Laura Millar has been writing about travel for the past seven years, which has taken her to destinations as diverse as Haiti, Iran, and Disneyland Paris. Her words have appeared in a variety of publications, from The Telegraph to the Evening Standard, Metro, City AM, Square Mile, Marie Claire, and Business Traveller. She got the travel bug late, after spending every school holiday driving with her family from the north of Scotland to the south of France, and didn’t set foot on a plane until the age of 18. Clearly making up for lost time, she’s since racked up over 70 countries and hopes to get to a round 100.

What does a journey mean to you?
It’s the anticipation of reaching a destination, but it’s also its own experience.

Which country or location most inspires you?
Being a food addict and a history and architecture nerd, I’d say Italy.

Where would you go back to and why?
Iran, because it has the kindest, most welcoming and generous people I’ve ever met, and the landscapes and architecture are beyond beautiful.

Top insider tip for London?
Slip away from the crowds around St Paul’s Cathedral into peaceful Postman’s Park, with its moving memorial to brave heroes who sacrificed their own lives to save others.

What journey would you most like to go on?
Something deeply glamorous like Paris to Venice on the Orient Express.

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