Growing up, I was lucky enough to be part of a family that loved to travel and visited destinations such as Thailand, Mauritius and the east coast of the USA. These experiences inspired a lifelong love of travel that has never left me.
Since graduating from university with a degree in classical civilisation, I've continued to travel. However, it was a road trip around California that really opened my eyes to the sheer size and spectacle of the landscapes of the west coast of the USA. This sparked another trip less than a year later, knowing I had only scratched the surface. It was then that I knew I had to pursue my love for travel and America further, so I joined Audley as a USA Specialist.
I recently spent a month exploring California and the southwest, from the vibrant cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles to the jaw-dropping scenery of Utah's national parks.
I'll never forget when…
Taking a helicopter ride over San Francisco and seeing famous landmarks such as Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park from above was pretty special. But if that wasn't enough, the pilot then flew us over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, which was a complete surprise. Just seeing the bridge is a highlight of visiting San Francisco, but seeing it from all angles, in a helicopter, is an experience I’ll never forget.