George's first experience of the US came when he went to university in Milwaukee, having been recruited to play basketball on a scholarship. Upon graduating with a degree in International Business, he moved to Chicago for three years, working in sales for an events company.
Wanting to see more of the world he has been on two round-the-world trips, taking in India, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. In addition, he continued to travel across the US, giving him a wealth of globetrotting experience and knowledge.
His passion for travel and experience from numerous international positions, inspired him to join Audley as a USA Specialist. Having lived in the United States on-and-off for a total of eight years, he now specialises in putting together tailor-made itineraries throughout the country. He recently spent a month on a work-related research trip along Route 66 and California.
Outside of work George is a big foodie, is into fitness and likes watching crime thriller TV shows.
I'll never forget when…
I’ve been very fortunate to have sampled some of the world’s best travel experiences but perhaps because it’s been quite recent, a highlight for me was trekking down into the Grand Canyon. Although you can get a sense of its vastness from the South Rim trail and viewpoints, it's much easier to justify its status as a natural wonder of the world by spending a day trekking deep-down in the canyon. Both the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails, offer challenging hikes as they are both quite steep in a lot of places, but for me, that’s the attraction and excitement as I enjoy challenging hikes that give you a work-out. There are also stunning viewpoints throughout the trails; I found I was stopping every 100 yards or so to take pictures. Words or pictures can’t put into context exactly how big or stunning the Canyon really is. Only when you trek into the Canyon, whether it's half-way or further, can you fully appreciate its beauty — an experience I’ll never forget.