I fell in love with travel when I set off on my first solo adventure aged 18 and I haven’t really stopped exploring since. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 52 countries and travel to all 7 continents. I’ve travelled all over Latin America, from Cuba all the way to Patagonia. I was in awe of the incredible landscapes, fascinating culture and warm people I found in each new country and I completely fell in love with this part of the world. I now travel to Latin America every year, continuously enriching my knowledge of the region. My personal passions are nature, wildlife and gastronomy so my favourite trip memories vary from snorkelling with penguins in Antarctica’s icy waters to hiking through the Himalayas in Nepal to tasting my first ceviche in Peru. There is still so much of the world left for me to explore and many new experiences to have, so I plan to keep on travelling as much as possible.
My most memorable trip
Antarctica & South Georgia
Antarctica & South Georgia are two of the most beautiful and untouched places I have ever travelled to. My trip here was the deepest connection to nature I've ever felt and nothing compares to the adventure of sailing to the end of the world.
On my bucket list
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
I would love to go to Raja Ampat in Indonesia for a scuba diving trip. I love to dive and explore the underwater world and this always comes up as the best place to go. Relaxing on the beautiful isolated beaches after a day of diving would also be great.
See where I’ve travelled
Antartica & South Georgia
"I loved snorkelling in Antarctica and South Georgia - each day was different with icebergs, king penguins and leopard seals all making an appearance. "Explore destination
The Brazilian Amazon
"Canoeing through the Amazon rainforest on the look out for tamarin monkeys and giant river otters - the forest comes alive at sunrise and sunset.
Torres del Paine
"Hiking along the trails of Torres del Paine national park - this is my favourite part of Patagonia with stunning granite peaks, glaciers and forests.
My favourite trip
Grand Chile & Antarctica Luxury Explorer
A truly epic trip that covers so much, has so many highlights and is achievable in just 15 days. I love the variation within the trip too; lush green rolling valleys in the wine region to the stark greys, whites and blues in Antarctica. The trip ends in Torres del Paine which is probably one of the best places in Latin America for hiking so for anyone who wants an active adventure - this trip certainly ticks that box.
My favourite hotel
Whichaway Camp in Antarctica is surrounded by frozen lakes, icefalls and glaciers. This is the most adventurous way to visit Antarctica with the option to explore iridescent ice tunnels and crystal caves, go ice climbing or abseiling and reach the geographic south pole.
The planning process was smooth. Lily was great. She listened and made suggestions. All drivers and excursions were on time and very enjoyable. We really enjoyed the accommodations. Great experience.
We used Jacada for our Peru/Macchu Picchu and Chile/Easter Island trip and our experience was extraordinary! Our travel designer Lily took my dream itinerary and made it all come true. Every single aspect of our trip was first class. The guides were all exceptional and treat us like family. We also dealt with Berni as our departure drew closer and…
Amazing, curated travel planning. The more we use Jacada the better they know us = a progressively more personalized trip each time. They have experts for each continent and consequently there is a wealth of personal knowledge which goes into the planning of every journey. (On occasion, right down to which *room* on a particular ship is the best to…
Amazing trip - four different stops running the length of Chile and then Antarctica, all flawless in terms of logistics, support service of local agency, and perfect hotels/ excursions/ guides etc….just a joy to travel and see the world without having to worry about all of the complex arrangements. A level of personal service and attention to details, and a…
Great guides and hotels. Aways had the feeling that we were being looked after since we had never been to Chile nor Argentina before. We really enjoyed and appreciated the additional suggestions that Jacada arranged for us.
My top tips
Bring an underwater camera to the Galapagos Islands, the marine life is absolutely incredible and you'll get to take home some great videos.
To experience Torres del Paine national park without the crowds and with extra beauty travel in Spring to see the wildflowers bloom or fall to see the forests turn orange.
When you're in Antarctica don’t forget to put your camera from time-to-time and take in your surroundings. I'm sure these quiet moments will stay with you forever.
For a quieter trek to Machu Picchu consider the Salkantay Trail instead of the very popular Inca Trail.
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