Richard Trenchard

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The avid traveller who is opening his kids eyes to the world

Whether spending long, lazy days on the beach, or taking part in endorphin-raising experiences such as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there's one common bind – the fact that I simply love to travel.

Bitten by the travel bug at an early age, I went on to marry in Kenya before spreading my wings further across the globe. Visits to America, Australia, Dubai, Qatar and Cuba have followed, among other globetrotting adventures, each journey offering new and exciting experiences. I love nothing more than chatting to locals, experiencing part of what they experience daily.

Now a proud husband, father of two and national newspaper and magazines journalist, I place a huge amount of value on showing my children just how wide and beautiful the world can be, whether that's showing them the New York skyline from a helicopter, or dune bashing in the Dubai sands. Whenever my budget stretches, Team Trenchard travels.

Dubai is a particularly favourite destination. It's diversity offers plenty for Team Trenchard – from Bedouin camps in the desert, to helping my son spot the most sensational supercars.

Occasionally I might fly the coup without my beloved entourage, but rarely. After all, that wouldn't be particularly conducive to my reputation as a jet lag-beating journalist-cum-kid juggling ninja, would it?

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Richard's Been There Done That

  • Lazed on the super soft sands by Qatar's Inland Sea
  • Flown high over New York in a helicopter at new year
  • Took in the whole of Dubai from the top of the Burj Khalifa
  • Tried my hand at traditional Tanoura dancing in the Dubai desert
  • Married on Kenya's Diani Beach in 2001 after spotting the big five on safari
  • Dun-bashed in Dubai with the family before watching the sun set over the sands
  • Fell in love with Florence and took in the Scoppia del Carro (explosion of the cart) Easter festival
  • Climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge before watching the most incredible natural show as whales breached off the New South Wales Coast

Recent articles by Richard

  • 19 Jul 2016
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Planning the festival season from Dubai

While Dubai may be the perfect place to unwind in the lap of Middle Eastern luxury, for visitors with fire in their hearts, there are a number of top party and festival destinations that can be accessed directly from the U.A.E. travel hub. Indeed, with Emirates now flying to over 150 destinations from Dubai International Airport (DXB), in this post we'll take a closer look at the best places to enjoy a number of traditional festivals in full swing.
  • 20 Apr 2016
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Combine all of Africa's treasures with Dubai's sophistication

While they may be worlds apart in terms of culture, architecture and scenery, the journey between the U.A.E. and a number of African countries seems far less arduous when you fly from Dubai. Having presumably already scratched their consumer itch in the cosmopolitan city, travellers can swap their shopping bags for safari hats as they visit a number of world-renowned wildlife parks.
  • 21 Jan 2016
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Dubai with Kids - Fun for the Entire Family

To build on those long-lasting family holiday memories everyone fantasises about, Dubai is one of the world's best destinations. From some of the most insanely awesome waterparks and theme parks to indoor skiing and ice rinks, as well as an incredible aquarium, there's no shortage of places to get kids and teens excited. If you travel to Dubai with your offspring in tow then you should definitely check out this list of my Top Things to Do When in Dubai with the Family. After reading through you'll be one step closer to efficiently planning out your family holiday itinerary in Dubai by picking your own favourite highlights.
  • 06 Jan 2016
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Dubai and the Indian Ocean

With flights from the United Arab Emirates to all manner of far-flung locations in the Indian Ocean, it's easier than ever before to explore the world from Dubai. While these island paradises will certainly provide a stark contrast to the ultra modern city, there's no doubt that each one will compliment your round-trip in its own unique way.
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