As summer drew to a close, we found ourselves with something of a change of guard here in Brighton with the departure of Tais and Natasha – both to pursue their dreams of teaching!. They have been replaced by Greta and Leesa and we also welcomed Victoria.
Leesa and Greta will be introduced in the next couple of months. For now though, we would like to introduce you to Victoria Flowedew, as she joins us as one of our travel consultants. Which is to say that she’s here to help design perfect trips to Spain and Latin America.
Originally from Guildford, Surrey, Victoria was bitten by the travel bug quite early in life. Already as a child her photographer mum took her sister and her out of school to see the world (with books and homework of course!).
At 11 she moved to Andalucia then to the Dominican Republic at 14 for a few years, then back to Spain until she was 18. After studying a foundation year in photography at UAL (University of the Arts London) she headed off to discover South America for six months.
In 2010, after spending most of her life globetrotting, she arrived in Brighton to study Geography at the University of Sussex. She has lived here since.
Besides travelling, Victoria’s passion is art and photography. Her first ever job was photographing weddings alongside her mother, taking the arty black and white shots while her mum did the traditional shots on her Bronica. If you’re a photography addict you should understand how exciting that can be!
Wildlife and conservation is also something that lies very close to Victoria’s heart and she hopes to dedicate her future travels to helping out in the sector by volunteering.
She’ll certainly be writing more about her travels here in the near future but in the meantime, here’s a tip from her previous travels.
‘Keeping a daily journal of your travels and experiences is a good exercise to make yourself reflect on the moment and appreciate tiny details that you might otherwise forget. I find that it gives me a sense of appreciation and gratitude.’
But before you go thinking that Victoria’s a gentle flower, she’s also a fairly devoted cross WHAT? biker. An intriguing mix of zen calm and petrol fumes…
Victoria is here on the end of the phone 01273 676 712 to answer your questions and create your best possible holidays. You can also contact her on victoria[@]pura-aventura.com .