Travel Talk with Laura Hamilton
Laura Hamilton is currently one of the faces of Channel 4’s ‘A Place in the Sun’ and also presents ‘Fort Boyard’ for ITV. With a passion for property, Laura has been renovating houses since the age of 19. In 2014 she presented ‘Beat my Build’ on Channel 4, whereby participants renovated their properties aiming to achieve the biggest profit to win a cash prize and most recently she has joined the presenting team of ‘Cowboy Builders’ on Channel 5 which is currently in production. After several years working as a children’s TV Presenter on CITV, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, in 2011 Laura starred in what was one of ITV’s most popular shows, ‘Dancing on Ice’ and with her daredevil attitude, sheer determination and her lust for speed Laura was eventually crowned runner up. In 2014, just 4 weeks after giving birth to her son she took part in the Channel 4 series ‘The Jump’ and admits this was one of the most incredible experiences to date.
Laura’s 60 second interview
Favourite part of Europe? I love France, the food, the architecture and the wine are lovely. It has so much to offer as a country. Beautiful countryside, beaches and mountains for skiing Favourite hotel in UK/Europe? I love the Four Seasons Hotel in Hook, Hampshire and also Chewton Glen. There are so many amazing hotels its hard to choose – what four things make a good hotel? Service, food, location and interior design/decor Beach bird or culture vulture? Culture vulture First holiday you remember Florida, Disneyland. I remember jumping the waves holding my Nans hand! Worst travel nightmare? Someone letting themselves In to my room when I was in bed and away from home filming!!!! Scary. Are you an under or overpacker? An under-packer Travel tip for readers Make sure you have insurance, take medication you might not be able to get abroad, never carry too much cash and make sure you use a hotel safe. Do you check emails on holiday? Yes I’m a workaholic. I always try to connect to re hotel wifi – phone charges abroad can be costly!!! If something goes wrong do you complain or accept it? It’s always worth letting a company know if you aren’t happy but in a nice way. Otherwise they won’t know where and how they can improve.