LITTLE BLACK BOOK
CONRADCombrink, the director of expedition cruises for Silversea, has been involved in worldwide cruise expedition programs for more than 10 years. He has just completed an Antarctic season with Prince Albert II, which has been renamed Silver Explorer. More: silversea.com/expeditions. Desperate to get back to: The Republic of Cameroon for its diverse display of culture and nature. An amazing destination: pretty much all of Africa encapsulated in one country. Must visit: The Antarctic Peninsula, a place everyone should experience at least once. Perfect place for indulgence: Chiva-Som resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. The perfect place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Ultimate eco-adventure: South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Walk in the footsteps of explorers such as Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken, or see the sunrise with 400,000 king penguins and hundreds of southern elephant seals in St Andrews Bay. Inviting food destination: Don Alfonso Restaurant near Sorrento, Italy. In a word, wow. Inspirational travel narrative: The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. Favourite travel website: Expedia.com for fast information and numerous choices. Most distinctive hotel: Tsara Komba Lodge, Madagascar, a nature reserve in primary forest. Best-spent travel dollars: Some of the best money I’ve spent has been on business-class flights with Etihad Airways.