After studying geography at the University of Brighton, I took up an opportunity to work in Germany and lived there for five years. Being based in the heart of Europe allowed me to explore the best of what the continent has to offer, but rather than quell my curiosity, it left me wanting more.
After saving for many years, I decided it was time to leave my job and go on the trip of a lifetime. I spent the next year making my way through Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Returning from my trip, I made the decision to join Audley as an Australia Specialist. I was soon back Down Under visiting places such as Kangaroo Island, Ayres Rock and the Daintree Rainforest, checking out properties and tours and boosting my knowledge and experience to help others plan trips of their own.
I'll never forget when…
Deep in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island, our small group had stopped in a clearing for lunch. As we waited for our local guide to get things ready, I heard a branch snap loudly nearby. As I turned around, I noticed an inquisitive kangaroo poking its head out from behind a tree just by my right shoulder. A quick rustle later and a wallaby joined the party. It was such a surreal moment to be enjoying a refreshing glass of wine yet to be surrounded by native animals in their natural habitat.