Our dedicated Europe specialists all have an incredible wealth of knowledge and passion of the area. They have lived in and traveled extensively throughout the region and all spend many weeks each year visiting different parts to keep up to date with the best places to stay, eat and explore. Their first-hand knowledge means that they can create the perfect European vacation for our guests. Contact our specialists to start planning your customized vacation to Europe.
I had always thought that long haul travel took you to the most interesting and exciting places but while living in Spain and exploring Southern Europe I realised I was much mistaken! Italy has to be my favorite country in the world for its diversity from Roman ruins to sprawling vineyards and stunning sea views. Recently I have been exploring Scandinavia which offers an exciting more adventurous vacation alongside sensational food; Greece makes the perfect relaxed and fun beach vacation while the collision of cultures in Istanbul puts Turkey at the top of my list as well!
Ever since I went to Tuscany on a school exchange as a teenager, I have had a keen interest in European Travel. I studied languages at university and have worked in travel ever since, both overseas and in UK based roles. I have lived in Northern Italy, the Spanish Pyrenees and the French Alps, and worked as a tour guide in Rome, Florence and Venice. Since working for Scott Dunn I have been lucky enough to visit a large number of our destinations, from the sun-kissed Greek Islands to the stark volcanic landscapes of Iceland.
My interest or more appropriately obsession with travel started as soon as I was old enough to hold an Atlas, I have been fortunate to have traveled many countries and cover every continent. However Europe remains a true passion for me, the people, the sights and the food! With my partner as a Chef food is something top of the list when traveling, be it local favorites or three star Michelin restaurants, Europe has it all for a foodie's vacation.
The best things about my job? Making dreams come true. Sharing my passion and first hand knowledge of Europe with people aged eight to eighty. Figuring out how to keep everyone engaged and entertained, it just never gets old. I grew up in Scotland, went to school in Switzerland, have traveled the length and breadth of Europe. It's a fabulous destination for a celebration or honeymoon, the ultimate family vacation, and the perfect place to escape to check off some of the big items from your bucket list.
Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by the allure of traveling and exploring other cultures. Although my childhood ambitions of becoming a pilot never quite materialised (dang those contact lenses…), I have been lucky enough to explore some amazing places throughout my career and independently. The incredible diversity of Europe has remained a constant passion. Italy, with its beautiful lakes, undulating cornfields, exquisite food and magnificent architecture is a particular favorite. Iceland and the Northern Lights are next on the wish-list!
Living in Milan for three years fuelled my passion for Italy, the tranquility on the Lakes, the Christmas card Dolomites, the crystal waters of Sardinia, the glamour of Forte dei Marmi and the phenomenal food. It is the accessibility, diversity and charm of Europe that makes it an idyllic destination choice. I love to create journeys for others that come as close to living as a local as possible and am always on the hunt for undiscovered coves and the best European beaches.
I have always been a keen traveler and was lucky enough to go to some pretty impressive places while I was growing up. I think that because Europe is so close it is often overlooked as an amazing vacation destination with so many different options on offer. A city break to Rome or Barcelona can be a fantastic weekend away. An exhilarating trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights is incredible too. While for a relaxed beach vacation, there is the beauty of the Greek Island of Mykonos… what more could you want?!
Europe has so many different countries to explore and is so easily accessible, both in travel time and for families or adventurous couples. It’s the perfect destination for me to sell, having always been a lover of languages and cultural nuances – I’m spoiled for choice with just one continent! I love the Italians – so unique and vivacious; the lifestyle in Spain with siestas and late night shopping; and Crete for its stunning color palette of turquoise seas, olive groves and whitewashed villas with bright blue shutters.
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