When trying to narrow down a subject to take at university, Shannon decided to choose something she knew she would enjoy. After graduating with a BA Hons in American Studies, she decided to pursue her dream of working overseas as a chalet host in the Alps and a holiday advisor in Greece.
Growing up, Shannon had visited the U.S.A several times, however her extensive trip with Audley gave her a more in-depth experience of the culture and history she had studied for her degree.
After exploring the Big Apple and Washington D.C., Shannon travelled through the Deep South region, visiting many historic places from slave plantations to the birth places of Country, Soul, Blues and Rock 'n' Roll music. She finally made it down to Florida, where the highlight of her trip was taking a scenic flight over the Dry Tortugas, off the coast of Key West.
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I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience would have to be snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. Although visiting in peak season, I was able to experience manatees in their natural habitat, swim alongside them and get some great underwater pictures! I'd recommend booking this trip in advance as it's very popular, and purchasing an underwater camera to capture your experience as it happens.