With a multi-cultural family based across the world, travel started as a necessity in my life and quickly became a passion. My mother is from Uruguay and I have always been fascinated by South America, so on finishing my university degree I decided to return independently to learn Spanish, work and travel.
After a few months in Uruguay I was charmed by the culture and natural beauty that surrounded me, prompting me to visit Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Peru. The people, history and wildlife stole my heart. I returned home and worked for two years launching and running a website but finally decided to combine my passion for travel with my planning skills and joined Audley. In this role I have been lucky enough to return to South America to visit Peru, Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands where I was captivated by the traditions, wildlife and dramatic landscapes.
I'll never forget when…
The Galápagos Islands look arid and inhospitable, so it's all the more surprising to see how prolific the wildlife is here. Each island is so different, and there are so many interesting creatures. I learnt about their behaviour and the adaptations that allowed them to survive, and at times found it hard simply avoiding them. Ignorant of the potential threat of humans and innately curious, they just approach you head on. I saw so many species in such close proximity, including sharks, fur seals and iguanas, but snorkeling with the friendly and curious sea lions was simply unforgettable.