Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton saw plenty of the planet in her globe-trotting pop star days – but her current travels tend to centre around her little boys Beau and Tate. She talks to Tamara Hinson about Florida, Disney – and the joys of a few days in Clacton.
Where is your next trip?
Disneyland Paris. It’s all about my two boys – Beau, six, and Tate, three – these days.
Sunning herself: Lucky Emma has travelled the world for work, but her first ever trip was a caravan in Clacton
Most memorable travel destination?
My fiance Jade Jones, my son Beau and I went to visit close friends in Hong Kong – it was incredible.
What was it like?
Cosmopolitan and busy.
Our friends took us to all the secret places that tourists don’t know about — like delicious restaurants and secluded beaches.
Recommend three things to do there…
Shopping, seeing the pandas, a harbour boat ride while eating a Chinese banquet.
Emma Bunton: Off to Disneyland Paris any minute now with her little boys Beau and Tate
Earliest childhood memory?
Clacton in a caravan.
A typical British holiday, which I loved and will repeat with my children at some point.
Does travel inspire you?
Absolutely. Having travelled the world and experienced lots of different cultures, I now want to do the same with my children.
Ideal travel companion?
Jade. He is the best companion – and he also carries everything.
Once upon a time: Emma (second right) in her pre-kids, globe-trotting Spice Girls days
Where do you feel most at home?
Italy. I had an amazing holiday with my mum, and have spent a lot of time there with friends and family. The food is a big draw for me.
What was your worst trip?
The first time I left the children for work in Los Angeles.
What do you never travel without?
Simple face wipes and Creme de la Mere concealer.
What’s a good holiday cream?
The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke.
What do you most enjoy about travelling?
Relaxing and switching off. It’s the only time I get to see a film.
Favourite family holiday/destination?
Orlando, Florida. The weather is always great and there are lots of things for the children to do.
Emma, a presenter on Heart Breakfast, is currently promoting British Airways Holidays. Visit www.ba.com/holidays.