Travel Insider: DJ Aldrin

What inspires you to travel?Discovering the rest of our world! Meeting new people, learning new cultures, experiencing great cuisine… and the opportunity & challenge to entertain a totally foreign crowd!What are some of your favorite destinations?London, Tokyo, Ibiza.What are your travel essentials?My laptop, my iphone, my Senheisser HD-25…. and the aircraft adaptor for my headphones to connect to the in-seat entertainment system! I tend to catch up with movies only on flight!Favorite travel tips?Dress simple, like any other person on the street. There’s really no need to flash your wealth, unless you intend to get mugged.What do you miss about Singapore while you are away?The convenience, cleanliness & safety. All too often, we take it for granted.What aspect of traveling do you find the most difficult to do?Getting to an airport, and waiting for your flight. Unlike Changi, many airports take hours to get to, traffic along the way can be horrendous, and the airports facilities usually can’t cope with the actual number of travelers.How do you maintain health and fitness when you are away?I don’t drink or smoke, so that already helps quite a fair bit. I don’t bother about gyms, but if time & weather permits, maybe a few laps in the hotel pool. Other than that, I guess eating proper meals as opposed to junk food makes a difference as well.What is your most treasured possession you have picked up while traveling?My Nespresso Coffee Machine which I had hand-carried back from London in 2006, which it is still rocking out the expressos all these years!What has been your most memorable holiday?My first time to London when I was 17. Growing up on British pop culture and being right smack in the thick of the action is overwhelmingly different!What is the best restaurant, café, bar that you have visited while traveling?Balafia in Ibiza. A very down-to-earth family-run restaurant that’s off the beaten track for most tourists. Famous for their grilled meats & fresh tomatoes, both raised and grown right out of their family farm by the restaurant.What are the top holiday destinations that you are yet to visit?South America!Who is your favorite traveling companion?I normally travel alone, but I guess it is always nice to have that special someone for that special trip.What is your ideal holiday?I’ve always been more of a city person, and I usually double up work & holiday into each trip, but over the last few years, I’ve learnt to appreciate a nice quiet break from work, and from city life.