Scroll through Go Eat Do, and it is safe to say that Stuart has got around. From a safari in Zimbabwe to scuba diving in the underwater kingdom of Sharm El-Sheikh, there isn’t much earth left unexplored by this north-eastern travel journalist.
When asked to pick a favourite destination, however, Stuart struggles to choose, confessing: “It’s so difficult to choose one single destination as a favourite. In a way, I think it’s a little unfair, maybe even impossible.
"When I travel, I try to embrace the experiences that are open to me and take in impressions of the place that I’m in. I really don’t compare one destination to another when I travel; it’s probably counterproductive.
"I travel to do things, taste regional cuisine and meet local people”. Stuart then continues, referring to Canada, India and Zimbabwe as countries which particularly stand out: “Canada always makes me incredibly happy when I’m there. I think it’s got so much to offer travellers. The people tend to be incredibly warm and welcoming, the wildlife can be fascinating, and the landscapes are spectacular.
"In Canada the transport infrastructure is very good; it’s got something for every season. I love being there. I also thoroughly enjoy the thrill of never quite knowing what will happen while on the road in countries such as India and Bangladesh.