I began my travel career with stints working in Spain, Greece and Austria before moving back to London to earn my degree in Tourism Management. After graduation I worked as a specialist travel consultant with a tour operator, creating tailor-made holidays in India, China and the Silk Road countries. This passion for unique travel experiences led me to Mr & Mrs Smith, where I’m now able to dive into the world of one-of-a-kind boutique hotels and a diverse range of travel club members who have an array of travel preferences; I love helping to create personalised travel experiences – and, of course, heading off on my own adventures when I’m not busy crafting holidays for our members.
Aidan'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays
With a glass-bottomed rooftop pool that looks down over the building’s original staircase, this boutique hotel has brought sun-worshipping to a new level. And you won’t need to lift a finger during your stay; your very own butler will make sure you’re well looked after.View Hotel
Aman Summer Palace
A stone's throw from the wall (don’t throw stones), this luxe hotel has after-hours access to the dramatic Summer Palace and its manicured gardens. Rooms are especially spacious for Beijing and the large courtyards are perfect for soaking up a bit of sunshine.View Hotel
I always invest in a paper map before any holiday. People forget this and go straight to their smartphones, but I think it’s more fun to go old school; I also prefer paperbacks to Kindles though…
I wish I was...
high in the mountains of Montsant National Park in Catalonia, cycling from village to village and trying the local wines and olive oils. My overnight stop choice is Terra Dominicata, with its winding driveway, dining terrace and outdoor pool, it’s the perfect spot for resting after a physically demanding day.