I have always had a natural curiosity about the world, and with that, came a strong desire to travel and explore. In 2013 I booked a one-way ticket to Malaysia, and within the first week, decided that I wanted to travel more extensively. Little did I know that I would spend the next three years living abroad.
My travels have taken me around the Southern Hemisphere, from the towering temples of Thailand and the pagodas of Cambodia and Vietnam to the white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Of all the countries I visited, New Zealand remains particularly memorable because of its diverse landscape, from bubbling mud pools and geysers to snow-topped mountains and vibrant blue waters.
My travels have given me a deeper appreciation for the world and its diversity, and I’m excited to now work for a company that encourages exploration of this beautiful planet.
I'll never forget when…
Completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing over the mountains on New Zealand’s North Island, made a long-lasting impression on me. The hike is widely regarded as New Zealand’s greatest day hike and is set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tongariro National Park. It passes over rugged volcanic terrain, winds alongside glistening emerald lakes and offers sweeping views of Mount Ngauruhoe, famously known as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Completing the walk was a big physical challenge but the mind-blowing scenery, steaming vents, dramatic rock formations, Maori history and vibrant lakes made every second worth it.