A genuine passion for travel was engrained in me from a young age as I was lucky enough to be taken all around the globe with my family. Later, when I was based in New York City, I managed to explore 32 states and counting. I’ve also spent lengthy spells in Australia, and have visited Fiji, the Seychelles, the Maldives and Southeast Asia, where I enjoyed becoming a PADI Divemaster, experiences which only furthered and enhanced the pleasure I take from exploring the world.
Where it all clicked for me though was New Zealand. Here I discovered the country through the eyes of a local, places like the beaches of the Bay of Islands and tranquil Lake Wanaka. It was then I knew this was something I wanted to continue to do for a long time.
It is an exciting prospect that I can now share my experiences with others and help them plan unforgettable trips too.
I'll never forget when…
A 5.00am start to endure a steep, three-hour incline in near complete darkness might read for a testing morning, but I will never forget reaching the summit of Roy’s Peak at 1,578m (5,177ft) and watching the sun appear over Lake Wanaka and turn the surrounding snow-capped mountains a fiery pink. The feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction was heightened by such an unforgettable reward and reminds me why New Zealand was the catalyst for where I am and what I do today. I can only hope others get to experience something just as memorable.