After decades around the globe, I've come to the conclusion that travel is a state of mind. Since 2012 at Hackney Tours I've been taking people deeper into their own backyard and discovering the wonder in it*.
*See the July edition of Hackney Citizen for an interview to learn more.
Whether it's my women's history running tour, the Subversive Stoke Newington walk, or interrogating the street art manifesto, I try to do something different - provoking thought and promoting connection.
Everyone thinks they know London, but I'll show you it in a different way: whether it's the radical history that's shaped this end of the capital or the contemporary street art that brightens its walls.
With social enterprise Half Day Holidays, I'm taking creative Londoners for brilliant days out in Margate that refresh and re-invigorate - and do good for both communities. With Underground Camden Tours, I've trained teenagers to be tour guides to improve youth wellbeing.
So let's get out there and be fully in the world. There's so much to explore, connect with - and appreciate!