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When you travel, what essential items do you take.In your hand luggage en route? I always keep the basics close to hand, suchas a travel wallet, mobile phone and my beloved MacBook Pro.In your suitcase for when you arrive? I rarely carry a suitcase as I'm usuallyheading to my boat -La Cima III - or to my French chalet in Val d'Isère. I keepa set of most of my essential belongings in each place so that I don't have tokeep carting things around. That said, I do sometimes find myself taking theodd spare part out to the boat, or light bulbs to the chalet. I have also beenknown to deliver tins of baked beans and tea bags - but if I can get away withit I ask my guests to bring them instead.What are your foolproof travel tips?To save time and hassle I avoid checking in luggage wherever possible. If I'mflying out of the UK I always try to use London Heathrow's Terminal 5 - it issuch a beautiful terminal and I'venever had any check-in problems or hugesecurity queues. It also has a very comfortable club lounge.What's the first thing you do when you arrive at a new destination? If I'm on my boat I usually check the weather forecast; if I am going to thechalet I tune into the snow conditions.What favourite destinations would you recommend for.A luxury one-night/weekend stay? The Ritz in Paris always promises agreat experience. It has beautiful bed linen and towels and attentive service.A week's cruise? I love Croatia, particularly around Hvar and the Kornatiislands. Hvar itself has beautiful waters and bays, plus there are somewonderful restaurants and places for fun nightlife. This contrasts beautifullywith the Kornati islands and their quiet, calm, lunar landscapes. I'm a greatfan of the Eastern Mediterranean in general, with its clear waters, quiet bays,realistic prices and lack of jelly fish, so as well as Croatia I am veryhappy cruising around Montenegro, Turkey and Greece. An extended holiday? Island hopping in the Aegean is a favourite choice. Iprefer the less commercial islands that do not have airports or cruise-shipfacilities. My particular favourites are Symi, Kastelorizo, Patmos and Amorgos.A ski trip? My chalet in Val d'Isère is my winter home-from-home but I alsolove Aspen, Colorado, because of the good skiing, great restaurants and allthe Hollywood bling that hits the slopes.What inspires you to travel?I'll do anything to get away from the English weather and local news.What dream destination have you yet to visit? South America is a fascinating country and quite different to the other placesI have visited, so that is certainly on my wish list.Do you relax on holiday or try to jam in as much as possible?I like to get a balance of work, play, sport and good food.Travel light or pack the kitchen sink?I like to travel very, very light.n88I sea&iI WINTER 2012thelastwordbeforeyou go Thanks to his roles as internationalproperty developer, keen yachtsman and founder of ski-wear brand Nevica, Paul Goldsteinis well placed to share his travel tips