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A bit about Kathryn

I work as a product assistant at NWS. This means I ensure everyone is where they need to be at the right time, with the right equipment; creating a smooth and memorable trip for our clients. I have always had a passion for wildlife and the environment for as long as I can remember, and studied a degree in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Bournemouth University. I have been lucky enough to travel to some beautiful destinations such as the Seychelles, and explore a lot of Europe too!

Q & A With Kathryn

Favourite destination and animal: My favourite travel destination is Italy and my favourite animal is a koala - so cute!
  
What is your first travel-related memory? My first travel related memory is going for a family holiday to the Lake District during the summer holidays. It involved a lot of dog walks, cream teas and rain!
 
What is your most memorable wildlife encounter? My most memorable wildlife encounter would have to be swimming alongside turtles and lemon sharks in the Seychelles.
 
If you could do just one NWS safari, which one would it be and why? If I could complete one NWS safari, it would be the ‘Ultimate Arctic Experience’ in Arctic Canada. I never thought I would want to go on a safari that didn’t involve soaking up the sunshine but this trip looks incredible. From the wide range of wildlife you can spot, to the once in a lifetime activities you can do, it really is top of my bucket list!
 
What do you like doing outside of NWS? I am lucky to live in the heart of Brighton so enjoy spending the majority of my spare time at the beach. I love going sea swimming and taking walks along the sea front, and maybe grabbing a coffee or two whilst I’m there!
 
Why do you travel?I travel because I love to experience new cultures and countries. I really do believe travelling makes you a better person and really opens your eyes and mind to how amazing this world really is! And also the food!

If you were going on a round-the-world trip and could invite anyone from history, living or dead, who would they be and why? If I could invite one person on my round-the-world trip it would definitely have to be David Attenborough! I think this one is quite self-explanatory, but it would be so amazing to have my hero with me on a trip, teaching me about all different types of wildlife along the way.

 

What's the farthest away from "civilisation" that you've been? The farthest away from civilisation I have been is Curieuse Island in the Seychelles. This island was originally used as a leper colony, with remains of the leprosarium still intact (this is actually where we stayed)! It now only allows individuals who are partaking in the conservation expedition to stay on the island.

 

Aside from travelling, how do you maintain your connection to the natural world? I keep my connection to the natural world by ensuring I am out and about in nature as much as possible. Whether that be long walks along Brighton beach or going for hikes up Devils Dyke. I also try to surround myself with animals as they definitely help me to feel more zen!

 

What is your favourite souvenir from your travels? I always keep some money from each of the countries that I have been to, whether that be euros, dollars of Seychellois rupees, I like to have that little reminder of the places I have been.

 

Do you have any travel habits or rituals? One travel habit I have is keeping a ‘travel diary’ with me on all my adventures. I write a couple lines in it at the end of each day about what activities I got up to. I do this so that I can look back in years to come and remember the amazing experiences I have had all over the world.

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