The weirdest restaurant in the world? Driving to 12 countries in one day. The time I slept in a glamorous Hollywood star's bed... The best days out in Wiltshire? My favourite places to stay in the UK? Want to read some of Simon Heptinstall's adventures? Just click on the links below.
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Simon Heptinstall has written about travel for everyone from The Times to TNT. Read some of his best stories, tips and adventures, by clicking here: my best travel stories
Simon Heptinstall helped launch BBC Top Gear Magazine, worked behind the scenes for Jeremy Clarkson's TV shows and has contributed to most of the top motoring magazines. He is currently freelance Editor of the BMW UK Magazine. Read some of his best car adventures by clicking on this link: my best motoring stories
Okay, what are the best places I've ever stayed? All of these are top quality experiences (luckily I only paid for one of them, can you guess which one?)
1 Vatulele Island, Fiji
2 Huka Lodge, New Zealand
3 Scarista House, Isle of Harris
4 Jaguar Reef Lodge, Belize
5 The Grand Hotel, Stockholm
6 The Palace, Sun City, South Africa
Some of the worst places I've stayed include: Villa d'Este, Lake Como; The Grand Hotel Bulgaria, Sophia; The Sheraton, Alexandria; and Hallery House Hotel, Cheltenham.
Simon behind the wheel of the Toyota that Jeremy Clarkson and James May drove to the North Pole for Top Gear. Sometimes the distinction between travel and motoring is pretty vague...
Read the haunting story of the day Simon saw the sea turn red... with blood CLICK HERE