I joined Travel Nation in January 2013, coming back to the travel industry after a six-year career break to raise my children when they were little. I moved to the UK in 1999 after a stint of travelling in Europe and India. Since having a family, I enjoy our adventures together more than I could imagine.
I studied and graduated in Travel & Tourism in Paris.
I have over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. I started in a high-street travel agency called Nouvelles Frontieres in Paris. After moving to the UK, I worked for various tour operators and travel agencies in London and Bristol.
Marie has visited:
Spending time with my daughters, walking the dog or doing yoga.
Too many to say! I love all sorts of music.
I’m scared of flying!
On an exotic beach doing yoga and paddleboarding with a hammock and reggae music in the background.
Whale watching in Sri Lanka and Madagascar – always a phenomenal experience!
A bikini, sunglasses, a mini speaker, a trashy novel, mosquito repellent and really good sunblock.
I live from my suitcase (I've upgraded from backpacks now).
Anywhere hot and near the beach. I also felt very at home in New Zealand – I could see myself living there.
St Thomas Virgin Island, sailing and discovering different paradise islands.
New Orleans, Baobab Avenue in Madagascar, the Gili Islands in Bali
The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka is beautiful but also the Trans hotel in Seminyak, Bali which has the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen, a pool with sand in it and a personal jacuzzi on every balcony.
Mirissa beach in Sri Lanka, I wanted to stay there forever!
Something unidentifiable in Madagascar at a lovely local home. I couldn't tell if it was meat, fish or a root vegetable! I felt a bit bad not eating it, so I ate it!
Thai food in Bangkok. I also really enjoyed the Australian barbecues.
In Spain and Ibiza… a long time ago.
My first time in India, I found it especially hard coming back. We take so much for granted. India is a real eye-opener.
Sharm el-sheikh. I left it to someone else to choose the resort we stayed in. What was I thinking?
Arriving onto a jumping-rat infested desert Island in Madagascar while chasing an eclipse.
Bangkok or New York
Eclipse party in Guadeloupe 1998.