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Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals what he does on vacation

FIRST HOLIDAY MEMORIES?

My family used to stay in the trailer with my aunts, uncles and cousins, and spent the summer fooling around and barbecuing.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY?

I remember my first trip to Canada – it was so snowy. One of my teammates, Claire, ran to a pile of snow to do a somersault, but she slipped and went headlong into the snow, so all you could see were her legs waving in the air. We had a lot of fun on that trip!

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Smile high club: Tom pictured with best friend Sophie Lee during their travels for Tom Daley Goes Global

Ride: Tom was seen on the Stanley Falls Log Flume at the Tampa theme park during his free time

Ride: Tom was seen on the Stanley Falls Log Flume at the Tampa theme park during his free time

Off Duty: Tom and Team GB perform "Sexy and I know it" while relaxing on the beach

Off Duty: Tom and Team GB perform “Sexy And I Know It” while relaxing on the beach

Water boy: In 2011, the diver took a dip on his Florida family vacation at Discovery Cove

Water boy: In 2011, the diver took a dip on his Florida family vacation at Discovery Cove

WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM TRAVEL COMPANION?

Someone who loves to explore and who would be ready to try new things. I’m not a fan of lounging by the pool for a whole week. They should also be gourmets!

WHERE TO TAKE YOUR DREAM ROAD TRIP?

I would like to go back to New Zealand. My best friend Sophie and I spent a week touring the country in an RV while filming Tom Daley Goes Global. It’s an action junkie’s paradise.

Road Trip: Tom and his director boyfriend posed on the brink of it all on a road trip along the California coast

Road Trip: Tom and his director boyfriend posed on the brink of it all during a road trip along the California coast

Culture vultures: The duo also shared a sweet selfie near the Hollywood sign during a hike in Los Angeles

Culture vultures: The duo also shared a sweet selfie near the Hollywood sign during a hike in Los Angeles

Tourists: The couple appeared in good spirits as they paused to pose near the Golden Gate Bridge

Tourists: The couple appeared in good spirits as they paused to pose near the Golden Gate Bridge

Downtime: In 2011 the diver also caused a sensation with a group of friends at Busch Gardens Tampa

Downtime: In 2011 the diver also caused a sensation with a group of friends at Busch Gardens Tampa

AND THE MOST ADVENTURE THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?

Anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. I did a parachute jump in Thailand, a swing in a canyon in New Zealand and a bungee jump in Switzerland. And I’d like to try a bobsled ride.

WHAT IS THE WORST THING YOU HAVE DONE ON HOLIDAY?

I always eat too much and I come back twice as much. My coach is never happy.

WHAT IS YOUR HELL HOLIDAY IDEA?

Everywhere I have to dive off a diving board. We only have three or four weeks off a year – seeing a “no diving” sign by the pool makes me happy.

Where next?  Tom Daley and Sophie in Thailand, on the first stage of their world-traveling adventure

Where next? Tom Daley and Sophie in Thailand, on the first stage of their world-traveling adventure

Globetrotter: Tom tried horseback riding during his California vacation

Globetrotter: Tom tried horseback riding during his California vacation

THE MOST TRAUMATIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

Last year I had a rather scary experience on a flight with the British diving team. The engine started to smoke and we had to make an emergency landing in Russia. Everyone was quite shaken.

WHERE IS YOUR NEXT TRIP?

I have no vacation coming up, but just got back to training after three weeks in Florida with all my friends to celebrate a belated 21st birthday and we visited Busch Gardens Tampa.

I’m a huge thrill lover so I love roller coasters but it was great to see their reactions, especially in Falcon’s Fury! Of course, I’m preparing for next year’s Olympics in Rio.

Tom Daley qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio.

How to get away with it: In Thailand, Tom and Sophie faced cheap accommodation and a tongue twister

How to get away with it: In Thailand, Tom and Sophie faced cheap accommodation and a tongue twister

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