"Growing up in Scotland, I spent my weekends sailing and skiing. After university, my love of the outdoors led me to begin my career in the travel industry, putting together ski holidays in London. A few years later I began working for British Airways, before taking a career break to bring up my family. Drawn by the sea, I moved to Devon with my husband and our sailing boat where I was very happy to be able to indulge my love for the travel industry by joining Tropic Breeze!"
Memorable Experience: "Sailing into the heart of Tangiers harbour in Morocco was a pretty memorable experience. Learning to Scuba dive at Noosa heads in Australia was amazing and one that I will never forget."
Favourite Places: "I love skiing in the Alps and my best trip ever was 2 weeks spent skiing in St Anton in Austria after a massive dump of powder snow. "
Where next: "Bareboat sailing around the BVI’s and Grenada."
Top Travel Tip: "Pack less and learn a bit of the local language."
Three things I couldn’t travel without: "Sunglasses, flipflops and my phone."
My passion for travel started at a young age as I was lucky to travel to Greece and other parts of Europe frequently to visit family. After exploring new places, cultures, and languages I was determined to turn my passion for travel into my dream job. My love of the ocean led to a career as a dive travel consultant, specialising in bespoke liveabord and shore based trips worldwide. After a break from the travel industry I realised this is my true passion and I was lucky enough to join the Tropic Breeze team!
Memorable experiences: "Quad biking in Spetsas, Greece, zip lining in Montezuma, Costa Rica, and I won't forget scuba diving with curious Oceanic white tip Sharks in Egypt in a hurry!"
Favourite places: "Wow this is difficult! I’d have to say the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, truly one of the most beautiful and relatively untouched places in the world. It alone makes up 2.5 percent of the world's biodiversity."
Where to next: "Grenada - if can tear myself away from the beautiful Grand Anse Beach, I'd love to visit the underwater sculpture park and explore the rainforest, especially Annadale falls. After that, Petit St Vincent in The Grenadines to explore the stunning local dive sites which are teeming with abundant marine life."
Top Travel Tip: "Take a phrasebook and use it learn a few local phrases. Pack a tennis ball in your hand luggage, great for relieving stiff and sore muscles - roll it over your shoulders, lower back, legs, and the bottoms of your feet to help get your blood flowing again."
Can't live without: "Sunglasses, flip flops and a scarf, which makes for a great blanket if you get cold on the plane."
"I love travelling, experiencing new things and making new memories. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and worked in practice for many years, before joining Tropic Breeze this year for a bit of a career change, albeit still in accounts! It is a great place to work and just makes me want to travel all the more."
Memorable experiences: "Scuba diving in the Maldives as the sea life was truly magical, sampling the amazing cuisine of Southern India, cycling from Munich to Venice and bathing in natural thermal waters in Iceland."
Favourite places: "I don't think I have one favourite place - I have taken something different from everywhere I have been and sometimes I am happiest on a sunny day in beautiful Devon!"
Where's next: "There are still many places I would love to visit but I have my eye on a trip to the Caribbean with my children."
Top Travel Tip: "Do some research but not too much, do something you wouldn't usually think of doing and don't sit down for too long. My top travel tip has to be to taks a good bug spray, biting insects love me!"
Three things I can't travel without: "Passport, money and a sense of adventure!!!"
"I have been extremely lucky in seeing a lot of the world from an early age. I grew up in Hong Kong and spent family holidays visiting Malaysia and Thailand. Then upon completing university in the UK, I jumped on a one way flight to New York where I stayed for 6 months before completing a season in Saas Fe, Switzerland where I learnt to ski and then immediately moved on to work for Princess Cruises visiting Mexico, the west coast of America and Canada, Alaska and trips down to Hawaii and the South Pacific. Having worked in so many great countries, I now look forward to sharing new adventures with my husband and son."
Memorable Experiences: "I have been so lucky that it is really hard to mention just a few. Catching and cooking Alaska King Crab on the Aleutian Ballad (which was previously filmed for the Deadliest Catch) in Ketchikan and seeing wild Orca's playing in the wake of our boat on our way back to the airport at the end of our trip really were experiences I'll never forget."
Favourite Places: "Mo'orea in French Polynesia was simply breath taking, and definitely my idea of heaven!"
Where next: "I definitely plan to return to the South Pacific with my family in the future, however within the next year we hope to explore a little closer to home around the lakes and mountains of Italy."
Top Travel Tips: "Don't leave packing your case until the morning of departure! A bad habit of mine which always makes the long journeys even more stressful when it can easily be avoided."
Three things I couldn't travel without: "Sunglasses, a camera and a good book."