I'm Brighton born and bred (apparently quite a rare breed!) and still absolutely adore living in this weird and wonderful city. I started at Travel Nation in May 2017 where I started as a Senior Sales Consultant and have enjoyed every second. I have been incredibly lucky to be able to go on the occasional trip away with work – the best one so far being my amazing trip to Sri Lanka. Cooking, eating (basically anything to do with food), travelling, sport and music are my passions in life. Nothing better than walking around a street market in a foreign city, trying and smelling the local cuisines. I love to do things like the locals do so my holidays tend to be fast-paced and packed full of adventure!
I never went to university; I got straight on a plane after college and went travelling to Australia where I ended up in Port Douglas teaching scuba diving for Quiksilver. I came back for a few years and then I was off on my travels again, this time I lived in Queenstown, New Zealand for over two years after travelling around South East Asia.
Naturally, the travel industry was for me when I came back and it still is to this day and even after 7 years puts a smile on my face. Organising tailor-made travel is incredibly rewarding and so much fun. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and get started on planning your next incredible journey.
I have been in the travel industry since 2012, working for Flight Centre in both the retail and business sectors and worked my way up from a sales consultant to a store manager. I have travelled extensively as a solo traveller, on a group tour or with friends and family.
Charlie has visited:
Eating or cooking or working it off in the gym!
Kasabian/Arctic Monkeys – too close to call.
On a sandy beach somewhere with a frozen daiquiri.
New Zealand. I remember landing in Christchurch and driving to Queenstown – anyone that has done that drive, will know why I decided to stay there! Two and a half years later I came home.
Speakers, camera, mosquito spray, bikini, passport.
I plan on living out of a rucksack but within minutes, the contents are usually emptied onto the floor.
I won a trip as part of a global competition with a company called G Adventures and travelled to Peru with 100 other agents from around the world. It was a whirlwind trip of 6 days but I have never had so much fun – we visited the natural wonder that is Machu Picchu by train, used my bare feet to mix clay and straw to build houses, visited an incredible project in the Sacred Valley where the locals threw us a surprise party after eating the best local cuisine (including Guinea Pig)
Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Peru
Banyan Tree – Bangkok. The views from the rooftop restaurant “Vertigo” are incredible. The club suite is totally worth the extra money as they have panoramic views over Bangkok.
Ee Island (Ee Motu) on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is untouched beauty. The water is so shallow and the sand is like flour.
One Foot Island – Cook Islands.
Sharing a room with someone who snores.
Bali, Cuba and Chile are next on my list.
Maggots on Khao San Road, Bangkok.
Best – Ceviche in Cusco, Worst – Sea Urchin in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
I worked in Port Douglas in Australia teaching scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. I also worked in quite a few bars in Queenstown, New Zealand. I also owned a sandwich deli in Queenstown which I loved.
I adore Tokyo. It is crazy, loud, bright and eccentric. Japanese food is also my favourite.
Full Moon on New Year’s Eve 2010 on Koh Phangan, Thailand along with 30,000 other people.