Living the dream: The fantasy holiday destinations of a lifetime

After two years of travel restrictions, many people are packing their bags in anticipation of their first trip abroad in some time, we spoke to a number of well-known faces about their favourite destinations and where they would go if money were no object

Doireann Garrihy: “I have always wanted to see Hawaii so, if money were no object, I would stay in the best Hawaiian hotel and hire a personal instructor to take me surfing.” Picture: Evan Doherty

Maia Dunphy, writer and podcaster

I love travel, whether it's to the next county or the next continent, and the best trip I ever took was 20 years ago to Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where myself and my friend helped set up an education centre at an orangutan sanctuary.

Today, my dream trip would be a toss-up between the Galapagos Islands or a Gorilla trek in Rwanda or Uganda. I had planned a Galapagos trip ...