WORLD'S IDYLLIC ISLANDS
I left England when I was 18 after studying French and German. I worked in Germany for two years and then spent 18 months in Italy working as a nanny. After arriving in Canada, I continued to nanny. I then moved into the travel industry, working for an airline for several years. After spending a year Downunder, I returned to Canada and started working at Goway. In my spare time I love to cook and appreciate good wine—I've visited wine regions all over the world including Napa Valley, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Ontario. I like to cycle and am obsessed with the Grand Tours, especially the Tour de France. My life revolves around my dog and a lot of my time is spent taking him out and about, whether camping or going up north to a cottage in the summer. When travelling I love adventure and have been whitewater rafting, skydiving, diving, and snorkeling.
My favourite places
This place is pure heaven, with crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, snorkeling, sunrise swims in your plunge pool, picnics on deserted islands, dinner in underwater restaurants, and chill lounging under the stars. What's not to love?
France boasts views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, shopping at L'Opera, art at Sacre Coeur, unspoiled countryside covered with vineyards, and small village lunch stops with baguettes and cheese and a rose from Provence.
The Seychelles are untouched beauty with islands only inhabited by birds and wildlife, and small isolated beaches dotted around each island. Take a cruise to make the most of exploring the islands and enjoy their unique scenery.
This is a hot spot right now. Try a combination of cruising down the coast from Split to Dubrovnik, but don't forget the inland national parks with stunning waterfalls and the Istrian Peninsula for foodies. Travel out of peak season in May or September to avoid the crowds.
Did you know?
- Sit on the left side of the plane when travelling to Bora Bora from Tahiti for the best views of the island.
- Do not pack a lot of shoes when going to the Maldives. Only flip flops and sandals are needed.
- Don't plan too much into your trip. Leave days free to learn from locals about what to do and where to go and explore off the beaten path.
- Get lost in side streets when exploring European cities. You never know what you may find.