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Jessica Houtby is a Lifestyle and Marketing Copywriter for First Choice. She’s lived and worked in four countries, including Australia and Cyprus, and loves going on off-road adventures. Her favourite travel experiences so far include visiting Petra in Jordan, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand and sleeping in a jungle tree house in Thailand.
Likes: Deserts (not desserts, although she loves them, too), spontaneous plans and beachside camping – is there any better feeling than waking up to the sound of gently lapping waves?
Dislikes: The cold – stat.
First holiday memory: Tucking into a Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream at Disneyland Paris.
Top travel tip: If you want to get off the typical tourist trail, chat to the locals. From secluded beaches to traditional restaurants, they’ll know the best spots.
Where next: Mexico, Croatia and the Greek islands are all on my wish list.
Favourite holiday destination: Australia – it’s got orange deserts, wildlife-packed rainforests and buzzing cities all under one roof.