I joined Travel Nation in 2013 having worked for other travel companies specialising in round the world travel for the previous four and a half years. I caught the travel bug on my first gap year, then I moved to China and haven't stopped travelling since. Some highlights were seeing the Great Wall of China and driving Highway 1 in California; a lowlight was being in hospital with suspected SARS.
I studied Classical and Modern Chinese at SOAS, University of London.
4.5 years working specifically on round the world trips, including tours and hotels.
Over the past 5 years, I have had experience booking both leisure and corporate trips for Business Class clients. I understand the need for efficiency and accuracy when planning trips and also how to get the best value and added bonuses of flying Business Class. I've been lucky enough to fly in Business Class with some of the world's best airlines, which helps me to advise the best airlines to meet your needs and routes. As flights are only the first part of your trip, I'm experienced in sourcing luxury hotels, cruises, tours and luxury motorhomes. Whether you're only visiting somewhere for a night, or you're planning the trip of a lifetime, I can find you the perfect components to complete your trip.
Mon, 12/10/2015 - 11:00
The service was on point 👌🏾
I was recommended this service by my best friend and he did not disappoint the service I got from this company was on point even though I was dealing with two different people but they both went out their way to make my experience a great one and I will definitely be using them on my next holiday
Fri, 09/10/2015 - 14:40
Rowena at Travel Nation was the one of the most knowledgable patient, helpful, timely, travel consultants I have ever dealt with.
Rowena has visited:
Seeing family and friends, eating, drinking.
The Shawshank Redemption or True Romance
My irrational fear of spiders prevented me going to Australia until I was 26.
Ethiopia; it is nothing like you imagine or will have seen before and the people are fab.
Hand wipes, first aid kit, sheet sleeping bag, credit card and passport!
Live from my rucksack.
There are too many places to choose from, I would rather see much more than one place.
French exchange at school - it made me realise that even if you can’t speak the lingo you can still make friends with the locals.
Hoi An, Vietnam; Beijing, China and San Francisco, USA
The Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia. You're right by the falls, the service is fantastic and you can choose to arrive by speedboat down the Zambezi. Or The Fairmont, San Francisco. The hotel oozes decadence, has a great Tiki bar and sits on Nob Hill, meaning you will have great legs after a couple of days there.
Laos, it’s the nicest.
Why don’t hotels give you a small tube of toothpaste?
Machu Picchu, Peru
Fried spider in Cambodia
Best has to be hot pot in Chengdu and the worst is cow’s stomach.
I worked in China teaching English.
When I first went to China and was given fish head and intestine soup with dry biscuits for dinner... it made me want to cry.
I was told I was the devil as I have freckles(!) and that was by more than one person.
Jungle party in Thailand.
A good bath.