I first discovered my passion for travel after finishing university. I set off on a year-long adventure around the world visiting countries such as Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam. Returning home after this life-changing trip, it wasn’t long before I had booked my next journey, a ten-month tour taking in most of South, Central and North America.
Having fallen in love with life in Latin America I flew back to Peru, where I lived before moving to Australia. I spent two years in Sydney and Melbourne and then decided to spend some time teaching English in Japan where I stayed for the next two years before finally settling back in the UK.
The thing that excites me most about travel is the amazing people that you get to meet along the way and the opportunity that offers you to learn about their individual histories and customs.
I'll never forget when…
One memory that will always stay in my mind is of a guided hike in El Chaltén, Argentina. We had just reached a clearing at the top of a hill and had walked out to enjoy the view when a huge condor flew down and hovered for a few seconds just metres from where we were standing, enjoying this amazing sight. Witnessing such an incredible, and impressively large, wild animal up close really gave me a new sense of just how powerful and majestic these creatures are, and how fortunate I was to be in their natural environment.