"I had my work experience in a travel agents at school when I was 14 and off the back of this was offered my first travel job when I left school at 16. Now almost 30 years later I still have the same passion and excitement as I did on my first day. The industry has changed dramatically throughout my career, but I still love it just the same."
Memorable Experiences: "I have fond memories of hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara and crash landing into a tree, flying over the Grand Canyon for my 21st birthday, kayaking the mangroves in Antigua and catching my first glimpse of a Caribbean beach in Jamaica over 20 years ago - I was hooked! I was also privileged to travel through Israel a number of years ago and walking the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem was an amazing experience I will never forget."
Favourite places: "I really believe that travel broadens the mind so I'm always happy to go somewhere new. My favourite places would be Grand Anse Beach in Grenada for the stunning views and local life, New York for its feeling of familiarity around every corner and Kenya for the most amazing wildlife - hearing lions from my tent on safari was just fantastic!"
Where next: "I would love to take my husband to the Maldives as it's always been his dream holiday destination - it would be amazing to share these stunning islands with him."
Top travel tip: "Always double check you have your passport and travel documents before leaving the house and leave plenty of time to get to the airport."
Three things I can't travel without: "Sunglasses, running kit and swimming costume.
"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."
Top Travel Tips: Do your research before you travel, get an idea of what you want to see and do so that you don't miss out on anything - you may not get that opportunity again.
Three things I couldn’t travel without: Camera, swimwear and good company.
"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 set sail working with Princess Cruises visiting the west coast of America and Canada, Alaska with regular 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 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 plan to return to the South Pacific in the future, in the meantime I look forward to travelling a little closer to home with a family trip to 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: "Sun cream, a camera and a street map of the destination."