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My Travel CV

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This CV outlines my travels experience to date and is aimed at prospective employers, to highlight my experience and knowledge and my commitment to travel and the outdoor life.

Travelling mainly independently, I have now visited 98 counties and spent almost a third of my adult life abroad. I have also trekked and climbed in most of the great mountain regions and visited many of the worlds great cultural sights.

Numbers in brackets (97, 08 etc) indicate trip dates. To obtain a conventional employment based CV contact me via the ‘About will’ page. 

The Big Trips

South East Asia. September 09 – December 09

Malaysia Kuala Lumapur, Georgetown. Thailand Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Ko Samet, Ko Samui, Krabi, Trang, Ko Hai, Ko Phi Phi. Vietnam Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu. Laos Don Khone, Pakse, Attapeu, Muang Ngoi, Luang Prabang, Mekong River.

The Americas, Southern Africa and India/Nepal.   April 2005 – April 2007

Canada  Vancouver. USA Seattle, Mt Olympus & Mt Rainier National Parks, Mt St Helens, San Diego. Mexico Ensenada, Mazatlan, Durango, Zacatecas, San Miguel d.a., Queretaro, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Zipolete, San Cristobel, Palenque, Merida, Chichen Itaz, Tulum. Berlize Berlize City, Caye Caulker, Crooked Tree, San Ignacio. Guatemala Flores, Antigua (Language School), Lake Atitlan. Honduras Copan. El Salvador Santa Anna, Suchitoto. Nicaragua Leon, Granada, Isla de Ometepe, San Juan. Costa Rica Liberia, Samara, Santa Elena, La Fortuna, San Jose. Panama Boquete, Bocas del Toro, Panama City. Colombia Medellin, Salento, Parque National de Los Nevados, Cali, Popayan, San Agustin. Ecuador Otavalo, Quito, Chucchilan, The Galapagos Islands (Three weeks travelling independently), Banos, Robamba, Guayaquil. Peru Mancora, Chiclayo, Huaraz, Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia La Paz, Potosi, Sucre, Salar de Uyuni, Coroico, Rurrenabaque & Rio Yacuma. Brazil Porto Velho, Manaus (via the Rio Madeira), Brasilia, Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls. Paraguay Asuncion, Encarnacion. Uruguay Colonia, Montevideo, Frey Bentos. Argentina Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, San Rafael. Chile Santiago. South Africa Pretoria, Jo’berg, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, East London, Hogsback, Cape Town, Orange River. Nambia Fish River Canyon, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park. Botswana Okavanga Delta, Chobe National Park. Zimbabwe Victoria Falls, Hawange National Park. Zambia Livingstone, Lusaka. Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar. India Goa, Mumbai, Ajanta Caves, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra, Delhi, Calcutta. Nepal Pokhara, Annapurna Region, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu. 

Asia, Australasia and Russia.   April 1994 – April 1998

Poland Krakow, Warsaw Belarus (via train). Russia Moscow, Trans Siberian Railway, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal. Mongolia Ulan Bator. China Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangsi River, Wuhan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijing, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tengchong, Kashgar, Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Golmud, Lhasa. Hong Kong Lived and worked in the city for fourteen months. Vietnam Sapa, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Min City. Cambodia Phnom Penh, Siem Reap,Sihanoukville. Thailand Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Surat Thani, Kanchanaburi, Mae Sot, Ko Samui, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Chang, Ayutthaya, Pai. Laos Vietiane, Luang Prabang, Phonsavanh. Burma Rangoon, Mandalay, Maymyo, Pagan, Moulmein, Inle Lake. Philippines Manila, Mindoro, Boracay, Panay, Luzon, Santiago, Mayon, Leyte.Malaysia Georgetown, Cameroon Highlands, Kualar Lumpur, Kota Bahur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Malacca. Brunei. Singapore. Indonesia Medan, Bukit Lawang, Lake Toba, Bukittinggi, Bali, Yogyakarta, Solo, Cemoro Lawang, Lombok, Gili Islands. Australia Sydney, Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Townsville, Tully (worked for two months), Brisbane, Byron Bay. New Zealand Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Murchison, Franz Josef Glacier, Te Anau, Dunedin, Christchurch, Arthurs Pass National Park, New Plymouth, National Park (Tongarino) Bangladesh Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, India Darjeeling, Calcutta, Varanasi, Lucknow, Cawnpore (Indian Mutiny sites), Orchha, Khajuraho, Dehli, Manali, Dharmsala, Amritsa, Mumbai, Poona, Goa, Hampi, Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Kovallum, Trivandrum, Madurai, Trichy, Pondicherry, Mamallapuran, Madras, Puri  Pakistan Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Chitral, Kalash valleys, Muree, Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Bartit Valley, Karimabad, Minapin, Passu. Nepal Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna Region, Chitwan National Park. Sri Lanka Columbo, Kandy, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Annuradhapura, Unawatuna.

 

Other Travels

Albania Tirane, Durres, Elbasan(88)

Argentina Buenos Aires, El Calafete, El Chalten, Trelew, Peninsula Valdes (01)

Belgium Ardennes Region (03)

Cuba Havana, Vinales, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad (03)

Egypt Cairo, Alexandria, Lukor, Aswan(87) (90)

Estonia Tallin (93)

Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gonder, Lalibela, Abiata National Park (03)

France Paris (83)(87)(08), Champagne, Rouen (85), Bayeux, and the Normandy, Somme and  Arras battlefields (03) Nice (09)

Gambia/Senegal Banjul, Toubakouta, Kaolack, Soma, Tendaba (02)

Germany Innumerable visits since 1976.

Greece  Crete (most years since 88), Athens (05)

Holland Amsterdam, Deventer, Breda (84,85)

Hungary Budapest (93)

India  Dehli, Agra, Jaipur, Simila. (89)

Ireland/NI Dublin, Waterford, Wexford, Cork, Dingle, Limerick, (83) Bushmills, London/Derry (02)

Italy  Venice (02) Tuscany (03) Rome (87) (04)

Latvia/Lithuania Riga, Vilnius(08)

Morocco Tanger, Rabat, Marrakech, Azrou, Fez (88)

Poland Poznan (92)

Portugal Lisbon, Oporto  (98)

South Africa KwaZulu Natal, Durban, Umfolezi National Park, Anglo Zulu and Boer War battlefield sites, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg (99) Cape Town, Stellenbousch, The Garden route, Addo National Park(09)

Spain Madrid (01) Barcleona (02) Andalucia (07,08)

Switzerland Innumerable visits since 1976.

Syria/Jordan/Lebanon Aleppo, Hama, Damascus, Beirut, Amman, Dead Sea, Petra (00)

Tunisia  Hammamet, Tunis, (08)

USA/Canada  Boston, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Chicago, Wisconsin, Great Lakes, Adirondack Park (NY), New England (92)

Uzbekistan Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva (93)

Business Travel

Lonely Planet Travel Guides. Sales Manager - Europe, Middle East and Africa. August 2001 – February 2005

Travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East spending a quarter of the year abroad. Germany Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koln, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Holland Amsterdam, Weesp, Den Haag Switzerland Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Fribourg, Olten.  Scandinavia Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gavle, Oslo, Helsinki, Belgium Brussels, Ghent, Tielt Italy Turin, Milan, Modena, Bologna, Spain Madrid, Barcelona, France Paris, Estonia Tallin, Czech Republic Prague, Hungary Budapest, Greece Athens, UAE Dubai, Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Onslow Books Limited. Export Sales Manager.  April 1998 – August 2001

Spent a third of the year travelling on business to  Germany Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koln, Stuttgart, Munich, Darmstadt, Freiburg, Austria Vienna, Switzerland Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern, Zurich, Basel, Olten, Belgium Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk, Ghent, Holland  Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht Slovenia Ljubljana, Greece Athens Cyprus.

Harper Collins Publishers – London. Export Sales Manager. July 1990 – April 1994

Spent a third of the year travelling on business to Denmark Copenhagen, Sweden Malmo, Lund, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Uppsala Norway Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Iceland Reykjavik Germany Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koln, Stuttgart, Munich, Darmstadt, Freiburg,  Austria Vienna, Malta

Early Travels

The Sudan. July 1982 – April 1983, July 1986 – April 1987

Worked as an English Language Teacher in Ed Damazine, Blue Nile Province. As an employee of the Sudanese government I taught in the Boys and Girls Higher Secondary School, living under local conditions and on local pay. I also had to arrange my own accommodation and transport. During vacations I travelled throughout the Sudan, Khartoum, Port Sudan, Kassala, Suakin, Atbara, Shendi, Meroe, Wad Madani, Kosti, and the Ingessana Hills.

Europe. July – August 1976

Hitched hiked from Britain through the Belgium and Germany to Czechoslovakia, then to Austria, through Yugoslavia, with a side trip to Romania, then through Bulgaria to Istanbul. I then travelled down to Athens, through the Peloponnese, then north to Corfu. I took a ferry to Italy and travelled up to San Marino and Venice via Naples and Rome, then across the country to the South of France and Monaco. I re-entered Italy, travelling though the Lakes region into Switzerland. From Geneva I travelled through Eastern France back to the Channel Ports and home.

Europe. July – August 1975

After a period working on a Swiss Farm, I hitched hiked through Switzerland, Austria and through Germany up the Necker, Rhine and Mosel Valleys to Luxembourg. I travelled up through Belgium and Holland to Amsterdam, before crossing the north of Belgium and back to the Channel Ports and home.

Travel Writing

I have built up a portfolio of well reviewed travel articles which can be found on:

http://journals.worldnomads.com/will

Contributor to and extensively quoted in the ‘Career Break Book’ published by Lonely Planet

Written updates for numerous guide books, including Lonely Planet Crete (Trekking in the White Mountain region), Lonely Planet Bangladesh, Rough Guide Crete and South Africa, Footprint South American Handbook, Footprint Pakistan and Footprint Laos.

Lectured at the ‘DT Travel Show’ in 2002 on ‘Volcano climbing in Asia and New Zealand’

Other information

Elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1992.

Highly experienced trekker, hill walker and Orienteer. Extensive trekking experience throughout the world. View my Trekking notes here

Well read in modern Travel Literature. Interested in Cartography and Natural History, particularly Ornithology and Geology.

Knowledge of German and Spanish.

Touch Typist. Computer literate, extensive experience of using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and the Internet..

 

 

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