Meet Phil Friend

By Phil Friend -


It's time announce our next #LimitlessAmbassador Phil Friend!

Phil has run a disability consultancy business for the last 30 years called Phil & Friends, so he is definitely the man to go to talk about any disability matters!

Before we get into travel paradise, can you tell the readers a bit about yourself?

My name is Phil Friend I had polio as a very young child and I’m a full-time wheelchair user. I’m married I have four grown up children and five grandchildren. I’ve run a disability consultancy business for the last 30 years. I'm a Chelsea supporter, I own my own motorhome and love travelling.

 

What 3 words would you use to describe travel and what it means to you?

Adventure, exploration and education

 

If you were a country what country would you be and why?

Estonia. An incredibly resilient country, having been occupied for hundreds of years by various neighbours including the Soviet Union. It's people are friendly welcoming and resourceful. The people have a deep respect for the land and for its resources.

What is your favourite bar/restaurant?

Smiths of Smithfield London

 

Where did you eat your fave sandwich?

Times Square New York

 

Where have you been that genuinely took your breath away?

The Canadian Rockies

 

What one piece of advice would you give for accessible travellers?

Research, plan, prepare!

What's your funniest travel moment? 

Travelling on a narrow boat and being stuck between the cabin and the deck on a broken platform lift!

 

Where have you been where you felt most home, away from home?

Vancouver British Columbia

 

Where have you visited that you could see yourself living?

Vancouver British Columbia

 

What life advice would you have given yourself five years ago? 

Enjoy every day as if it were your last.

 Where do you hope to visit in five years time?

Iceland, St Petersburg and Alaska

 

Which book would you recommend to take travelling?

Lord of the Rings

 

Would you rather go into space or explore the depths of the ocean?

The depths of the ocean as I suspect there is a lot more going on than there is in outer space.

 

What's the craziest activity you did abroad? 

Camping in Botswana with hyenas walking round the tent!

You can find out more about Phil on his website http://philandfriends.co.uk/index.html or follow him on Twitter.

This is a very exciting annoucement and we are very pleased to welcome Phil to Limitless! #LimitlessLove

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