Owner of WILDSIDE TRAVEL.
I have worked as a Travel Agent in the Retail Travel Industry now for 24 years. The last 18 of those have been in the Adventure Travel arena in both the office and escorting over 40 tours, the majority being WILDSIDE TRAVEL creations.
WILDSIDE TRAVEL was founded in 2006 as a boredom-buster for me to develop and escort my
own travel itineraries. In 2010
I went solo and
became a Travel Broker with my own unique brand. My first endeavour was the development of Guided Cycle touring in Samoa – offering the very
first and very successful 15 day cycle tours over a 4 year period. Cycling is now a very established 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 all of which have a fantastic following from Kiwis and Aussies alike.
focus is very much ‘Active Holidays for Active people’ and combining holidays
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.
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 can often find these featured on my site.
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.