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There's nothing that I love more than planning a new adventure! I'm the type of person who is always dreaming about my next trip and learning about new destinations and experiences.
Having been to over 35 countries on six continents, I’ve traveled extensively. I've also logged over 5,000 nautical miles crewing on yachts. In fact, I’ve completed multiple international sailing voyages including a three-month crossing from French Polynesia to New Zealand and a one-month journey across the Gulf of Mexico from the United States to Belize.
After several years crewing on yachts, I worked in African safari operations for some time before setting my sights on Central and South America. A place that truly has something for everyone, Central & South America feature incredibly diverse landscapes, climates, experiences, wildlife and cultures so that you’ll never be bored!
Most recently, my travels took me to Argentina and Bolivia where I explored Argentina's rich culture as well as Bolivia's surreal and unearthly landscapes. Last year, I spent a month traveling around gorgeous Chile where I indulged my passions for photography and active experiences. I have also been lucky to travel to Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico with Scott Dunn and my dream destination is Antarctica.Alison's blogs
What my guests have said
"Alison was excellent! She’s a very personable, genuine person and an excellent representative. Alison stayed on top of all the details and made sure everything was taken care of!"
"Alison’s passion for travel was obvious from the start. Not only is Alison incredibly hard working, but she approaches every task systematically, and with the kind of attention to detail that is extremely rare. In addition, Alison is very intuitive; always able to stay one step ahead."
"Alison is thorough and thoughtful, and I really enjoyed working with her."
"I would trust Alison to get me from point A to B in any country. I've experienced how thorough she is and know she works through any challenge."
"We LOVED our trip! Everything was amazing. My favorite aspect was the balance of outdoorsy adventure and luxury. It was definitely the best trip we have ever taken, so thank you to Alison for helping us to plan it!"
Everything on our trip worked out exactly as planned. All of the hotels were beautiful and overall the trip was perfect. Although the trip was costly it was totally worth it.”
Favourite places I've been
Always travel with lots of silica packets. I love tropical destinations but humidity can sometimes kill small electronics. Putting them in an air tight baggie with lots of silica packets overnight often revives them - it's better than rice!
Make time to relax! It's tempting to schedule loads of activities during your vacation but don't forget to leave time to unwind, especially if you're lucky enough to be in a place with amazing scenery.
In the Galapagos, don't be afraid to snorkel with the sea lions. When you're in the water, the sea lions are gentle, friendly and curious - it's incredibly charming!
Carry a poncho in the rainforest and Machu Picchu. In addition to your favorite rain gear, a poncho can be a real live saver because it covers your backpack to protect your valuables and electronics. It's also a second waterproof layer in a downpour.