I took a year off between school and university to travel. I ended up taking several more 'years off ' after leaving university to travel and work abroad, culminating in starting work as a trainee travel consultant in the late 1980's. As soon as I started this job, all of my anxiety about career direction evaporated as I realised that it was possible to work in an industry that I was passionate about. There is more about my background and the Travel Nation story here.
1981 – 1984 Smattering of politics, sociology and philosophy at the University of East Anglia in the days when the state paid your tuition fees, living expenses, rent and train fare home each holiday.
18 months at STA Travel way back in the 1980's when we used to book flights by calling the airline! 10 years at Bridge the World in London as the manager. Founded Travel Nation in 2001.