When I was younger and suffering with ulcerative colitis I wasn't well enough to travel abroad, however after recovering from my life saving surgery I was determined to start making up for lost time.
In my year out before starting university I worked full-time at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.
I spent a lot of time exploring different parts of the world from the luxury of the cruise ship, and this experience intensified my passion for exploring the world. I was thrilled in early 2018 to begin presenting for sky travel channel, Globetrotter TV.
My first travel assignment was presenting my own five part series in Taiwan, which was one of the most exhausting but also most amazing experiences of my life!
To add to my travel presenting on TV, I am also a travel writer for Luxury online magazine The Bespoke Black book and have co-written travel features for the Daily mail with my close friend and fellow TV Presenter, Laura Hamilton.
I have so many exciting travel projects ahead of me, I cannot wait to see where they will take me next.
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