I joined Travel Nation in 2017 after working for STA Travel and finishing my degree in Ecotourism. I love to travel (obviously!) and I’m always looking for ways to reduce my impact on the world without sacrificing the things I love. I went for my first (and hopefully not my last) round the world trip when I was 18 and was convinced I could just travel for the rest of my life. Eventually of course, I ran out of money and had to get a job. Studying tourism and working for Travel Nation means I can keep my dream alive and I get to spend my days talking about travel and planning trips and building my perfect holidays!
University of Derby, Buxton Campus
A year at STA and a degree in Ecotourism
Sat, 12/05/2018 - 17:54
Excellent service . Listened to what we wanted and changed things to suit our requirements
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 08:26
Round the World Trip
Travel Nation provided a completely different perspective to my travel plans ensuring that the trip is interesting and covers everything that we wanted.
Lily has visited:
Visiting family or knitting
A little community called Wilderland in Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.
Baby wipes, flip-flops, audiobooks, good headphones, notebook.
I live from my bag and turn the whole room into a ‘floordrobe’.
Beyond Europe my first big trip was Thailand when I was 15, it was completely mind-blowing and I cannot wait to go back!
Melbourne, Australia; the French Alps; all of New Zealand
Although it’s not the biggest or best, Melbourne’s tiny beach in St Kilda is definitely the most memorable. St Kilda was the first place I really lived away from home, the people I met and (not to sound too cheesy) the memories we made on St Kilda beach will stay with me forever. Although the beach around Lake Mckenzie on Fraser Island is spectacular for all the classic reasons!
I would love to visit Costa Rica. It is famed for being the ecotourism capital of the world and they spend a higher percentage of their nation budget on education than almost all other countries, which is amazing.
I had a working holiday visa in Australia, although I probably didn’t work as much as I should have! It’s a great option for a longer trip in Oz.
Rustic toilets in Asia are always a fun reminder of how good I have it.
I’d love to see Rio.
My own bed!