Emma’s history in travel stretches back more than 25 years. She has spent extensive time exploring Southeast Asia and counts Vietnam and Cambodia amongst her favourite countries in the world. In fact, Emma’s passion for the region is so great that she got married in Koh Samui in Thailand! Emma describes her travels across South Africa as some of her best, where she went in search of – successfully – the Big Five across the private game reserves in and around Kruger National Park. She is well-travelled across USA, Canada and Europe, as well as the popular regions of the Middle East, where she cites Egypt’s Red Sea as one of the best spots for scuba diving.

Favourite country

South Africa

Favourite moment

Scuba diving in Malta’s beautiful Blue Lagoon

Good to know

Emma has sailed on almost all of the top cruise lines.

Ask me about

  • Private dinner on Île aux Cerfs in Mauritius
  • Cuddling koalas and diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • A luxury Blue Train ride across South Africa
  • Floating in the Dead Sea and diving with dolphins in Israel

My travels

My stories

Morants (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)

The Rocky Mountaineer: Reporting back from the rails

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Cherry Blossom, Mt Fuji

Japan Destination Guide

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Grains of rice for sake brewing

Rice of Life

Hayato Hishinuma, author of Sake, discusses getting into the family business in Japan