Originally from the UK, I have always had a passion for travel. Started with an 8-year career in the airline industry before deciding to try a new adventure and backpack around Australia for a year. Whilst travelling I met my husband in the beautiful Kimberley where we made our home for the next 7 years and welcomed our first daughter. I continued to work in the tourism industry with the bonus of experiencing everything the unique Kimberley and Top end offers. Its raw, untouched beauty, its numerous unique pockets waiting to be discovered, the people, the rich red dirt and the stars that are so close you feel you can reach out and touch them. This is still one of my favourite places in the world.
Through my love of travel, I have sailed the Whitsundays, been married in Bali, hit the nightlife of Bangkok, and lazed away the days on the white beaches of Koh Samui and the Caribbean Islands. I have gambled the strip in Vegas, experienced the Grand Canyon by Helicopter., rubbed shoulders with the stars in Hollywood, attended the Boston tea party, travelled the length of the UK, and explored many parts of Europe by both land and river cruise. I have been lucky enough to tick off one of my career dreams of experiencing the amazing Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer as well as the red centre on our very own Ghan Expedition.
I have been in the travel industry for more than 30 years now of which I have been a part of the Travel with Me team for the past eight.
In March 2020 I thought my days of living the travel dream were over. Like many agents, we gave up our office and working from home became the new normal. I took on a second job to pay the bills and keep my people in contact but remained in travel part-time fighting with credits and refunds for our clients. Although it has been a tough 2 years, I am so proud to still be a part of our small team, who have had the foresight to grab the challenge of our changing world and flourish in offering the amazing and unique experiences that could only be found in WA.
I have recently become a first-time grandmother and with the newfound time for family and enjoying the variety my two jobs offer, I have a new appreciation for our state, our country and the amazing world that is out there now ready to be explored again.
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing clients return from a holiday of a lifetime and knowing that you were a part of making their dreams come true.
I hope to continue to tick off both yours and my ever-growing bucket list.