Karen Southall

Travel Specialist

Email: karen.southall@discover-education.co.uk

Tel: 01737 21 4216

What drew you to the travel industry?

I have taught Geography and travel and tourism at A level and completed a Masters degree in Tourism Business Administration, which developed my interest in the travel industry.

What do you love most about your job?

Talking about Iceland and being able to share my passion with other people.

What is your most memorable travel moment:

Watching a total eclipse and being in the zone of totality. To look at the sun without protection – amazing!!

Which excursion or activity would you most recommend:

I love to visit Heimaey and climb Eldfell volcano. On a clear day the views are spectacular.

What are your top tips for organising the best school trip possible:

Begin to arrange as early as possible to get the best choice of accommodation. Incorporate Iceland’s unique landscape and geography into lessons prior to departing.

Have you found any hidden gems during your travels?

Heimaey (Lava tube).

What is your must-pack item?

Waterproofs – you never know what the weather is going to do – part of the fun.



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