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, standing on the edge of Victoria Falls, having New Year's Eve in Sydney and flying on Concorde, she has a wealth of experience.
After gaining a First in Ancient History at the University of Exeter, she also 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. 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, the Caribbean, Zanzibar, the Seychelles and been on safari in Tanzania.
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.