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Mike

Global

Tell us about you

I have been in the travel industry for over eight years. Travel is my passion - to experience and immerse myself in another country's culture, food and heritage; to get off the beaten track and experience the locals' life.

Favourite travel destination and why

Vietnam. What an amazing destination: from the people to the food and the incredible history. This destination is a MUST on your bucket list.

How many countries have you visited?

33 

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

Pack light, have an awesome camera to capture those amazing travel photos. Get excited as you are about to head off on a trip of a lifetime!

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Peru to trek the Inca Trail, and experience a homestay on Lake Titicaca.

 

Jenny

Global

Favourite travel destination and why

Morocco. The people are amazing and it is just like stepping back in time walking through the Medina in Fes.
 

How many countries have you visited?

30+
 

Most recent adventure

Vietnam  - a great experience and such an education. 
 

Best travel memory

Travelling through Africa and playing with the kids at Lake Malawi. 
 

Favourite food experience

Eating all day in Thailand - I never get sick of the food!
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why:

India, I have wanted to go there for so long. 

Matt

Global

Tell us about you

I’m fun and outgoing with a passion for travel!

Favourite travel destination and why

Mexico, Vietnam and Spain, all for the same reasons - excellent food, glorious weather and super-friendly people.

How many countries have you visited?

5 continents, 30 countries

Most recent adventure

I just spent 2 years living and working in Canada. On the way there I spent 3 months in Peru and Bolivia, a month in Mexico and a month in the USA. I spent another month in the US on my way home as well.

Best travel memory

Thailand! We spend 3 week on Koh Phangan with a group of random Canadians - so much fun!

Best travel tips

Eat where the locals eat and try everything.

Favourite food experience

So many! I travel for the food. So many cultures revolve around their kitchens and eating requires no translation.

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

Don’t forget your toothbrush! Be open-minded and don’t judge people on your values - every culture is different with different values.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

I said I travel for the food, right? China. Why? The food!

Tell us about you

Have been travelling around the world since I was a kid as my family moved around a lot. Have lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and I’m always looking to make the list larger.  Worked in Sport Development until I got the travel bug and needed to travel more often. 

Favourite travel destination and why

Canada because I love the people, the scenery and snowboarding. I spent two years there working on Silver Star resort and had to force myself to see the rest of the world because I loved it there so much.

How many countries have you visited?

I have been to somewhere in the mid to late 20s

Most recent adventure

South America. I went through Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Sunrise at Machu Picchu was mind blowing! South America has it all and a month was no where near long enough. We went in winter to try and fit some snowboarding and ended up not having enough time to go to any mountains with all the sites we went to.

Best travel memory

Great memories of road trips with friends through British Columbia packed into a car in search of snow. Leaving before the sun comes up to get a whole day in at a new mountain and trying to stretch the budget as far as possible.

Best travel tips

Always have a multi-tool in your checked luggage because you never know when you are going to need to make some repairs. Take a phrase book to non-english speaking countries and make the effort to speak to local language.

Favourite food experience

The food markets in Bangkok when I was 12 because I remember the spices and the crowds. It was unlike anything I had ever seen and the food was amazing!

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

Set aside as much time as possible when travelling and get to know the locals! The trip is what you make it and the more you put yourself out there the more you will get to know the real destination and enjoy yourself.

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Vietnam, for the scenery, the culture and the people.