Catriona Griffin

Travel has always fascinated Cat and has been a big part of her life from an early age. Too many experiences to mention (some good and some bad!) but highlights would have to be a microlight flight over Victoria Falls, drinking manioc with an Amazonian tribe in Ecuador and sea kayaking in the Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Alaska sums up what inspires Cat - vast open spaces, mountains, amazing wildlife and fresh air. Her best travel advice would be always take a towel and watch out for Greek taxi drivers!

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

Heading south for the winter would normally mean lots of sun, a nice sandy beach and a chance to get a tan in January. But that depends on how far south you go. When I left a very cold and rainy London last December I had packed my thermals and woolly hat. There's no chance for sunbathing in Antarctica! I joined the Clipper Adventurer for our 20-dayAntarctica, Falklands and South Georgia (PSG) expedition.

In the footsteps of a Legend

Nepal, Kathmandu and Everest – a few names I became aware of early in life having spent my formative years on a certain little Southern Hemisphere island. Down there you learn about the mystical kingdom of Nepal even if you fail to pay attention at school! All thanks to one man – one unassuming Kiwi who made it to the top of the world and, more importantly, back down again in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary. He is even on the NZ$5 note.

About Catriona
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