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FRESH FACES: Aurora Expeditions BDM Anna Powell


Aurora Expeditions’ new business development manager ANNA POWELL is a big believer in her new company as well as this important motto...

 

Where is the last place you travelled and where are you going next? 

My last trip was to mainland Greece. Next trip is hopefully to Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords.

 

Besides your passport, what’s one thing you always take with you on your travels? 

My camera, to capture the memories! I’m a big believer in the travel motto ‘take only memories, leave only footprints’.

 

What excites you most about this role at Aurora? 

Well, besides the amazing destinations Aurora visits, the company is full of passionate, enthusiastic professionals who love to show people the world. 

I’m excited by the opportunity to play a part in giving people the means to have these once in a lifetime experiences in remote and exciting destinations such as Antarctica and the Arctic.

 

What makes a successful expedition cruise company?

The ability to safely allow people to push the boundaries of their comfort zones – taking people off the beaten track to exciting destinations and giving them experiences they can’t have anywhere else.

 

What’s one travel experience that really stands out? 

I have loved every place I’ve ever been so it’s hard to choose a stand out! 

One of the most magical moments I can recall was watching the sunrise at Wadi Rum in Jordan.

I wandered a short way from the Bedouin camp where we were staying and sat on a big rock to greet the sun – the landscape is quite startling and the only other living soles in sight were a wild camel and her baby who meandered past … I felt like nature was turning on this incredible show just for me!

 

What’s your top travel tip? 

Don’t sweat the small stuff! Half the fun of travelling is the things that aren’t planned – just roll with whatever happens and make the best of it. Often these are the things that make the coolest travel tales that you’ll be dining out on for years to come!

 

 

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Written by: Anna Powell as told to Traveltalk
Published: 12 January 2020


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