I started at Travel Nation in 2010. I arrived here after 1 year and 8 months of travelling all over South East Asia and then driving from Perth to Sydney – working along the way. Previous to having a 'real' job I also used to work summer seasons in France as a Windsurfing instructor and winter seasons snowboarding as much as possible. After University I set off on my first 'round the world' trip, which I loved and gave me the travel bug for life (among other, not so pleasant, travelling bugs!).
Hayling Island, Hampshire.
I studied at the Southampton Institute (now Solent University).
One year at Neilson Active Holidays, and 8 months at American Express Centurion Travel.
To be found longboarding along Brighton seafront!
Byron Bay - I loved it so much I had to change my tickets!
Gili Trawangan, Lombok - I love this place, there are no cars or motor bikes, just horse and cart and bicycles! It also has the most beautiful beach in the world and you can swim with turtles everyday! In total I have spent over 3 months on this tiny island!
Wateproof camera, sarong, iPod, fire poi and a good book.
I never unpack my bag and a few months down the line I can surprise myself with what I find at the bottom!
My first round the world trip - I had no idea what to expect and then wished I had gone to some even more far flung destinations.
Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Byron Bay - Australia and Luang Phrabang waterfall in Laos.
The treehouse I stayed in in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand with 360 views of the jungle
Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, Australia where I worked on a boat. Oh and Aitutaki Lagoon.
Ferry from Lombok to Bali where the boat had about 20 times the legal and twice the normal amount of people on board after the Nyepi Festival. I was crammed on to about 10 inches of floor squashed between bodies and a bin, whilst I thought I was suffering from Dengue fever.
So many places are on my list! Currently at the top are Zanzibar (for diving and kitesurfing).
Tarantula leg! And then I accidentally ate some kind of stew in Kuala Lumpur which half way through I discovered it had lots of small hearts in it! Ewww.
I have worked all around Australia, charity fundraising in Perth, working on a Pearl farm boat in Broome, chef and photographer on a dive boat in the Whitsunday Islands and selling surf trips in Sydney. I've also worked as a photographer in Greece for Club Med, Windsurfing Instructor in France and bar staff in the Alpes.
Baked beans on toast and friends!