• Isabelle Johansen

A Bit About Me

As Marketing Coordinator- Design and Social Media my job is to make our incredible products, itineraries and travel essentials look the best they can, while also making sure our social media presence is intriguing, unique and fresh!

I have a degree in tourism management and nature-based tourism, I have been working as a freelance travel photographer and writer, and my love for tourism and travel has sent me to more than 55 countries around the world. Using my knowledge and experiences to enhance others’ travels and help them create incredible memories is one of the highlights of working at NWS.

Q & A with Isabelle

Where have you travelled to in the last 12 months?

Lapland, Finland; Lofoten Islands, Norway; Iceland, Italy, Budapest, Copenhagen and Greece.


Where are you planning to travel in the next 12 months?


Lofoten Islands, Italy, Svalbard, Scotland and Hawaii.


What is your first travel-related memory?


When I was 18 I went to the Gambia, Africa, doing charity work. We donated books, clothes, medicine, wheelchairs, toys and lots more to schools and hospitals around the country. It is not my first memory, but definitely one of the strongest ones.


Aisle or window seat?




Do you have any travel habits or rituals?


I always make sure I learn a few keywords and sentences of the language of the country I am visiting prior to departure. I also like to find a book I can read while travelling around the destination or country I am visiting. In my opinion it can enhance the cultural experience.


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What’s your favourite thing about working at NWS?


I get to do what I love, for a company I really like, with incredible co-workers! 


What do you like doing outside of NWS?


Photography and outdoor activities like hiking, skiing/snowboarding, surfing and climbing.


If you could do just one NWS safari, which one would it be?

Impossible to choose one. It has to be either Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari or Living with Emperor Penguins.

Is there a standout destination in your mind?

Antarctica and Borneo.


What is your best travel souvenir?


My photos from travelling. Every time I look at them it takes me back to that destination or that experience.


What is the best travel advice you have received?

"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable."

Always remember that you are a guest in someone else’s country. Respect the local people and their culture. Respect the wildlife and the environment.

Travel to at least one new place every year. I try to stick religiously to this, whether it be a long-haul flight or a couple of hours up the road.


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What is your favourite thing about working/living in Brighton?

Living so close to the ocean. Being able to wake up and go for a run by the beach or go paddle boarding in the morning. Brighton is also the perfect size city with plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants, and you can walk anywhere!

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