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Episode Info: Sometimes travel can be just pure fun and Amanda Statham, glossy magazines travel editor, honeymoon expert and happy camper-van-owner, has made the fun side of travel her life’s work so far. She’s dived with sharks in the Galapagos, tracked rare animals on night safari Costa Rica, danced at sunrise in Trinidad Carnival covered in mud and spent a rather enviable amount of time perched at New York City rooftop bars sipping cocktails at sunset. Laugh your way through this light-hearted chat about the love of all things travel.   On this episode we cover:   Falling into the job at Cosmo Working with inspiring women – Sam Baker, Louise Court, Farrah Storr, How Cosmopolitan has cleverly weathered the print storm by becoming ‘3D’ with online, events and more 3.3 million monthly unique visitors How the buzz of reading a magazine is unbeatable Worrying about forgetting her trips! How travel pictures help you remember How New York and Cosmo go hand in hand Rooftop pools and brilliant bars in NYC Norwegian Air transforming transatlantic trips Discovering new areas of NYC – like Williamsburg The incredible rooftop bar at the INK hotel in NYC Knowing it’s the best job in the world How money isn’t the most important thing Being editor for Women’s Health Magazine Specialising in honeymoons Being as happy being in a camper van as in a 5 star hotel in the Seychelles How since becoming a mum long-haul flights solo can be very relaxing Poor Lisa’s middle class holiday-home dilemma The beautiful warm seas of the Caribbean Sunrise mud-covered dancing at the Trinidad Carnival Trinidad Carnival being just as good as Rio Jake’s Hotel, Treasure Beach and the best beach bar in Jamaica The mosaic, shells and decor being ‘like Gaudi on acid Fishermen watching you in the shower Getting tipsy in Floyd’s Bar on a sandbank in the middle of the sea Bob Marley and a tour around Kingston Her once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos with Celine Cousteau and Contiki Diving with hammerhead sharks (not with Kid Rock – Lisa’s dodgy hearing…) Not great PR to lose a journalist to a shark attack The secrets behind press trips Being travel editor for You and Your Wedding A seven course aphrodisiac menu on the Almafi coast that food poisoned everyone Lisa getting bitten by the worst mosquitos in Maldives How travel changes as a parent How travel can be the best things for children Exploring at home as much as abroad Going on holiday for a day The urge to give it all up and take the family off around the world The dream to send the kids to Green School in Bali – an international school with a focus on environmental leaders of the future How to balance travel with worrying about the environment Carbon off-setting with Forests Without Frontiers Her recent trip to Costa Rica Travelling around Italy by train instead of flying How the journey can sometimes be the holiday Resorts and hotels becoming more environmentally focused How Instagram has changed travel S...
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