Michael Vaughan's Traveller's Tale

on 05/09/2014

Michael Vaughan's Traveller's Tale


Dom Reilly was joined by Michael Vaughan, OBE, at the British Grand Prix earlier this year. Michael, a world-class cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England, was ranked as one of the best batsman in the world following the 2002 /03 Ashes series in which he scored 633 runs. Known for his shrewd captaincy and man management skills, Vaughan captained England in 51 Tests. The pinnacle of his career came with a 2-1 victory over Australia in the 2005 Ashes.

Here he talks to Dom about his travels. 

Where's the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The top of Sydney Harbour Bridge at 9pm. 

Why was that so interesting?
Apart from the view….it was on the third evening of the end of a Test match against Australia and I was 120 not out!

What do you always travel with?
Yorkshire tea, Henderson’s Relish - a spicy Yorkshire sauce - and my iPad, (in my Dom Reilly iPad case of course).

If you could go anywhere in the world that you haven't yet travelled to, where would that be and why?
The Moon - on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

When you were playing cricket professionally, what was the best thing about travelling with the team?
Just being fortunate enough to visit so many different places – Australia, South Africa. Playing cricket in the West Indies…

And the worst?
Being away from my family and spending so much time in a hotel room, you just wish you were making a brew in your own kitchen after three months of it.

What's your one piece of advice to anyone facing a long haul flight?
Don’t forget your passport and have a drink – you will sleep better. 

Thanks Michael. Fancy a brew? 

Michael Vaughan travels with the Dom Reilly briefcase and iPad case.


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