Emma found her passion for travel early, helped by her family, traveling to all states of Australia (except WA) before she started school. Growing up she collectet hundreds of tour brochures and started building a bucket list.
In 2006 after a couple of overseas trips, Emma moved to London to work and travel. She was lucky enough to follow the Socceroos through Germany at the 2006 World Cup and then settle into life in London, where she stayed for 12 years making lifelong friends and meeting her husband. While living in London she visiting 33 European countries, the US, Africa, Mexico and Cuba. She was lucky to have some amazing experiences like being at ANZAC cove for the 100th anniversary, watching Arsenal v Barcelona at the Nou Camp and seeing the Queen's flotilla for the Diamond Jubilee.
Emma moved back to Australia after having her first child to be closer to family, to start exploring her own backyard and hopefully pass on the travel bug to her son.
Role at Encounter Travel: Travel Consultant, Team Leader
Favourite country: Germany
Favourite City: London
Favourite Encounter holiday: Icons of Eastern Europe, Moscow to Vienna
Year started industry: 2001
Year started Encounter Travel: 2019
Travel tip: learn a few words (or basic phrases) in the language of the country you are visiting. The locals appreciate the effort and will be a lot friendlier.