My passion for travel really began when my Dad told me about his travels when he was my age. Hearing his stories and those of others who came back from holiday really made me envious! At that point it didn't matter if it was to Australia or UK I just wanted to travel, little did I know that once I got the travel bug it was here to stay!
After graduating it appeared jobs in the Travel Industry were hard to come by, but just a year after I completed high school I was lucky enough to have the chance to pursue this as a career. I have been in the industry for 5 years now and have travelled to Australia, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Americas. I have so many more destinations that I would like to visit, such as South America, the UK and Europe but it seems as though there aren't enough weeks in the year to get to them all. My ultimate dream and bucket list destinations are the Greek Islands and an African Safari - who wouldn't love that!
Come on down and speak to myself or one of the team at My Travel Broker Timaru where we can start planning your next adventure - there is no time like the present so why put off until tomorrow what you can do today!
A love of history, art and food combined with a curious mind led me to the world of travel. An avid reader, I devoured books on subjects as varied as Roman architecture, Moroccan cooking and the biographies of Gengis Khan, Alexander the Great and the Pharaohs of Egypt. A year of travel took me on an odyssey to all the places I had read about for so long and I joined the ranks of those fortunate enough to live out their dream of visiting far-flung lands.
I have managed and owned my own café and retail business but more recently I have been managing Maree Hynes Interiors following another passion; creating beautiful spaces. People are the driving force behind all I do, with a desire to share in the realisation of long-held dreams. Growing up in Timaru I have the utmost respect for my good fortune to be part of a supportive community and to have met and worked with many great people.
Having our daughter, Dani at a young age kept my husband, Barry, and I grounded but travelling later in life has its merits. Driving a camper across Morocco, walking the Lycian Way in Turkey and picking olives in Italy are just some of the adventures we have enjoyed as well as exploring the outdoors in New Zealand.