Annabel has been travelling the world since before she could walk, having parents that were avid travellers meant she was lucky enough to experience different cultures as part of her upbringing. Whether it was taking a hot air balloon across South Africa, cuddling a baby panda, standing on the edge of Victoria Falls, having New Year's Eve in Sydney or flying on Concorde, Annabel has a wealth of experience and has always appreciated the joys of travel.
After gaining a First in Ancient History at the University of Exeter, she then completed her MA in Classics and Ancient History, studying at the British School in Rome. She then spent six years working at a wine merchant and travelling to various wine regions including Champagne and Rioja.
The desire to incorporate her love of travel with a new career brought her to Audley and the Hidden Beaches team. Since starting she has visited French Polynesia, Zanzibar, the Seychelles and has been on safari in Tanzania.
When she is not busy planning her next trip, Annabel enjoys skiing, cooking for friends and supporting Fulham Football Club.
I'll never forget when…
After spending three days on a fantastic safari I was still hoping to spot the notoriously reclusive leopard. On my last night while staying at Beho Beho, a leopard came to drink from the waterhole, just 25 m (80 ft) away from me. She looked straight at me as though I was interrupting her — and then, after a good ten minutes, crept back into the darkness. What a brilliant end to the safari.