International travel dreaming: Part 4

We’ve had some great feedback on these and some fantastic suggestions that are inspiring our own travel dreams. And this week we hear from Kerry Wapshott, our Executive Business Partner, on where she is dreaming of travelling to when the world is opened up to us again. 

Where will be the first place you’ll fly to once borders are open?


Seriously though, I think the first place I would like to fly to would be Italy and number one on the list, Capri.

Have you been there before and if so, how many times?

Yes.  From memory about 4 times.

What makes it so special for you?

My husband and I have had some wonderful holidays there.  Such a pretty place with stunning views, fabulous food, beautiful weather in summer and just an overall relaxing, laid back atmosphere.  You really feel like you are on holiday.

What are the first five things you’ll do/visit when you get there?

1. Head for a sun lounge beside the hotel pool

2. Drag ourselves off the sun lounge and wander over to the little alfresco restaurant by the pool for some lunch

3. Have a siesta

4. Walk up to the main piazza for an aperitivo before dinner – you get free tomato bruschetta

5. Move on to your favourite restaurant – Da Giorgio – for dinner

Am I allowed 6 or 7?

6. Have a nightcap in the beautiful hotel bar which feels like a private home

7. Get up in the morning and go upstairs to the prettiest outdoor breakfast room I have ever seen

After a week of that, it’s time to head to Florence for a bit of culture!

Do you have a favourite hotel or resort?  Or do you stay in a different type of accommodation?

Our favourite hotel in Capri and indeed the only one we have ever stayed in is “La Minerva”.  It is a small family-run hotel but everything is just perfect from the local toiletries they provide, to the delicious homemade delicacies they serve. Not to mention the beautiful calm, cool and relaxing white interiors.  It sits high on the hill overlooking the water, has a stunning pool and is not far from all the action – but just far enough away for a bit of peace and quiet.

What do you miss most about international travel?

The excitement from planning the itinerary to packing the bags and the passport.  Airport lounges.  Being 35,000 feet above the ground knowing you are zooming off to somewhere very special and HOPEFULLY knowing the phone won’t ring. European breakfast buffets.