Andy grew up in Northumberland and developed a love of the outdoors and adventure at a young age. After studying in Sheffield, Andy returned to his native North East, spending many years combining his love of travel and sport, working as a travel expert for a small company organising golf holidays around the world.
Following a period working in the charitable sector, Andy is delighted to have returned to the travel industry, as a member of our sales team at Activities Abroad.
Travelling into the glorious fresh air of the Catalan Pyrenees, Andy had the chance to sample many of the activities that our families experience on this holiday. Favourites are hard to pinpoint but surprisingly for someone that is somewhat wary of heights, the canyoning comes high on the list. Credit must go to the guides who help make even the wariest feel comfortable and he can now proudly say he has abseiled a 40m waterfall. The river-based activities spent on the beautiful Noguera Palleresa River were also tremendous fun - if a little wet. It turned out that navigating white-water in an open kayak is not only hugely entertaining but also rather challenging.
If Andy had to give one favourite travel experience it would undoubtedly be a magical morning spent overlooking the Crocodile River at The Kruger National Park as a huge herd of elephants came down to drink, splash and, in the case of the little ones, throw mud at each other as the sun rose over the South African bushveld.
With a passion for all things active, Andy enjoys running, playing football and golf, hiking in the mountains, cycling and when he’s feeling brave surfing in the North Sea. Having also tried kayaking, climbing, caving and snorkelling whilst on holiday, he’s excited by the prospect of sampling some more of Activities Abroad holidays. Andy is especially looking forward to the opportunity to visit Finland with his 3-year-old daughter and for her to meet Father Christmas once she’s old enough.
- Travelling by hovercraft across the frozen Bothnian Sea at Brändön Lodge, Swedish Lapland
- Kayaking and white-water rafting in the Spanish Pyrenees
- Meeting adorable husky pups in Northern Norway
- Seeing majestic wild animals in their natural environment in South Africa