The most important thing to take away from any travel experience is learning something new about a different country, culture, or history. I love to find out my clients' interests and finding a way to incorporate new experiences that will resonate with them in their itineraries.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"The length and breadth of New Zealand. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"After living, working, volunteering, and traveling abroad for a number of years across 5 different continents, moving into a career in travel was a natural progression. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"When I first moved to Moscow, I arrived at the airport to find out that my employer had mixed up the airport I was flying into, resulting in me needing to find my own way to my accommodations for the night. It was 9:30 PM in the middle of winter with a storm blowing fiercely. After realising that the metro was shutting soon, I asked a taxi driver in Russian if he spoke English. When we agreed on a fare, I followed him outside, got in the 1973 Lada, and for a moment, questioned my decision when we were driving at warp speed down the major highway with snow strewn across the road. "
Featured trips & expertise
Experience the highlights of Australia and New Zealand in this action-packed 11-day holiday. Start with Sydney's iconic landmarks before making your way up to Cairns to dive into the Great Barrier Reef. Next, fly over to Queenstown—the adventure capital of the world—where you can bungee jump, ride jet boats, and explore the land of Lord of the Rings.
See the highlights and hidden corners of Northern Australia's "Top End" on this eight-day, self-drive adventure. Start in Darwin and drive east, staying in secluded inland towns before looping back toward the coast. Explore remote national parks, cruise down rivers for spectacular views (and crocodile spotting), meet the native wildlife at a local sanctuary, and search for First Nations rock art on a sunset hike.
See the best of Sydney in under a week on this action-packed trip. Start with some adventuring in the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park before checking off iconic locales like the Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Taronga Zoo. Other highlights include a cruise to Shark Island National Park and a twilight climb up the soaring Harbour Bridge.
Eat and drink your way through Australia's second city on this delicious, six-day introduction to Melbourne. Admire the modern skyline from a scenic river cruise, see the wineries of the Yarra Valley by hot air balloon, and taste the many flavors of Queen Victoria Market on a food lover's walking tour. As the trip winds down, you'll escape to the coast for an unforgettable drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
This unforgettable 21-day road trip carves a figure-eight through New Zealand's spectacular South Island. From Christchurch, travel through the Mackenzie Country to Mount Cook, then on to Otago and Dunedin. Explore Fiordland National Park's remote Doubtful Sound before heading north to Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers, then cross the Southern Alps to enjoy a night in Arthur's Pass National Park. After exploring the Marlborough wine region and the golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park, end your trip with a scenic train journey back to Christchurch.
Experience the wilderness and wildlife of New Zealand's South Island on this 15-day self-drive itinerary. By day you'll drive through breathtaking landscapes and embark on outdoor adventures, while nights are spent in a series of secluded luxury lodges. Setting off from Christchurch, enjoy alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park, discover rich marine life on the Otago Peninsula, and cruise through the remote Doubtful Sound in Fiordland National Park. After adrenaline sports in Queenstown and an unforgettable trek across the Franz Josef Glacier, the scenic TranzAlpine train whisks you back to Christchurch.