Travel Savvy With Model Georgia May Jagger

25 November 2015
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She’s one of the biggest names on the runway, a supermodel who has lent her face to countless top-tier brands. But as the youngest daughter of The Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger and iconic model Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger was always destined for greatness.

Following in her famous mum’s footsteps, she started to strut her stuff on catwalks at the age of 16, quickly becoming one of the hardest working names in the industry, notching up major campaigns for brands such as Rimmel London, Chanel, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger.

Most recently, the 23-year-old supermodel has returned as the global brand ambassador for Sunglass Hut’s new ‘Punk it Up!’ campaign. Flight Centre caught up with the British-born beauty to get her top travel tips.

 Georgia in her element

What’s your favourite holiday?

Oh that’s such a hard question! I recently did a trip around South East Asia and Vietnam was a highlight. We saw so many beautiful markets that were selling local fruits and vegetables. Hoi An was incredible – so many beautiful beaches and I found the Japanese and Chinese-inspired architectural designs of the buildings so inspiring.

We also went to the Batu Caves in Malaysia, which just blew me away. I shot so many pictures there! I’ve been very lucky to visit so many incredible places.

What’s your carry-on essential?

My gorgeous silk travel pillow. Sleep is so important to me and when travelling, even more so. I always try to sleep as much as possible when I’m on the plane to help overcome jet lag and this gem allows me to sleep comfortably anywhere.

What’s your favourite city?

You can’t beat London. It’s just such a beautiful city, there’s a great energy and there’s always something happening.

I love going to art galleries and museums and London has some of the best in the world. It’s the ideal place to shop for vintage too. Whenever I’m in London, I try and make a trip to Relic and Alfie's Market for clothes and accessories.

 London's British Museum - a favourite haunt

Where was your most favourite meal?

My guilty pleasure is French food. I remember having the most incredible dining experience at Café de Flore in Paris where I had duck confit. It was such a beautiful and thoroughly French meal.

It’s such a great place to visit and a favourite for tourists and locals. Plus, there’s no better place in the world to people watch.

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Adventure or luxury?

Definitely adventure. Although, why not have both if you can? I always try and push myself out of my comfort zone, especially if it means experiencing something once in a lifetime.

What’s the essential ingredient for a good trip?

Restaurants, shops, cultural experiences and anything that’s off the beaten-track. Also, it is definitely about the company you keep, travelling with good friends always enriches the experience.

 It's all about company

What’s your top travel tip?

Always carry a great pair of shades. A great pair of sunglasses are a travel must - I’m a fan of classic Ray-Ban aviators, which always do the trick.

What’s your biggest packing mistake?

Overpacking. Isn’t that everyones? I try to go for thin materials, such as silk, which means you can pack a lot more.

However, when I’m packing I’ll usually end up adding a few favourite pairs of shoes and an extra handbag and then my good intentions go out the window!

Where do you want to go next?

Anywhere the sun goes! I haven’t been back to Australia for a while so it’s on my list.

Georgia May Jagger is the face of Sunglass Hut’s latest ‘Punk it Up!’ campaign. Follow her on Instagram (@georgiamayjagger) and Twitter (@georgiamjagger).

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Paul Ewart

Originally from the UK, Paul has lived and worked in three different continents: from the heady metropolis of Dubai, to North America and - as of six years ago - Sydney, Australia, a place he now calls home. His travel career spans 13 years across various print and digital outlets. Until recently, he worked as a senior TV producer for Channel 7. Now, he's back doing what he does best: travelling.