Suze of Luxury Columnist, travel interview by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

5 Minutes With Suze of Luxury Columnist

For McCool Travel’s 110th travel profile, I am happy to present Suze of Luxury Columnist. Suze is a longtime Twitter friend and another UK luxury travel aficionado (like another recent interview subject, Claire from Luxury Travel Diary). Both use only their first names so I might’ve to adopt that strategy soon. What do you think?

Luxury Columnist’s bio:

I’m Suze and my aim is to share unique luxury experiences, inspiring everyone to enjoy a little more luxury in their lives. Luxury Columnist was recently named one of the top 3 luxury blogs by Vuelio (formerly Cision) and one of the 50 best luxury blogs and websites by Qosy.

Suze of Luxury Columnist

Suze of Luxury Columnist

Suze of Luxury Columnist

Hometown…

London—I never tire of it!

Always in my luggage…

camera, lens, mobile phone and multiple chargers, laptop, GoPro—I’m a walking tech store.

3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. Lugano in Switzerland where my Father in law lives, for its beautiful lake and mountains
  2. Budapest for the cool bars and amazing spas
  3. Bali for the friendly locals and stunning scenery

A favorite travel memory is…

watching baby turtles hatch on a beach in Tanzania and helping them into the sea.

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Bric’s carry-on suitcases
  2. Ettinger leather luggage tags
  3. You Me and the Dream for their circular beach towels

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. booking cabs well in advance and comparing fares
  2. choosing accommodation with breakfast included
  3. enjoying the apertivo when in Italy—for the price of a drink, light bites are generally thrown in

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. meeting locals
  2. uncovering hidden gems
  3. finally getting to read a book!
Suze of Luxury Columnist, travel interview by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

Suze of Luxury Columnist

8 word (or less) travel mantra…

“Take the road less travelled!”

favorite non-travel website …

Pinterest—it’s so handy for creating house renovation moodboards and finding some fascinating articles on every topic under the sun

most memorable souvenir …

my photos—priceless memories!

favorite cheap eat …

the cool new food market, Mercato Metropolitano, near Borough

recent discovery …

Maltby Street market in Bermondsey, there are some great food stalls and bars here

I am fortunate to have met …

Robert Doisneau, the iconic French photographer whose works include the famous black and white “Kiss” photo.

I would like to meet …

Laura Trott, the UK’s most successful British female Olympian—a real inspiration.

Suze of Luxury Columnist, travel interview by Charles McCool of McCool Travel

Suze of Luxury Columnist


Thank you so much, Suze, for taking a few minutes to share travel inspiration and tips.

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3 Responses to “5 Minutes With Suze of Luxury Columnist”

  1. diningtraveler September 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    Another great profile, Charles! Love the diverse group of people you profile on the website!

    • McCool Travel September 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

      Thank you for visiting, Jessica.

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