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Emma Tomlinson-Knight

Travel Specialist

About Emma

My earliest travel memory is going on a camping adventure with my father in California. We explored some truly wonderful places and I remember thinking, 'If there is this much beauty in front of me, then what else is out there?' It was from this point I started reading travel books and researching amazing places to visit and I was hooked. When I was old enough, I embarked on a three-month rail adventure around the United States & Canada with a heavy backpack and a Lonely Planet Guidebook in hand, and I loved every moment. My adventures since have taken me all over Europe, South East Asia, Central America, Southern Africa, UAE and I have lived and worked in Australia. It was spending a month in Egypt, visiting all four corners of this wonderful country, that my interest in North Africa & Arabia really sparked.

Having worked in the travel industry for over ten years, and travelling with A&K for my own honeymoon, I love sharing my knowledge to create the perfect adventure.

Talking points

What's your favourite destination?

South Africa. This country has everything I love: stunning landscapes, amazing wildlife, incredible food and wine, and lots of opportunities for an adventure.

Which destination is top of your bucket list, and why?

Patagonia. The scenery really entices me and I love to hike.

How many languages do you speak?

English fluently and I studied Spanish at University. It was a while ago, so I’m a bit rusty. 

Which five items do you always pack when travelling?

Laundry bag, packing cubes (these are particularly great if travelling with children), USB adapter, a good quality travel pillow, vacuum-insulated water bottle.

What's your top travel tip?

Leave your comfort zone from time to time and grab every opportunity with both hands.