Our travel experts

Adam has always looked to seek out adventure ever since an early age, venturing by whatever means beyond his native Northern roots on journeys to each corner of the world. His backpack would go on to become a trusty companion as years passed by in a mixture of work and travel in Thailand, France, Mexico…

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Jenny Cox

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  • Product Executive
  • Joined August 2011

Jenny traded in her previous job as an engineer in exchange for a one-way flight to Kuala Lumpur. Eighteen months later she’d backpacked her way around South East Asia, Nepal, and parts of India – having taught English in rural Thailand, trekked to Everest base camp, scuba-dived with schools of barracuda in Sipadan, worked in…

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With a shovel in one hand and a bucket of muddy river water in the other, Vicky’s passion for travel, adventure and wildlife was cemented whilst looking after 3 baby elephants on a conservation programme in Sri Lanka. Over ten years and many adventures later, her career in travel has seen her snorkelling with sea…

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Having spent several winter ski seasons whizzing down the alpine slopes and summer seasons working at a watersports school in the south of France, Chloe’s passion for travel began whilst at university. Shortly after, she spent 2 years living in Australia and New Zealand before heading back to the UK to begin her career in…

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High altitude trekker and one of Exodus’ most renowned and experienced leaders, Valerie is known rightly as an “Exodus Legend.” The first British woman to summit Manaslu (8,163m), the eighth tallest peak in the world, without supplementary oxygen, to say Valerie is an experienced trekker is an understatement. She has led the ascent of Stok Kangri…

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Prior to life in the Exodus office Jim made his living teaching outdoor education in Cornwall, progressing into guiding during the British winter and moving out to Tanzania around the turn of the millenium. It is here that Jim joined Exodus leading many of our groups on Africa’s highest mountains, before escaping away in the…

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Back in 1987, Alistair bought a bucket-shop ticket to Islamabad, picked up the Karakoram Highway and headed over to China and then south through India to Ceylon over to Indochina via the Indonesian Archipelago to Papua New Guinea. Finally stopping after nine months for a refuel in Melbourne, the finest city in the southern hemisphere….

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Having embarked on his first round the world trip at the age of 19 Marcus quickly found that the most important thing to him was to keep travelling for as long as he possibly could! This eventually led him to employment in the travel industry, where he has specialised in Africa, Latin America and sold…

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David once bought a one way ticket to Mumbai and a year later found himself in Beijing via 5 legged cows, moped crashes and a hitch with a wanted criminal. Along the way he met rock stars, international footballers and loads of monks. Nowadays, if he’s not at his Sales desk, he can be found…

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Tom’s first foray outside of Europe was to Tanzania when he was 16 years old. Little did he know at the time that this would lead him on a path that would take him around the world. He lived and travelled extensively on four continents and lead tours from Mexico to Patagonia and from Nairobi…

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Having always wanted to travel and after a brief stint in the rat race Emma decided she was not ready and went off around the world. This included overlanding across South America, riding the Trans-Siberian and helping to build an orphanage in Sri Lanka. It was on her travels after walking the Inca Trail she…

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With a childhood spent in Mexico, Lucy’s passion for travel started early and shows no sign of slowing down since starting a family. Her passion for the Poles spans over  a decade, despite braving an especially brutal crossing of the drake in 2003 she was keen to experience more and her subsequent expeditions to Spitsbergen…

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Ornella Giordano

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  • Product Executive
  • Joined 2013

I spent 4 years leading tours throughout Europe and North Africa, but the Mediterranean and Turkey in particular stands out as a firm favourite. The friendly people, rich history and culture, delicious food and of course amazing natural scenery make the country a pleasure to return to!

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After 6 months spent teaching English in Guilin, China, Gina had been well bitten by the travel bug. 10 years later and 7 continents down her love of travelling and adventure hasn’t wavered, most recently she has surfed in Portugal, cycled in Central America and kayaked in the Antarctic. Next on the list is the…

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Charlotte Newman

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  • Operational Quality Executive
  • Joined Feburary 2013

Going to work every day is made very easy when you work for Exodus, mainly due to the fact that you get to talk, write and hear about travel 9-5. This is handy since it would appear that I’ve inherited the travel bug from my mum who’s ethos of ‘go do it & see it…

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Exodus is the original activity holiday and adventure holiday company. We specialise in cultural, walking, cycling, winter activities, photographic, wildlife holidays and family holidays. The Exodus Price Promise: “The best experience at a fair price.”

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After graduating from University and leaving the wonders of Loughborough behind, Tom opted to travel instead of immediately joining the rat-race. Starting with an overland trip from Cape Town to Nairobi, crossing northern India into Nepal, to wandering around the fjords of New Zealand, these experiences altered Tom’s perspective on the world. A keen trekker;…

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Matt Hodgins

Matt Hodgins
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2013

Growing up on the isolated continent of Australia, Matt has always had a desire to see as much of the world as possible. After his first trip to Europe in 2002 as a 15 year old he was hooked on the excitement that travelling to a new destination brings. Having travelled to over 30 countries,…

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Sara Nieddu

Sara Nieddu
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2014

Hailing from Milan, Sara has a long tradition of travel agents in her family: she could not have a different DNA. Travel is her passion, her free time and, luckily, her job! Working for Exodus allows her to travel with her mind every single day all around the world but especially around Italy, its beauty…

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Valentina Chironna

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  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2012

Following her dream to work for a tour operator in a foreign country, Valentina left her beloved Italy (and mamma) and joined Exodus in 2012. She is now part of the Customer Operations team as an Senior Executive looking after Spain, Corsica, the Pyrenees and the Dolomites. Thanks to a trip to the Turquoise Coast…

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Syeda Rahman

Syeda Rahman
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2014

The seed of travel was first planted in Syeda’s mind when her dad took her to visit the tea gardens of Srimangal at the age of 10. She continued to discover her home country of Bangladesh while growing up before heading further afield – from the bustling roads of Delhi to cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur and…

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John Penge

John Penge
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2013

John got the travel bug during his early twenties after a 9 month voyage around the world.  Since then he has been on a wide range of trips over 6 continents and this eventually led him to Exodus.  After enjoying 3 Exodus holidays as a client and with a desire for a change, John began…

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Marcus Fisher

Marcus Fisher
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2012

Before heading off to university Marcus found his passion for travel whilst working on various conservation projects in Asia, and at this point decided to pursue a career in travel. Prior to joining Exodus he completed his Undergrad & Masters Degrees in ecotourism, while spending the summers teaching paragliding in the Swiss Alps. He has…

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Gosia Knas

Gosia Knas
  • Customer Operations
  • Joined January 2012

Gosia’s passion for travel started in her home country of Poland. She started travelling with backpacking trips around Central Europe but after finishing Tourism Management degree in the UK she went off for a bigger adventure around Asia. India, Thailand and Laos are some of the countries she visited. Her highlight is Nepal where she…

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I think back and now see that I have done it all…from guiding Japanese cultural tourists across South East Asia to a camping holiday sales floor, from managing website, to marketing travel online and offline. What’s left? I guess, I got some travelling to do. I am off….

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Gina started off with four trips as a punter before ever stepping foot over the threshold of Adventure HQ for a job interview. Since then she’s racked up seven new countries in under two years and developed a passion for mountains and trekking. You’ll find her heading for the Mont Blanc Circuit this summer.

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Louis is a budding adventurer, with a taste for skiing, mountaineering and the great outdoors.

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Tim Snazell

Tim Snazell
  • Exodus Sales Expert
  • Joined January 2014

Tim grew up with a slight obsession with Maps, transcending in to his first backpacking adventure around Europe in 2002, not content with this Tim embarked on around the world trip in 2005 for 12 months, falling for the lure of Latin America. Tim started working in travel in 2007 and continues to seek new…

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Will Shoubridge

Will Shoubridge
  • Exodus Sales Expert - Australia
  • Joined January 2008

Born and bred in the English Yorkshire dales but now based in Melbourne, I’ve been breathing the outdoors since my first steps. As a teenager it was summiting Mount Kinabalu, trading smiles with the Iban people and exploring Borneo’s sanctuous rainforests that first whet my appetite to unearth the planet. Happiest in the saddle, I’ve…

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Beata Wronka

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  • Customer Operations Executive - Short Haul
  • Joined 2011

After studying economy in Poland, Beata decided to leave the numbers behind and take a proper holiday before entering an adult life. She spend few months travelling around Europe, Africa and USA. During this time she discovered her passion for travel and adventure and decided that the actual travel industry is something for her. She…

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A lifelong wildlife enthusiast, Natasha fulfilled a childhood dream in 2011 when she sat beside a family of Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Her other African highlights include the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. She has also been whale and dolphin watching in the Azores where she was treated to sightings of Fin and Sperm whales,…

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Peter first visited Nepal in 1979 and spent much of the next decade working, travelling and trekking around the world before finally deciding to combine his passion for the great mountain ranges with his career and joined Exodus. His early years were committed to developing our Trekking programme, but with the onset of family life…

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Sharmil is one of our Exodus Family holiday experts and, having two kids himself, he can understand that family holidays are important ‘events’, as it’s probably one of the few occassions parents and children spend any considerable amount of time together over the year. Sharmil has travelled extensively, with big cities being his greatest love…

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Having spent her childhood on the family farm in Somerset, it was only natural that Diane would grow up seeking out wildlife tours. One of her most exciting experiences was on the Exodus Gorilla’s & Masai Mara trip and next up she’s looking forward to meeting the pandas in China! With over a decade’s travel…

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Born and bred near the French Alps, Claire has always had a passion for the mountains, trekking, rock climbing and, of course, winter sports. She began her career in the travel industry in Paris and moved to in London in 2008, Claire has since travelled extensively throughout Scandinavia and Western Europe and is particularly drawn…

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Starting a travel career in his mid 20’s was the best decision Ian’s ever made. Reaching Everest Base Camp, walking through the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, watching Grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park and needing another holiday after a week at the Rio Carnival (!) are just some of his highlights. He has been on…

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Natalie Shenton

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  • Sales Consultant
  • Joined 2011

After making it around Australia in an old VW campervan, Natalie decided that working in travel was the place to be! Her passion for trekking began at Everest Base Camp, since then she has hiked up active volcanoes in Guatemala, walked along the Great Wall of China and trekked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu….

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Louisa Day

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  • Territory Manager (Australia)
  • Joined 2011

Lou most recently climbed Island Peak and describes Kathmandu as her home away from home and that nothing beats the hot apple pie at Namche Bakery….guilt free when you think of the challenges ahead up the trail. Her trekking jaunts across the globe include: Everest Base Camp & Goyko Lakes, Annapurna Adventure, Mont Blanc Circuit,…

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Tim Fearn

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  • Discovery, Culture & Wildlife Product Manager
  • Joined 2007

Tim was lucky enough to have his first travels sponsored by the taxpayer when his year of ‘research’ in Peru as part of his Latin American Studies degree turned into 12 months travelling the length of South America before returning home with a shoddy dissertation, a great suntan and a real passion for seeing the…

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Before joining Exodus, Chris came out of back-packer retirement and spent two years tour leading in South America (trekking the Inca Trail 12 times!) and briefly in Morocco. He has also travelled extensively throughout North, South & Central America, northern India, Egypt & South Africa. He is now looking forward to seeing the world through…

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Having promised herself a gap year after university Katherine hit the road on an overland truck from Kathmandu to Mumbai and fell in love with traveling, the experiences it gives and the opportunity to meet people you never normally would. Since that initial spark she has worked in and around the travel industry, in various…

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Growing up in a flat part of Ireland wasn’t the most obvious starting point for a love of mountains and travel, but it’s something which has been with Brendan since he first made it to Nepal 15 years ago. These days, he still tries to squeeze in a yearly trip to some corner of the…

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Joanna Zubr

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  • Customer Operations
  • Joined 2009

Joanna’s passion for travelling started at the early age. Graduating from family trips around Europe, she left her native Poland after high school to experience life in the US, furthering her education and travelling horizons. Some more years spent globetrotting around Australasia, South America and South East Asia finally brought her to Exodus, where she…

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After deciding that there was more to life than the 9 to 5, Chris took off on a year-long round the world trip, taking in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America – eventually returning home and deciding that a career in travel was the next best thing, and after a few years selling round…

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From Tansen in the west of Nepal, Niraj spent 10 years working as a tour leader in Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and India before joining his family in the UK. The desire to stay within the travel circle brought Niraj to Exodus. Turning from an outdoor tour guide to a 9 to 5 office…

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Paula has extensive experience of Exodus’ adventure travel portfolio. Her love of travel started when she went Inter-railing around Europe as a student – whetting her appetite to explore new destinations and cultures. Over the years her travels have taken her on lots of amazing adventures, including trekking some of the remotest parts of the Great Wall…

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Arguably the best travelled man in Britain, Phil has notched up over 100 countries since joining Exodus sometime (he won’t tell us exactly) in the 1980s. His 10 years driving Exodus Overland Expeditions around Asia, Africa and South America included 3 north-south traverses of Sudan and various visits to Afghanistan. Office work has slightly tamed…

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After a childhood spent picnicking in back of a car in the rain soaked beauty spots of Britain, Andrea went in search of sunshine. She found plenty of it and much more besides.  She is equally at home in  mountains, beaches or cities. She has worked as a travel agent in New Zealand and as…

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Jim Carder

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  • Sales Manager
  • Joined 2005

After a childhood spent in foreign countries and the post university travelling, Jim ended up in travel almost by accident. Since then he has worked in a variety of travel positions and has discovered a love for Asia. Jim’s passion started when he arrived in Mongolia after an epic journey on the Trans Siberian Railway….

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Marta’s passion for travel started when she was just 5 years old and was given her first plastic cross-country skis. She went on to become ski instructor, trekked the mountains of Poland, as well as the Alps and Pyrenees. Whilst studying tourism in Poland, she also managed to climb the Tien-Shan in Kazakhstan, kayak Baikal…

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Radek Nowak

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  • Customer Operations
  • Joined 2012

Radek’s passion for travel started young, when he first began to visit different regions of his native Poland. Moving to the UK in 2007 to start a Tourism course at Surrey University, he was already planning something on a bigger scale and, as he’s always been keen on trekking and rock climbing, the Himalayas were…

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Having spent a few years abroad as a child, Tom has always been interested in travelling, visiting new places and trying new sports and activities. Each trip and each destination has something to offer, be it the scenery, culture, the activity itself or all of these combined. The travel industry has been a great place…

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A love of cycling from an early age meant that Andy was always destined to travel. This began with cycling to and from school, followed by a misspent youth racing BMX bikes. The distances have increased a little since then, culminating with two 4000+ mile rides around the States and Mexico. Five years leading cycling,…

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Murray Dee

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  • Customer Operations
  • Joined 2012

Murray inherited the travel bug early on in life from his globe-trotting parents – spending every school holiday in far-flung destinations around the world. Living in Central America during his Gap Year, he went on to study Tourism Management in his native Scotland before moving to Japan on the JET programme, teaching English to teenagers…

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Marta’s passion for travel and languages started at a very young age. Tiring of her little village in Italy she decided to cross the border and travel around Europe, hoping to improve her English, Spanish and German. It was England however that stole her heart: after studying in the UK as an Erasmus student in…

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After a couple of backpacking trips to far flung places, the travel industry seemed the obvious path for Olly. Since joining Exodus, he’s been fortunate enough to continue his travels on ‘work’ trips as often as possible. Thanks to Exodus he’s developed a passion for trekking, and has been sent up Mont Blanc, Mt Toubkal,…

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A gap year that turned into several years of travelling throughout the world was when Emma first got her taste for trekking; firstly in Nepal on the Annapurna Circuit, but then across the Indian Himalaya, Africa and The Middle East. Nowadays, though based in the London office, Emma tries to get away on an annual…

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Fresh out of university in 1998, Kai decided to take a general office admin role at Exodus “for a year” to pad out his CV a bit before getting a “real” job. Many years later, he’s still here, having caught the travel bug after hearing so much about all corners of the world from his…

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At the tender age for 40(ish), Mike is already an Exodus old-timer. Joining Exodus in 1995, with 5 years as a tour leader where he specialised in the Himalayas and Latin America, Mike finally hung up his trekking boots after 2 years in the Pyrenees running trekking, biking and snowshoeing trips. Back in the office…

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Fresh out of university, Sarah discovered her passion for travel during two months spent on an overland safari in Africa. The continent was definitely her first great love and she has been there five times: from game drives in the Serengeti to climbing sand dunes at sunrise in Namibia, even on an overnight camel trek…

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Gabi Krizanova

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  • Web Sales
  • Joined 2006

Having learnt everything about the polar trips whilst working at Customer Operations, Gabi decided to move to Sales so that she can sell these fantastic expeditions. After she returned from Spitsbergen, she became even more passionate about the Arctic. But there is so much more to see – Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica of…

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Over 20 years in travel industry, Paul has gained a reputation as a passionate and forthright commentator on all things related to travel. His real expertise however lies in wildlife photography, Africa and the Polar regions. As a presenter, guide and photographer, Paul has few equals. If you can catch him while he is standing…

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Kim Christie

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  • Customer Operations
  • Joined 2010

After studying travel and tourism, Kim moved to Dubai to help sell luxury properties on the famous Palm Jumeriah. From here she moved to Madrid, and spent a year teaching English to school children. Struggling to settle back in to normal life, she hopped on a plane, and enjoyed 6 months in India, China and…

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After plenty of adventures and excitement across the world, it’s been the Middle East and Central Asia that Carl has been drawn to the most. He’s covered most of this region, or at least those parts that don’t require you to convert or enlist. Since working at Exodus, it’s been the polar regions that have…

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Carol Savage

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  • Marketing Director
  • Joined May 2013

Travel has always fascinated Cat and has been a big part of her life from an early age. Too many experiences to mention (some good and some bad!) but highlights would have to be a microlight flight over Victoria Falls, drinking manioc with an Amazonian tribe in Ecuador and sea kayaking in the Kenai Fjords,…

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