Alex is a rare breed, being born and raised in Alice Springs. Whilst many people consider Alice Springs to be in the middle of nowhere, we consider it to be in the middle of EVERYWHERE.
Having a father owning a travel agency means that travel is in her blood. It also meant her family holidays were a mixture of domestic and international destinations such as the Gold Coast, Indonesia, the USA, Malaysia, Japan and Thailand, just to name a few.
After completing high school, she jumped on a plane to the UK and began exploring on her own. After spending time studying in Southern France, she returned to Australia to complete her tertiary education in International Relations. Staying put didn't last long so as soon as she was finished, she jumped on a plane and ended up in Montreal for 11 months. From there, she returned to Paris where she worked as a travel professional for a number of years. Family reasons saw her return to her home town of Alice Springs a little over 5 years ago and when an opportunity to join the team at Alice Travel & Cruise, Alex jumped at the chance and has never looked back.
Alex has travelled extensively throughout Europe both on her own, with her family and a variety of tour companies including Top Deck, Contiki and Busabout. From a gondala ride in Venice to running with the bulls in Pamplona, there are not many places in Europe that she hasn't visited. She has also travelled to North America a couple of times where she spent her days lazing around and exploring Honolulu in Hawaii, experiencing the awesomeness of Disneyland and Universal studios and sampling the excitement of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon as well as aweing at the grandeur of Kennedy Space Station at Cape Canaveral.
Whilst Alex likes to get off the beaten track, she also likes her 5-star style of travel and was fortunate enough to travel from Amsterdam to Budapest on an APT river cruise which far exceeded all her expectations. She often still asks for her butler. She has also been spoilt on her trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe & Zambia last year, where she was lucky enough to journey on the renowned Blue Train, see the Big Five and come face to face with a hippopotamus.
This year, Alex ventured to India with Intrepid, a destination that has always been high on her bucket list since her visit to Sri Lanka. The country left her without words, no easy feat if you know our Alex. Whether it was visiting the Taj Mahal dressed in a traditional Saree to receiving a traditional Hindu blessing in Pushkar, the country captured her heart and is most certainly somewhere she will be heading back to.
Her next trip sees her off to explore the places left to visit in Europe such as Bosnia, Serbia, Montengero and Dracula's castle in Transylvania.
Countries visited include: France, Indonesia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Borneo and Algeria.