Tony Hadley

Famous People and Travel

It is interesting to hear how famous people see the world. Famous people and travel is a subject that is relatively unknown to most, but hey, they’re human beings just like us.  Many famous people get to see a vast part of the world, but I imagine it is only a glimpse, as they are in and out of places in a very short period of time. To hear how famous people perceive the world comes through snippets on the news, or magazines, and blips on the web. But what about the life behind role that famous people have to endure? What cultural perceptions do they carry back home? Take Tony Hadley for example. Hadley is an English pop singer and songwriter. Recently, the “Independent” had an article about Hadley’s life in travel.

Ideal travel companion?

Ali and my children. I’ve got five now; the eldest is 28 and the youngest is five months. They’re all beautiful and brilliant. I couldn’t think of a more perfect holiday than being with them. We go skiing every year to Morzine in France and stay at a B&B right on the slopes. I love it. If I hadn’t become a musician, I would have been a skier.

Beach bum, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie?

I do like the cultural aspects, but I’ve also been on several big treks with Action Medical Research. One was to Costa Rica – from the Pacific coast, through the jungle, to the Caribbean, where we endured torrential rainfall and got lost. We also went to Peru and to Venezuela, which turned out to be a bit dangerous because I almost fell off of a cliff. Luckily, someone caught me.

Martin Fry and Tony Hadley-

Martin Fry and Tony Hadley-Photo by Phil Guest

 

You don’t have to be famous to enjoy the cultural wonders of the world. It helps to have the funds to travel, but you can create a trip anywhere by creating the possibility in your mind, and taking action to go. There are still ways to travel on a shoestring. Ask me, I’ve been out on a thin thread to some of the far reaching places on the planet. The key is taking action. Just do it. You don’t have to be famous. Live now, go places. Read the whole article here.

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