Although she has been to every corner of Europe, Gina is head over heels in love with Italy and Greece. Her fondest memories are of doing a Vespa tour and drinking wine in a 15th-century BC crypt in Rome, discovering hidden coves and beaches in Crete and watching the sun set over the caldera of Santorini.
Gina has stayed at some pretty unique places, including Puglia’s rustic cave-hotel Sextantio which has candles instead of electricity and the Lupaia farmhouse where you can learn to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine in a ‘mama-style’ kitchen.
Her adventurous streak has taken her to the frozen landscapes of Iceland where she snorkelled between tectonic plates, hiked across dramatic glaciers and flew over volcanoes by helicopter. Other unique experiences she has ticked off the travel bucket list include visiting the Lofoten Islands in Norway where she crossed the Arctic Circle and watched the Midnight Sun hanging low in the sky as the clock chimed twelve on an almost-deserted beach – unwittingly intruding on a couple’s proposal in the process. We swear, in spite of this she is the maker of countless romantic moments – as well as great adventures and family holidays – here at Exsus.