Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, including his love for New York

Tennis player Jamie Murray talks about his travels, from his love for New York to his passion for the Isle of Skye


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Jamie Murray checks in for our travel Q&A

Jamie Murray checks in for our travel Q&A

This week tennis player Jamie Murray signs up for our travel Q&A.

He talks about his earliest holiday memories, his favorite Scottish travels and why New York is the best place to play tennis.

First holiday memory?

Camping in La Rochelle in France when I was about six or seven years old. We drove there from Scotland. It was super hot. We didn’t often go on vacation because we always played in tennis tournaments.

Are you a good flyer?

Yes. It doesn’t stress me at all. I take 50 to 80 flights a year, maybe more.

Best places to play tennis?

I love being in New York for the US Open [Jamie reached the doubles final this year]. The city has so much energy.

Great weekend away?

I like going to Scotland to see my family. My grandparents are getting older so I want to visit them often.

Favorite Scottish trips?

A few years ago, after Wimbledon, we went to Oban, then Skye and the Hebrides, which was great.

Jamie recalls a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye.  Pictured is Neist Point, the westernmost point of the island

Jamie recalls a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye.  Pictured is Neist Point, the westernmost point of the island

Jamie recalls a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye. Pictured is Neist Point, the westernmost point of the island

Dream vacation?

Kenya for our honeymoon. We stayed in a conservation area in luxury tents. Then we continued to Zanzibar.

Where to now?

Bora Bora in the South Pacific. But it’s so far away, it scares me.

  • Jamie will compete in the Battle of the British Scotland vs England in Aberdeen in December. The event is supported by Loganair and Hilton Hotels. Visit battleofthebrits.co.uk.

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