What was your last adventure?
Mexico, where I was scouting new properties and restaurants ahead of our Central America launch. Before that, I was walking and riding with friends in a spectacularly pretty corner of Transylvania.
Favourite restaurant in South America?
Good food and drink is a key component of our journeys. Don Julio in Buenos Aires was my second home when living there. I saw it transform from a word-of-mouth neighbourhood dive to one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Latin America. Lo de Pepina, in Cartagena’s Getsemani, is a family-run bolthole of 8 tables and stunning Caribbean food. Lucifer, in Garzón, Uruguay, run by Mallmann protégé Lucia Soria, is a gem. Long lunches at Rio’s Lorenzo Bistrô and buzzy Braseiro da Gávea. Lima and Bogota deserve their own chapters.
What’s the most offbeat experience you’ve had recently?
Colombia’s Los Llanos – cowboy and anaconda country up on the Venezuelan border. And a very special Patagonian adventure on horseback which requires a 2.5hr flight, a 3hr drive, a 1hr motorboat and a 2hr ride before hitting basecamp.