Secret Trips is a collective of writers, photographers, stylists and fashion designers, all of whom grew up criss-crossing the world with dog-eared guide books stuffed into our backpacks. Thirty years on, we’re all still avid travellers, and while we may like things a little more luxurious these days, we still seek out places with the same spirit: under-the-radar destinations, independent hotels, local restaurants. Collectively, our work has taken us all over the globe to all kinds of amazing places where we’ve met all kinds of amazing people. Now, we’re asking them to share with us the places they’ve loved: the secret spots and hidden gems, hideaway hotels and off-the-beaten-track beaches. Places that they love, and we love, and we think you’ll love too.
David Annand, Editorial Director, Secret Trips. David has been an editor at Condé Nast Traveller and British GQ and writes for the TLS, Architects’ Journal, FT, and The Telegraph.
Dan Annett, Photo Director. Dan Annett is a photographer and art director specialising in fashion, portraiture and lifestyle imagery. He is the Founder of Boon Production.
Peter Howarth: Managing Director, Secret Trips. Peter is CEO of Show Media, former Editor of Arena, British Esquire and Man About Town and writer for Times Luxx)
James Martin: Digital Director, Secret Trips. James has worked for 10 years in luxury fashion e-commerce.
Lee Osborne, Creative Director, Secret Trips. Lee worked for 10 years as Creative Director of Condé Nast Traveller and is now a content creator specialising in luxury travel and style journalism.
Bill Prince: Editor at Large, Secret Trips. Bill has 20 years’ experience as an editor and writer and was Deputy Editor of British GQ. He writes for the FT’s HTSI and is currently Editor of Wallpaper*.
Oliver Spencer: Founder, Secret Trips. Oliver is a fashion designer and CEO of the fashion brands Oliver Spencer and Favourbrook.
James Sleaford: Style Director, Secret Trips. James has worked in the fashion industry for 20 years and has held the post of Fashion Director of French GQ.
Marina Wallrock: Financial Director, Secret Trips. Marina is the Financial Director of the Oliver Spencer and Favourbrook brands.