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Milly Gill

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Background

I’ve worked at Travel Nation since August 2014 but I was an intern here for a year before during my holidays. I grew up in rural Shropshire and moved south for university before discovering Travel Nation in sunny Brighton. I spend my time reading, playing my cello, cooking and thinking up new travel plans for the future!

Originally from

Shropshire

Where did you spend your student days?

University of Kent where I studied English and American Literature

Travel industry experience

Interning at Travel Nation and Rickshaw Travel

 

 

Milly has visited:

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    Antarctica

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    Antigua & Barbuda

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    Argentina

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    Australia

  • Brazil Flag

    Brazil

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    Cambodia

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    Canada

  • Chile Flag

    Chile

  • China Flag

    China

  • United Arab Emirates Flag

    United Arab Emirates

  • Ecuador Flag

    Ecuador

  • Fiji Flag

    Fiji

  • French Polynesia Flag

    French Polynesia

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    Hong Kong SAR China

  • Indonesia Flag

    Indonesia

  • Malaysia Flag

    Malaysia

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    Namibia

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    Nepal

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    New Caledonia

  • New Zealand Flag

    New Zealand

  • Qatar Flag

    Qatar

  • Singapore Flag

    Singapore

  • South Africa Flag

    South Africa

  • Sri Lanka Flag

    Sri Lanka

  • Taiwan Flag

    Taiwan

  • Thailand Flag

    Thailand

  • United States Flag

    United States

  • Vanuatu Flag

    Vanuatu

  • Vietnam Flag

    Vietnam

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Last trip:

Botswana
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Next trip:

Antarctica

About Milly

When I’m not at work or travelling I’m…

Reading or walking on the beach in the winter. Nothing better than fish and chips with a 99 on the beach, especially in winter when the tourists have all gone home!

If I wasn't working for Travel Nation I would be...

Travelling with my husband in South America.

Which place exceeded your expectations on your travels and why?

Western Australia - just wow. So many people ignore the west and only visit the east coast but they are missing out. Perfect beaches, tons of wildlife and fantastic weather - I could easily go back and do the exact same trip all over again!

My favourite band and film

My favourite band is First Aid Kit, although I also love The Cranberries. I am also a big Taylor Swift fan! 

Such a tough choice but I think my favourite film is definitely ET, especially the cycling scene.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it would be and why?

Vancouver Island or New Zealand - not too hot, lots of green & outdoorsy life, beautiful beaches and delicious food!

What was your first great travel experience?

I went to Nepal when I was 17 to visit family friends, the first time I’d travelled beyond a couple of coach trips to Europe. It was such a special experience and introduced me to a world outside the UK – I’ve been trying to discover more and more of it since.

What are your top 3 places in the world?

Hmm, I think anywhere in Western Australia, the north coast of New Caledonia and the Shropshire Hills, where I grew up.

What is your favourite hotel, why and where is it?

I'm very lucky to have stayed at so many beautiful hotels, it's hard to choose. But I think a really special one was Tokoriki Island Resort in Fiji - the welcome, hospitality and kindness of the Fijian people is second to none.

Which passport stamp are you proudest of?

China. I waited in line in Bangkok for hours and hours to get my Chinese Visa so actually getting past the guards at the border felt like a victory! Or the Galapagos Islands, I still pinch myself when I remember I have been there. 

Do you have any ‘pet hates’ whilst travelling?

I get really annoyed when my passport doesn’t get stamped properly – I like to be able to read the name of the places I’ve visited, not just have some smudgy inky mess!

Where/what would you really like to visit?

I’d love to visit Patagonia, Belize and Japan. Those are just the tip of the iceberg though – my bucket list is pretty long.

Favourite beach in the world?

Little Salmon Bay on Rottnest Island in Australia where my husband proposed!

Where is the most depressing place you’ve found yourself?

A grotty bus station in Guangzhou, China at 4am on my 19th Birthday – we were trying to get to Hong Kong on the cheap but didn’t quite manage to make it in time for my birthday. By the time we arrived in Hong Kong it was the next day - we went to sleep and agreed to pretend it was my birthday when we woke up the following morning!

If you had just 24 hours in a big city which one would it be?

Either Seattle or Rio de Janeiro. Both amazing in totally different ways.

What do you miss most from home whilst you are away?

My family and proper British cheese!

Milly at 4 Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Australia

Milly at 4 Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Australia

Stood at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Stood at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

The Mittens, Monument Valley, Utah, USA

The Mittens, Monument Valley, Utah, USA

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Strolling through tea fields in Sri Lanka

Views over Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Views over Lake Wanaka in New Zealand