Where did your love of travel come from?
My love for travel began while backpacking through South America, a captivating continent of contrasts. The six-month journey took me from the colourful Caribbean streets of Cuba down to the diverse landscapes and lakes of Chile, a ribbon of land bookended by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. I was also lucky enough to see the colonial architecture in Cartagena, Colombia, venture through the mountain scenery in Peru, home to the spectacular site of Machu Picchu and explore the valleys of Bolivia. Highlights of my trip included; watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Valparaíso (the second largest only to Rio de Janeiro), hiking to Laguna 69 at 4,600 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca and discovering deserted beaches in Brazil’s trendy southern state, Florianopolis. Spending this amount of time exploring allows you to become immersed in the distinct culture of each country. This eye-opening and awe-inspiring experience makes me want to share the world with our clients.