Born and raised in a quiet Massachusetts suburb, Andea knew she wanted to get out and see the world from a young age. After her first year at Boston University, Andea spent a summer in Peru studying, volunteering, and climbing Machu Picchu. It was there that her love of learning new cultures and languages was born, and she went on to study abroad in both Madrid and London. Upon graduating, Andea moved to London to get her Master's degree from LSE and then moved back to Madrid for two years to teach English.
In the past few years Andea has managed to travel to over 30 countries on four continents, but the charm and beauty of the UK and Ireland keep calling her back.
When she's not exploring the world, Andea loves photography, playing basketball, and reading (particularly the Outlander series, which only makes her want to return to Scotland even more).
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With all of the details arranged in advance by Andea and the Audley team, all we had to do was relax and enjoy this most amazing country!
We had always dreamed of making it to Scotland one day. However, when we started planning our itinerary, we realized we could use a helping hand with figuring out the logistics. From our first conversation with our country specialist, Andea, it was clear she had the skill and knowledge to make it happen. Andea's expertise of the region added tremendous value with knowing how to spend our time. We mingled with "hairy coos," visited castles, and stayed in some of Scotland's most unique and welcoming hotels. With all of the details arranged in advance by Andea and the Audley team, all we had to do was relax and enjoy this most amazing country!
I'll never forget when…
My favorite experience was visiting the Cairngorms National Park and Rothiemurchus Estate in Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park embodies that rugged and wild landscape most visitors imagine when they think of Scotland, and Rothiemurchus gives them a chance to get out and explore it.
The afternoon kicked off with a private Land Rover tour of the estate, made entirely unique with a delicious picnic in the middle of an incredible scenic vista. I then got to hand-feed deer — which is much more fun than it may sound. Finally, I had a private fly fishing lesson with a local ghillie. Fly fishing was something I'd never thought I would enjoy so much, but thanks to the great instructors and stunning scenery, I can't wait to get back out on the lake.