Chelsey's love of travel began with several trips to Africa and South East Asia, and ever since then she has become fascinated with other cultures and languages. She studied French and Spanish at university, and after living in Spain as part of her degree she fell in love with the language and set her sights on Latin America.
She embarked on a tour of Latin America, which soon became her favourite continent as she was stunned by its diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures. Chelsey travelled extensively around the continent, and on returning was keen to share her experiences such as spotting exotic wildlife in the Amazon, hiking Machu Picchu and learning salsa in Colombia.
Her passion for travel led to her position at Audley Travel, and since joining the team she has ventured to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to explore both of these fascinating countries.
I'll never forget when…
Just before my visit to Nicaragua, the Masaya Volcano range had a surge in volcanic activity and I was lucky to visit Masaya just as it reopened to the public. I experienced the night tour to the volcano and as the sun set we did the short drive to the crater's rim, and from there we were able to peer down in to La Puerta del Infierno or the entrance to hell.
It was astonishing to see the molten lava bubbling and swirling around, letting off a luminous red glow against the night sky. There are very few places in the world where you are able to peer safely down in to a magma crater, and it was truly breathtaking to see one of Earth's most powerful creations up close.