The travel bug bit me from a young age, with my parents both being big into travel, I soon had an incessant urge to discover far flung corners of the globe at any opportunity. At 17 I backpacked round Europe and at 18 took my first trip to South America (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia) and fell in love. Having studied Spanish and French at university I wanted to get as much practice in as possible and jumped at the chance to spend a year abroad. I lived in a remote part of Chile and in Cusco in Peru teaching English and by the end of it I didn’t want to come home! After university I went back to Peru and worked for 3 years for a small charity and worked with local communities in the Sacred Valley on construction projects and teaching English, I also used this time to travel more extensively. I spent 4 months backpacking from Mexico to Panama and I have been lucky enough to travel to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands.
Having travelled in many parts of the world, still nowhere beats Latin America. It has so many dramatic and contrasting landscapes; places such as the Atacama Desert, the Bolivian Salt Flats and the Lençois Maranhenses are completely otherworldly and breathtaking. Patagonia’s incredible lakes, mountains and glaciers definitely give the Alps and the Himalayas a run for their money and then you’ve got the Amazon Jungle, picture-postcard beaches and the coolest cities and towns! Don’t forget incredible nature and wildlife, vibrant culture, history and amazing food. Working in travel has allowed me to continue discovering new Latin American destinations and share my passion with others on a daily basis.