Irreverent responses from our favourite travel ninjas.
Name: Madison Cowan
Title/bio: Chef, currently appearing
on BBC’s No Kitchen
Born in: London
Currently living in: New
1) Where would you rather be right now? Nowhere other than with my family. Unless it’s a beach in Barbados,
with family of course.
2) Famous person (dead or alive, real or fictional) you’d most like
to go on a trip with: Can’t do just one.
Take your pick: Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, Serge
3) Everyone asks what’s #1 on your list of places you want to go
before you die. But what’s your #3? Mona
Island. Lovely, small unoccupied island near San Juan.
4) Best (or worst)
person/people you’ve had to sit next to while travelling: Sitting next to someone on a packed bus across the States who
apparently didn’t fancy people of colour. Fun for me, not so much for him.
5) Strangest meal abroad: Bat.
6) If someone was visiting your town, what’s the one thing you’d show
them? Former slaves burial ground and
where Malcolm X took his last breath.
7) Travel-related invention you wish existed: The I Dream Of Jeanie blink/nod.
8) Your most
embarrassing travel faux pas: Travelling
with wet pants I’d just washed in the sink.
9) Material thing you miss the most when away from home: My vintage His Master’s Voice gramophone.
10) Most unique
souvenir: A kava bowl from Fiji.
11) Best celebrity
encounter while travelling: The late Al “Grandpa”
Lewis from The Munsters.
12) Coolest mode of transport you’ve taken: My old Triumph Bonneville 3000 or a USCG speed boat.
film or book that inspires you to pack your bags: l’Etranger by Albert Camus and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison very much
echoed my travels.
14) Lay on us a priceless bit of travel advice or
wisdom: Don’t go anywhere you can’t