I started at Travel Nation towards the end of 2019 but I was in the travel industry for 5.5 years before that. My journey to a career in travel didn’t start quite like many others, backpacking (I've never stayed in a hostel!) – I was in the Royal Air Force for six years before deciding to switch from desert camps to something a little more luxurious. I’ve lived all over the UK and have family in Australia and the USA, which makes for good excuses to travel to see them all. I’m a big movie and musicals fan!
I didn’t go to Uni, but did find myself at a fair few student nights on a Thursday!
3.5 years at Trailfinders in worldwide sales before moving to a USA specialist and then a safari operator where I specialised in Asia.
Anna has visited:
My favourite film is Home Alone – no matter what time of year
I love jigsaw puzzles
The national parks in the USA – there are no photos of Monument Valley that do it justice. The scale, the colour, everything. Just wow!
Hmm… As much as I love to get away, there’s no place like home!
I was 11 when I took my first unaccompanied flight across the Atlantic to spend the summer with family in Chicago. From that moment I knew I wanted to travel, and happy to go it alone.
Svalbard – there’s nothing quite like 24 hours daylight and being surrounded by sea ice.
India – it’s completely crazy, wild, smelly, beautiful and spiritual.
USA – I know it’s probably controversial but there’s so much to see and it’s so different from each corner.
One & Only Wolgan Valley – tucked away in the blue mountains outside of Sydney you feel a million miles away. Exclusive private villas with huge comfy beds and private pools, you can go horseriding, go on a bushwalk with the ranger or enjoy the spa (which I did). After your amazing dinner, sit out on your verandah and stargaze. Perfect.
Having grown up at the seaside and conditioned to pebble beaches, I don’t really like sand that much. However, I loved the beaches in the Bahamas and Mauritius.
It’s fellow travellers who don’t understand the 100ml rule. They then proceed through security holding everyone up.
I need to get over my aversion to sand, so the Maldives or South Pacific seem like good places to start.
I’ve been to some amazing restaurants around the world, and one of the best things I’ve eaten was a helium balloon made from apple taffy… Who knew!
India! I really felt a million miles away.
Honestly, how many people from home do you bump into on holiday? I’ve seen the carpet fitter in a mall, friends cousins queueing for the same ride at a theme park, the list goes on.
I saw Calvin Harris in Vegas, that was a great night out… Or so I’m told as I don’t remember much of it.
My cat, Dexy.