I achieved an honours degree in classics and a postgraduate masters in rhetoric, igniting my interest in ancient history and winning myself an internship at the University of London. My classics degree provided me with the opportunity to work as a shore excursion leader on board a cruise ship that focused on culture and antiquity. This gave me the chance to explore much of the world, leading passengers across three continents and more than 40 countries.
After 14 months on board, I relocated to Australia for one year on a working visa. Wanting to settle down on home soil, but keen to use my travel industry and classics experience, I joined Audley.
Having returned from extensive travels through Italy and Turkey as an Audley country specialist, I became one of the founding members of these teams and now enjoy sharing my travel knowledge and passion with others and inspiring them to travel.
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I'll never forget when…
After spending a few days in Rome appreciating its history, architecture and artwork, it was wonderful to visit the Rome Gladiator School and its hands-on museum to learn more about gladiator life in a very interactive (and physical) way. I had great fun dressing up, trying on helmets and brandishing weapons before I was allowed to start 'training' in the arena. My training culminated with three contests where, I'm pleased to say, I was declared victorious.