About Wildside Travel

ANDREA LIVINGSTON

Owner of WILDSIDE TRAVEL.  
I have worked in the travel Industry now for 21 years.  The last 15 of those have been in the Adventure Travel arena and escorting over 32 tours, the majority being WILDSIDE TRAVEL creations.

WILDSIDE TRAVEL was founded in 2006 as a boredom-buster for me to write and escort my own itineraries.  In 2010
I went solo and became a Broker with my own unique brand.    Wildside was synonymous with the development of Cycle touring in Samoa – offering the very first and very successful 15 days tours over a 4 year period.  Cycling is now a ‘must-do’ activity for visitors to Samoa.  From this initiative came Event Travel Packages to the Samoa Seas Swim Series, Rarotonga Road Race, Niue Bike Rally, Rarotonga Triathlon, Road Tour of Samoa and recently the Vietnam Mountain Marathon for 'ultra' runners. So the focus is very much ‘Active Holidays for Active people’ and combining holidays with achievements.

I'm a little unconventional, and  much prefer to be gallivanting outdoors given half a chance. I enjoy Road Cycling, Mountain biking, pool or sea swimming, Kayaking, running trails and hiking the alps.    Mildly competitive and always hopeful, this path has led to Adventure Racing, Multisport, Duathlon, Triathlon and Cycle Racing.     Living in the Tasman Region these opportunities are endless and given this sort of background and experience, I have managed to attract a range of New Zealand’s elite Multisporters and Adventure Racers.    These racers are travelling 3 or 4 times a year to high-profile races around the world.  It is imperative I understand their racing needs when they travel and keep a tab on their next move should anything go astray.  Offering Travel Services to these people is an absolute joy, and I struggle to call it work.

Aside from Wildside initiated tours, I like to keep my support going for a range of select holidays I think offer magical travel experiences, not necessarily huge physical challenges, but a uniqueness that can excite further adventures and like journeys. I am particularly fond of the featured Over 50’s Walking holidays in the USA, Sail & Cycle programs in Croatia, Grass Roots touring in Cuba, Bike and paddle options throughout South East Asia, Cycling the back-country of Africa, Madagascar, and Fiji or Mountain biking in North America.  You will find many of these featured on my site.

Having lived and worked on many foreign shores… I have slightly diverse tastes, can be a bit wacky and like nothing more than sharing this all with you!   I hope one day you can join me for some 'travel less ordinary' and unique like-minded experiences.

Go on, take a trip on the Wildside, you'll be glad you did!

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PO Box 215
Motueka 7120
0800 874 748
(03) 528 1330

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