Holly's love of travel was acquired early after watching hours of wildlife programmes and David Attenborough. The marine iguanas of the Galapagos were particularly intriguing at the age of 14!
Before university Holly's gap year was spent teaching in Namibia before attending the University of Nottingham. Whilst at university, horizons were broadened in the Middle East and closer to home, but the draw of London post-university was great and sunnier climes were put on hold. However, after eight years in London working in sales, Holly got the call of South America.
She spent a year travelling from Argentina to Panama, via Ushuaia, and with two trips to the Galapagos - loving every country as she went along, slowly learning that every country speaks very different Spanish and that there are hundreds of different types of banana!
Upon return from Latin America Holly joined Audley and has since returned to Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Colombia. Highlights for Holly invariably include food and drink - a bowl of ceviche in Peru, an avocado as big as her hand in Colombia and of course a Costa Rican coffee.
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I'll never forget when…
The majority of my most memorable experiences involve wildlife. The Amazon is obviously a diverse, fascinating and incredibly green destination (I had no idea how many different shades of green there are) but after I'd made my way up a 46 metre wooden viewing tower above the forest canopy I got a completely different take on it.
Added to that my guide found a three-toed sloth to observe in a nearby tree - they don't move slowly enough for my photographic skills unfortunately! Just amazing!