Born and raised in a quiet Massachusetts suburb, Andea knew she wanted to get out and see the world from a young age. After her first year at Boston University, Andea spent a summer in Peru studying, volunteering, and climbing Machu Picchu. It was there that her love of learning new cultures and languages was born, and she went on to study abroad in both Madrid and London. Upon graduating, Andea moved to London to get her Master's degree from LSE and then moved back to Madrid for two years to teach English.
In the past few years Andea has managed to travel to over 30 countries on four continents, but the charm and beauty of the UK and Ireland keep calling her back.
When she's not exploring the world, Andea loves photography, playing basketball, and reading (particularly the Outlander series, which only makes her want to return to Scotland even more).
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Our trip to Scotland was a trip of a lifetime thanks to our specialist Andea and the high quality of services made available by Audley.
Our trip to Scotland was a trip of a lifetime thanks to our specialist Andea, and the high quality of services made available by Audley. In an overnight in Aberlour, Andea thoughtfully made arrangements to have wine and the local Scotch available in our rooms to relax before dinner. This was a welcomed surprise after our first day of driving on our own. We toured selected distilleries in Speyside, walked Edinburgh and St. Andrews with knowledgeable guides, joined a well-known professional wildlife photographer in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park for photos of endangered red squirrels, highland cattle, and red deer. Our expectations for the entire trip were exceeded due to the first class service provided by Andea and Audley.
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My favorite experience was visiting the Cairngorms National Park and Rothiemurchus Estate in Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park embodies that rugged and wild landscape most visitors imagine when they think of Scotland, and Rothiemurchus gives them a chance to get out and explore it.
The afternoon kicked off with a private Land Rover tour of the estate, made entirely unique with a delicious picnic in the middle of an incredible scenic vista. I then got to hand-feed deer — which is much more fun than it may sound. Finally, I had a private fly fishing lesson with a local ghillie. Fly fishing was something I'd never thought I would enjoy so much, but thanks to the great instructors and stunning scenery, I can't wait to get back out on the lake.