Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden talks about her travels

Businesswoman and Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden talks about her travels and reveals she LIKES turbulence during flights as ‘it’s like a fairground ride’

Deborah Meaden checks in to our travel Q&A

This week, Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden checks in to our travel Q&A. 

She talks about her favourite city, her dream holiday – and more… 

Are you a good flyer?

I’m relaxed about it and, weirdly, I quite enjoy a little bit of turbulence. It’s like a fairground ride.

Can’t travel without?

A huge scarf. It can protect you from the sun, the rain and, if wandering around in shorts and wanting to visit a temple, you can wrap it around your legs.

Top weekend trip?

Barcelona. It is vibrant, has great architecture, with all of the Gaudi stuff, and tapas bars. The weather’s a plus, too.

First holiday memory?

As a child we had day trips rather than holidays. When I was tiny, we lived in Brightlingsea, Essex. My first memory is of a beach there building sandcastles.

Favourite city?

I love London, but when I go to New York I love it just as much. We spent a couple of days wandering around Mexico City. It’s not the prettiest but it’s got some really interesting stuff.

Deborah says she dreams of visiting the Pantanal in South America for its wildlife. Pictured is a jaguar in the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park

Dream holiday?

We’ve done a lot of travelling around Central and South America but we want to go back and spend more time with the wildlife. There’s a huge area called the Pantanal which has amazing wildlife.

Where to next?

Our next trip will be to Borneo probably, either at the tail end of this year or the beginning of next. 

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