Who are you?
Neha Belgrave is a portfolio careerist who balances purpose-led work with her passion for travel.
Co-Founder of Insight Collective,
Life and Business Coach
Business Director at BITC
Married to Rodney, mum to daughter Shan and two pooches
What is your favourite country?
So hard to choose a favourite – I can’t!
For beach, I love Turks and Caicos for the turquoise waters, white sands and empty beaches.
I’m an eastern soul so also adore India, Bali, Vietnam, China, Japan etc for temples, culture and ways of life. Equally, love the beauty and wildness of Africa
What is the best food you ever had?
Eating Indian curry in the Maldives whilst watching pink dolphins in the ocean was very special.
What was the best trip you ever did and why?
Travelling for 6 weeks when I turned 40 to celebrate the beauty and joy of life thus far. Travelled around the temples of Cambodia, private beaches in the Philippines, toured Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, retreated in Bali and finished in Marbella for birthday beach parties. I spent 3 weeks travelling with my husband, 2 weeks solo on a retreat making new friends, doing yoga and self-development and ended the trip with my bestie, dancing from sunsets into early hours.
Why would you travel solo?
I love travelling solo as it refuels, energises and challenges me. I tend to retreat regularly as a self-care practice and love making new friends.
I’ve recently started working on and delivering retreats in India which focus on self-development, coaching, mindfulness and lots of Ayurveda.
Why would you travel with a group?
For friends’ birthdays, hen parties, family get-togethers, yoga and self-development retreats.
If money wasn’t an issue what kind of trip would you do?
I’ve been eying up retreats in Bhutan via the Aman hotels and the four seasons at Bora Bora.
Favourite part of travelling?
Travel is my biggest gift to myself; I take lots of trips each year as it helps support my growth in so many ways and provides me with time to unplug and get inspired.
Discovering, being inspired by people/culture, being in nature and close to oceans and meeting people are things I love.
More hotel, Airbnb, guesthouses or hostel type of traveller?
Nowadays I tend to go for luxury so it’s either a 4/5-star hotel or Airbnb villa
Same holidays or always new?
Both – love that I’ve been travelling to Bali for 23 years but equally loved discovering Croatia this year.
Best travel advice?
Fall in love with people, places, adventures and the beauty of the world with wide curious eyes and an open heart. Learn from different ways of life and the road less travelled.
Never go too long without watching a sunset – Atticus