A bit about me...
After graduating I pursued a career in ecology and conservation, training as a conservation officer with the wildlife trusts and later honing my skills to become an ecologist. A delayed gap year allowed me to explore and venture in all corners of globe, during which time I worked as a volunteer project manager and science leader for youth development charities in Borneo and the Peruvian Amazon. This sparked a desire to work in education. The last decade has been spent teaching geography in the South West of England, where I’ve been subject leader and Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator in a large comprehensive school. From my experiences you can’t underestimate the transformative power of outdoor learning and international fieldtrips on young people, these ventures can be truly life changing.
Which is your favourite DTWE travel destination?
Iceland, as a destination it’s a geographer’s paradise and really helps bring the classroom alive.
Which of the DTWE destinations do you want to visit?
Costa Rica – for the sheer biodiversity of the rainforests, conservation projects, volcanoes & the range of adventurous activities on offer.
Which excursion or activity do you most recommend?
Get up, close and personal with a glacier on a glacial walk – you really get to feel and experience the power of ice!
What is your must-pack travel item?
A map and an open mind
What is your most memorable travel moments?
Travel is about the memories and transformative experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. A few that stick in the mind…
- Completing the multiday Laugavegur Trek from Landmannalaugar to Skoga in Iceland, the landscape is dramatic and captivating
- Canoeing on remote tributaries in the Amazon river basin with River Dolphins, Otters, Macaws & the sounds of the rainforest for company
- Summiting with the sun rising on mountain peaks in the Andes