I began my career with Travel Nation in December 2021, just as the travel industry began to flourish once again and the red list was no more. I’ve spent the last 12 years living in Brighton, prior to that I lived in Newcastle. I relocated for work and I have loved being in Brighton ever since.
South Shields, North East of England.
Newcastle upon Tyne, living at home with my parents.
I’ve worked in the travel industry since finishing my studies in 1999. I worked as cabin crew for British Airways before moving into the sales department. In 2002 I embarked on a 17-year career with Trailfinders.
Natalie has visited:
Socialising with friends, going out for dinner, the occasional bike ride, studying Spanish and cooking.
The Pacific Islands. I just fell in love with the islands and the hospitality of the locals.
Canada, because of its all-round breathtaking beauty.
Rain mac, head torch, sarong, travel pillow, good SPF (and music playlist).
Climbing Machu Picchu and experiencing Latin America for the first time.
Costa Rica, Canada, South Africa.
Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Galapagos. This beach is virtually deserted, with pristine white sand, amazing views and just the odd iguana and pelican hanging about.
Japan, because it's somewhere I never thought I’d visit.
Noisy eaters on planes, trains and automobiles.
A tarantula is the weirdest thing I've eaten, and it tasted great!
I worked in Melbourne selling gas and electricity.
Nepal was the first country on my round the world ticket. Kathmandu was very different than I imagined and the smell of incense was overpowering. Within 48 hours, the shock disappeared and the guest house which I hated on arrival turned into a place I went back to at the end of my trip because the hospitality was unforgettable.
New York, simply because there's so much to do.
New Year's Eve party in Ho Chi Minh.
My family and friends.