telegraph13cToyah Willcox's Travelling Life

Toyah Willcox, the singer and actress, has fond memories of Estonia and the remotest regions of Belize, but hates to travel with Ryanair

Your earliest memory of travelling?

As a young child, my family holidays were always in Rock, Cornwall, with my parents, older brother Kim and sister Nicola. We hired a bungalow on the grounds of a hotel, but there were only two bedrooms. Mum and Dad stayed in one while Kim and Nicola shared the other. They used to put me to sleep in the living room by pushing two armchairs together. We lived in Birmingham at the time, so it took what seemed like 10 hours to get there, pootling along the single-track roads and country lanes.

How often do you travel now?

I travel every week within Britain – one day I can be in Scotland and Plymouth the next. But I travel abroad once a month, usually to my holiday home in Menton on the Côte d’Azur.

Why Menton?

I bought my first place there in 2009, which had an incredible 67 steps to climb to reach the front door. I sold it along with my home in Nice to buy this seafront apartment facing the Jean Cocteau museum where you can get everything you need – food, British newspapers – within two minutes. And our favourite hotel for evenings out, the Royal Westminster, is just a short walk away.

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