanmar’s Bagan, Adam’s travels have taken him to exceptional places. His university study of Spanish conquistadors led him on a similarly adventurous, if a little more peaceful, aim to explore the world. Adam counts sunrise at Angkor Wat, as one of the top highlights of his travels, although he’d be hard-pressed to pick a favourite between that and swimming with dolphins in Australia. Adam admits to firmly keeping one eye on restaurants when he travels, but his recent Vespa tour through Ho Chi Minh City in search of Vietnam’s best street food has opened his eyes to another world of quality cuisine. In a more formal setting, Melbourne’s restaurant scene is second-to-none.

Favourite country

Vietnam

Favourite moment

When I first saw the beauty and scale of Iguazú Falls in Argentina

Helpful history

My former career as a crew member in British Airways’ First cabin has given me a lot of knowledge about flying with this fantastic airline

Ask me about

  • Breakfast in the jungle surrounding Angkor Wat
  • Scaling the top of a temple to see sunrise over Bagan
  • Staying at Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia
  • How to find the best (and safest) Asian streetfood
  • Melbourne’s fantastic restaurant scene

My travels


My stories

Roof of Sensoji temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

What to know before you travel to Japan

Far East destination specialist Adam shares his expert tips on holidaying in Japan, from how to enjoy tax-free shopping to the best app for rail travellers.

Total Tokyo: Nightlife, tradition and a city in flux

Total Tokyo: Nightlife, tradition and a city in flux

It’s late and I’m in Japan’s biggest red-light district. Kabukicho in Tokyo is where carousing salarymen mix with hawkers and touts in a maze of karaoke bars and gentlemen’s clubs.

A spread of Burmese curries, salads and soups

Myanmar assar-asa: Eating the Burmese way

In this extract from The Burma Cookbook, authors Robert Carmack and Morrison Polkinghorne describe the delights to be had in a typical Myanmar rice and curry restaurant.

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