Where have you travelled to in the last 12 months?
New York, Crete, Canada and the Maldives.
Where are you planning to travel in the next 12 months?
Budapest, Miami and the rest of Florida.
What is your first travel-related memory?
At a young age my parents were obsessed with Florida, but even more so with Disney World! For about six years in a row we went to Disney, Orlando and coastal Florida which means now at the age of 25 I’m still a big kid at heart wanting to go back to Disney!
Aisle or window seat?
I am 6' 4" – so it has to be an aisle seat!
Do you have any travel habits or rituals?
For the last few years my main travel ritual has been listening to country music, from the moment I take my seat on the plane until we reach cruise altitude. It relaxes me, but also excites me for the journey ahead!
What are you most likely to splurge on while travelling?
I am a massive foodie – so any new, local, interesting cuisine to be tasted – that is where my money will go.
What’s your favourite thing about working at NWS?
To be able to work for a company that has such a huge focus, knowledge and experience of the natural world is just incredible – with such a diverse product offering, every day is different and every day gets more and more interesting.
What do you like doing outside of NWS?
I was lucky enough to climb Kilimanjaro back in 2016 – and ever since then I have caught the hiking bug. So, Sundays are usually used to go on long walks through the countryside whereas my weeknights are usually spent at the gym or playing basketball.
If you could do just one NWS safari, which one would it be?
I would love to swim with blue whales in Sri Lanka – from a young age I have loved the water and loved the marine adventure – so swimming with blue whales is certainly on my bucket list!
Is there a standout destination in your mind?
For me Kenya is my most standout destination, from the exceptional wildlife to the incredible people – I would go back to Kenya in a heartbeat.
What is your best travel souvenir?
I do not think I have one favourite travel souvenir, as the first thing I tend to do when back from an adventure is to fire up my laptop and upload all my recent photographs to either show my family or just to relive the moments myself.
What is the best travel advice you have received?
Very much contradicting the previous point as I love taking photographs, but I have been told that sometimes the camera just needs to be put down to allow you to soak up the natural environments that surround you.
What is your spirit animal?
I believe my spirit animal is a lion – when arriving in Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, our guides always seemed to refer to me as Simba, meaning 'lion' in Swahili. Plus, I love The Lion King movie – so this is great.
What is your favourite thing about working/living in Brighton?
Brighton is such a vibrant and diverse city, and with the beach in walking distance, great pubs and lots of shopping options – what’s not to like?!