My Travelling Life
I never feel guilty about taking a holiday, says Spice Girl Geri Horner
Being part of a famous pop group opened up the world for Geri Horner AKA Ginger Spice. Now travelling is a crucial part of 'me time' for this mom of two. She tells us more
My childhood holidays were spent rock-climbing at my grandmother's house in the Spanish province of Huesca, right at the bottom of the Pyrenees. If visiting in winter, my family and I would strap ourselves into some skis and hit the powder. It was a left-of-centre ski school education, I'll say that much.
My first memory of seafaring was travelling to Calais by ferry, aged 12. It was a short journey, but long enough for me to vomit everywhere. It set the barometer for boat travel pretty low. Since then, I've had the privilege of travelling by yacht - we filmed the music video for Mi Chico Latino on an incredible boat near Sardinia (pictured right) - and, though I wouldn't consider myself a "cruise person", I'm very excited for my old friend Richard [Branson] to launch his own next year. He actually invited me - a posh, married, sensible woman - to test-drive the ships' "rock-star suites". In my expert opinion, they're rather good...