Having travelled abroad with my family from a young age, it was studying Tourism at University, which ignited my passion for travel. I have always loved visiting new places and experiencing new cultures and was fortunate to spend a year teaching English in Uganda, which gave me the wonderful opportunity to trek with Gorilla’s in the Virunga Mountains and go white water rafting on the White Nile.
Memorable experiences: I have also travelled extensively around the world to Asia, Australasia and Canada, taking in the floating markets in Thailand, skydiving over geysers in New Zealand, trekking rainforests in Fiji and scaling the Rockies in Canada! In recent years I have also been to Sri Lanka, where one of my most memorable experiences was washing elephants in the river at the Millenium Elephant Foundation in Kegalle!
Favourite Places: The wonderful sights and sounds of Bequia, St Vincent, Grenada and Barbados ; Soaking up the local culture, sampling the island cuisine (mango yoghurt, callaloo, barracuda, conch curry, bajan hot sauce), dancing barefoot on the sand to the tune of soca and horse riding on the west coast beaches of Barbados.!
Where’s Next? : St Lucia!
Top Travel Tip: Remember to pack an overnight bag with swimwear and sun tan lotion just in case you arrive at your destination without your luggage!
My top travel tip: Smile! Wherever you go in the world, a smile will always grant you a warmer reception and ultimately give you a more fulfilling experience.
Three things I couldn’t travel without: Sun cream, sun glasses and a camera.