Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell reveals why a trip to Captiva Island in Florida was memorable for the right reasons (and to the Maldives for the wrong reasons)
Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell checks in to our travel Q&A
Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell checks in to our travel Q&A.
She talks about her favourite city, a memorable trip to Florida, her first holiday – in Norfolk – the travel item she finds indispensable, and more.
YOUR FIRST HOLIDAY?
Hemsby, a seaside resort in Norfolk, where we used to stay in a cabin on the beach owned by my uncle Tom and had many a family holiday.
MOST MEMORABLE TRIP?
South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida, where my husband Jon and I got married. We were lucky enough to have family and friends join us too.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CITY?
It has to be Barcelona, where I won my Olympic gold medal. I’ve been back many times, most recently around my 50th birthday where I was able to show around friends who joined me for the celebrations.
DO YOU KEEP FIT WHEN TRAVELLING ABROAD?
I always go running wherever I travel because it’s a great way to get to know the area.
WHAT DO YOU NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT?
Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour moisturiser. It’s a great all-rounder (to smooth hair frizz, shape brows, remove mascara, moisturise cracked lips and much more).
South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island (pictured) in Florida is Sally’s most memorable trip
ANY TRAVEL DISASTERS?
In the Maldives, we arrived at the main airport for our flight home and realised we’d left all our passports in the hotel room safe. We had to rebook our return flight, and travel via Doha in Qatar, which is not the best fun you can have with three young children.
Other than September’s UK cruise on Princess Cruises’ ship Sky Princess (as a guest speaker), my husband and I are hoping to get back to the Maldives in November.
- Sally is a motivational speaker and strategic wellbeing adviser for Kudos, a new app promoting positive feedback.