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Calli

Global

Tell us about you

I was born and raised in the hills of Perth but always knew I wanted to travel. My first adventure overseas wasn’t until I was 19 but since then I have worked my way through several countries in corporate hospitality, living in Europe for three years and Canada for 18 months. I’m always looking forward to the next adventure!
 

Favourite travel destination and why

Too many for just one! Sailing in Croatia and walking through the waterfalls of Plitvice National Park has got to be right up there.
 

How many countries have you visited?

29 (I think)
 

Most recent adventure

I actually ventured to Bali for the first time ever in January. It was fantastic! Prior to that I visited South America crossing the Andes from Buenos Aires to La Paz, including a three-day crossing of the amazing Salar de Uyuni salt flats. 
 

Best travel memory

Galloping across the desert on a horse in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Awesome.
 

Best travel tips

Always try and learn a few words of the local language. It’s amazing how helpful people be when you try and make an effort. 
 

Favourite food experience

Drinking warm Glühwein and eating Christstollen while wandering in the snow around the magical Christmas markets of Germany. 
 

 

Katherine

South America, Antarctica

Tell us about you

I was born and raised in Perth but developed a taste for travel from a young age with family holidays around Australia. After studying Ecotourism at uni, I took four months to travel around Europe, which got me addicted to travelling!
 

Favourite travel destination and why

Antarctica is definitely my favourite. It is a stunning place that just gets under your skin and you never want to leave - just watching penguins, seals and whales all day!
 

How many countries have you visited?

24 countries – six continents, only one to go!
 

Most recent adventure

I went to Vietnam for 10 days in April 2012. It was my first time to Vietnam and it was fantastic - the people there are amazing, as are the landscapes. Hoi An was definitely my favourite place in Vietnam but the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City came a close second.
 

Best travel memory

As a kid travelling across the Nullarbor with my family - one of the best things was waking up in the car to a sunrise across the plain, just creeping over the horizon. 
 

Best travel tips

Zip-lock bags are your friend! They keep your toiletries from leaking through your bag, great for putting souvenirs in to keep them safe and if you are going anywhere humid (like the Amazon), they are invaluable for keeping your clothes dry.

Jimmy

Global

Tell us about you

Born in the UK and raised in Perth, I developed my passion for travel after taking a year out to explore the world. There’s been no turning back since - I’ve always got one eye on my next adventure!
 

Favourite travel destination and why 

I love Indochina, especially Cambodia – I find the region offers such a great mix of cultures and a great contrast of man-made and natural marvels.
 

How many countries have you visited?

I think about 30.
 

Most recent adventure

Egypt – staring up at the Pyramids and cruising down the Nile on a felucca were highlights.
 

Best travel memory

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda – coming face-to-face with man’s closest relation was something I will never forget.
 

Best travel tips

Use your common sense, have fun and 'roll with it' - some of the best experiences come from the unexpected.
 

Favourite food experience

Crepe Pad Thai in Bangkok; I’ve never managed to successfully emulate it at home.
 

Advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Work out what your main priorities are and build around them, always allowing for plenty of free time.
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Burma – I can’t wait to experience a country only just starting to open up more to travellers.