Get to Know Rob

Today’s post is a bit of a different one.

Rob is the creator of Rob on Holiday. You may have seen him in on of our many videos on our YouTube Channel.

But today, we’re going to hear from Rob himself and get to know a bit more about him and some of his favourite places to travel to.


Tell Us a Bit About Yourself

I am from Manchester in the UK, where I live with my wife and two daughters. I have a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and have spent all my career working as a software engineer.


Why Do You Love to Travel?

Much as I love my home, I like something to focus on throughout the year. Looking forward to my next holiday always keeps me going when I am struggling with work or some other issue.

Like all of my family, I am a big fan of the Disney theme parks so the next trip to Disneyland Paris or Walt Disney World in Florida is always an event to look forward to.

Having travelled to many summer destinations in the Balearic and Canary Islands, we now like to travel to The Golden Taurus Aquapark in Pineda de Mar every summer – our “home from home”.

If I can squeeze a couple of city breaks in during the year, that’s great as well. Seville, Barcelona and Copenhagen are the best cities I’ve visited so far.


What Are Your Other Hobbies?

I enjoy listening to music – rock and Americana are my preferred genres – and I read as much as possible. I am also a lifelong Manchester City fan (of the armchair variety!).


Why Did You Start Rob on Holiday?

It was my eldest daughter’s idea, so you can blame Lauren!

At first, it seemed like a good way to record all our favourite holiday memories. We’ve always made holiday videos for our own enjoyment, but over the last five years or so, our comedy videos that we film at The Golden Taurus Aquapark have attracted a small following on YouTube.

When we started travelling on city breaks, we began to build up a lot of material covering each place we’d visited, so in addition to entertaining people with the videos, we thought that we might be able to create a website where we can share our travel tips for the various destinations.


What is the One Thing You Always Take With You When Travelling?

My phone – for listening to music on the journey and of course for filming the videos!


Where is Your Favourite Place to Visit?

I’m going to cheat and say that it’s a dead heat between Walt Disney World and The Golden Taurus Aquapark.


Name Three Places You Would Like to Visit in the Future

I’ll admit to not having any grand desire to spend too long on any one flight. I’m sure Australia and New Zealand are wonderful, but I don’t think that I could hack such a long journey.

So I’m going to pick three cities that are relatively easy to reach! Valencia, Toronto and New Orleans.


Which of the Videos You’ve Made is Your Favourite?

Very tough. Each year, I don’t think we’ll top the last one, but I’m very proud of our Summer 2019 video at the Golden Taurus Aquapark.

I was never 100% sure about attempting a musical, but with a lot of hard work on the pre- and post-production work for that video, I think we just about pulled it off.



We hope you enjoyed this post.

Thanks for reading and see you next time.

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