Americas - Travel Expert
Why I love to travel
I am most happy in a windswept wilderness strewn with wildlife so you will generally find me in the polar latitudes and despite not being the best sailor I love expedition cruising. I see the beauty in bleak and firmly believe you need to experience the worst of the elements to really appreciate a sunny blue sky day. My early travels took me to the warmer climes of Africa, my first love. More recently I have been beguiled by bears, whales and penguins. South Georgia simply blew my mind and walking with polar bears ranks as my most unnerving but memorable wildlife experiences. So if you fancy feeding the fish in the Drake Passage or paddling a kayak amongst the iceberg off Spitsbergen, talk to me.
The place you would most like to return to
Your one luxury when you travel
A good thick fleece
Your best travel advice
Accept that places are all different so don't try comparing them to everywhere else
It was tremendously helpful to be able to speak to someone who had been to Antarctica before - Sue had been on the ship we had booked, so was able to give us some very useful information. We felt that at every stage of the booking process that we were in safe hands.
I was uncharacteristically worried about this trip - neurotic some might say - and I was given 110% support and help with everything. I had been disappointed by not being able to get a space on the 2014 trip and so Sue was stuck with me for 2 years - a testament to her patience and professionalism. I was confident in Sue - she knows Antarctica and speaks from experience, that is worth a huge amount. Emails, which I would send were responded to almost immediately.