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Michelle

Global

Tell us about you

I’m a little obsessed by travel! It has been one of the biggest blessings of my life that I have been able to roam widely throughout the world, and it has given me the chance to see firsthand how travelling can give you the perspective to live a better life. After years living overseas in the UK, Turkey and Canada, I returned to Australia sure that I wanted to work in the travel industry so that I could be involved in helping people plan adventures that will become some of the best memories of their lives. I have truly found my niche at Intrepid My Adventure Store.

Favourite travel destination and why:

I love the Middle East for the incredible culture and history. For lovers of the great outdoors, Canada is hard to beat.
 

Most recent adventure

Cambodia – it rocked my world. 
 

Best travel memory

Watching a face-off between a pride of lions and a herd of elephants on a clifftop in Kenya. The elephants won of course – they called for back up!  
 

Best travel tips

Don’t be scared to make a fool of yourself by attempting as much of the local language as possible. Try to time your trip to coincide with local festivals for a really authentic glimpse into the culture of the country you are visiting.  
 

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Rather then embarking on the trip of a lifetime, why not embark on a lifetime of trips instead! My other advice is to do it now – who knows what is around the corner - so if you are physically fit enough for the journey, just do it.
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

China – Giant Pandas, Kung Foo, the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall, rice terraces and the Yangtze  - I need to see this for myself!
 

Natalie

Global

Tell us about you

I have travelled from a very young age with my parents and once I started I couldn't stop. Travelling excites and rejuvenates me. I love everything about travel from the journey to the destination; the food, the culture, the landscapes, the people and most importantly the experiences you remember forever.
 

Favourite travel destination and why

Italy, especially the rolling green countryside of Tuscany, the old historical town of Orvieto, breathtaking scenes while walking the Cinque Terre coastline, wandering the mysterious streets of Venice, eating the best gelato in Florence and meeting the friendliest people.
 

Most recent adventure

India - it was colourful, hot, had tantalising food and beautiful people. It had a mystical and magical feel which made you want to stay.
 

Best travel memory

Sipping red wine watching the sunset over the Mediterranean in Santorini
 

Best travel tips

Pack lightly, take binoculars and keep a daily diary
 

Favourite food experience

On my recent visit I experienced an Indian cooking class. We cooked in an open clay fire and watched Indian spices sizzle in a wok, then had the pleasure of eating the tasty food.
 

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Always learn a bit about the culture. Read some books, learn some everyday phrases and become a local. Also make sure you pinch yourself everyday and take in everything.
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Borneo - to have an adventure through the jungles, trek Mt Kinabalu, experience the orangutans and lay on the white sands of Turtle Island

Kyle

Global

Tell Us About You

From my first overseas trip to Asia, to backpacking around Europe, travelling across America, Africa, Mexico and the Middle East, I’ve had an insatiable passion for travel. The world is an amazing place, with so many adventures and new experiences to be had.
 

Favourite Travel Destination

I will always be drawn back to the African continent. With its friendly, welcoming people, dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife. The many cultures, flavours, sights and sounds of Africa will have me returning as often as possible.
 

Most Recent Adventure

Overlanding from Cape Town to Cairo
 

Best Travel Memory

Experiencing the everyday life of African tribes whilst camping amongst the Samburu and Hamer peoples of Northern Kenya and the Omo Valley.
 

Best Travel Tips

Keep an open mind and embrace new and different experiences. Pack lightly. Buy a sim card for your phone in the county you’re visiting, it will save you a fortune.
 

Favourite Food Experience

Enjoying amazing tortillas with locals in the back streets of Mexico.
 

Any Advice for people considering the trip of a lifetime

Travel magazines and brochures are a great place to start for inspiration. If you’ve had your heart set a particular destination and don’t know where to start, pop by our store and let’s plan your trip together.
 

Which country is next on your list and why

Rwanda makes it to the top of the list - I can’t wait for the chance to see mountain gorillas up close in the wild.