Intrepid’s Responsible Business Assistant, Taz Liffman, is renowned for his laid-back temperament, but when it comes to sustainable travel he’s a man on a mission. We put Taz under the spotlight to find out a little more about his travel passions…
Q: How do you describe your occupation?
A: I’m primarily responsible for reporting and calculating the carbon offsets required for purchase to ensure that Intrepid’s trips are all operating as carbon neutral.
Q: What’s your favourite part of the job?
A: Eating all the leftover cakes from our Sales Department’s bake-offs – just because I hate seeing good food go to waste! Though saving the world one carbon off-set at a time is pretty sweet too.
Q: What’s your favourite travel destination?
A: Anywhere in Africa. Closest thing I’ve found to a second world.
Q: Do you have a personal travel philosophy?
A: Go with the flow.
Q: How are you a responsible traveller?
A: A lot of minor adjustments to our travel style can make us responsible travellers, but one of the main things I take with me is water purification tablets, so that I’m not buying hundreds of plastic bottles along the way.
Q: What places do you like to avoid:
A: Anywhere that might remind me of home. I love discovering new places and immersing myself in the unfamiliar.
Q: You never travel without…?
A: My trusty travel towel. It’s 15 years old, dries in 2 minutes flat, and has accompanied me to over 30 countries. Some say it smells a bit, but I don’t see it that way.
Q: Your best travel tip?
A: Maps will only get you feeling lost.
Q: What’s the dream Intrepid trip you want to take?
A: Iran Adventure.
Q: “When I’m on holiday…”
A: I usually start thinking about my next trip!
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