Meet a traveller: Jessica Crouch, Lonely Planet Online Editorial team member and overland travel enthusiast

We get some of our best trip inspiration by chatting to fellow travellers. We caught up with Lonely Planet’s very own Jessica Crouch, part of our Online team and a tireless overland traveller, to pick her travel brain.

Jessica during a Spanish sunset. Image by Jessica Crouch.

What is your first travel-related memory?
Being introduced to the pilot in the cockpit of a Melbourne–Sydney flight when I was about four. He didn’t seem to be doing very much, it was confusing.

Where was your last trip?
Overland from Hanoi to London, going through China, Mongolia, Russia and Eastern Europe. I set myself the challenge of only catching buses, trains, and the occasional jeep. A sleeper bus packed to the rafters with what were probably smuggled goods en route from China to Mongolia was surprisingly comfortable.

Where is your next trip?
I’m going to take it a bit easier on the next trip and go and explore southwest France.

Aisle or window seat?
Definitely aisle – I hate climbing over snoring people to go to the toilet.

Do you have any travel habits or rituals?
The ‘rule of three’ when packing. I first read about this concept …read more


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