Derek Hydon

The folks at MaCher are artists in their craft and President, Derek Hydon is leading the charge. Quick witted, always up for a laugh and traveling with a MaCher gadget case at all times, Derek changes the way we see the world. What makes Derek and MaCher even better? They are a Certified B Corporation, making the world a better place every day.

Q & A
I can't wait to visit...
Tristan da Cunha (S Atlantic Ocean).
Best Hotel amenity...
hmm, has to be a MaCher gadget case right?
I always bring home...
A sew on destination patch.
I don't leave home without...
My Ecco shoes – they’re incredibly versatile.
I dream about my meals at...
"real people places", ideally Farm to Table.
Everywhere I go I check out the...
Local railway station.
My all-time favorite destinations...
Iceland, India, Japan, France, Easter Island.
The best part about being on a long flight is...
It's my happy place. I love to fly, it's highly emotive for me.
The craziest thing that happened to me traveling was...
Just last week, my wife & I were in Croatia's Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO gem. We then took the bus to Zagreb. A friend I had not seen in 8 years posted on FB that he and his wife were also on their way to Zagreb having just spent the day in Plitvice Lakes! It then turned out we were all staying at the Hotel Esplanade. We of course enjoyed a great reunion dinner that night in old Zagreb. Kismet!
When I arrive at a new place I learn the lay of the land by...
Taking a cooking class or go on a culinary tour. I learn so much about the people, culture and the best places to go, all while enjoying great food.
If you were not doing your current job, what would be your dream job?
This is my dream job – I get to travel a lot, work with amazing people and try to use our business as a force for good.
If you could have dinner with 4 people, dead or alive, who would be there?
Elon Musk, Winston Churchill, Michelle Obama and Juan Trippe.
If you were forced to live in one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
Rhône-Alpes, France.
What is the best concert you have ever attended?
Coldplay, Guadalajara Football pitch, 2010.
The best part about traveling luggage free is...
Concierge or DIY?
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