I've been a teacher for the last 34 years but gave up working full time to go back-packing around the world for six months with my husband. We visited India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand and had a fabulous adventure. I was appointed by Great Rail Journeys in 2008 and I now work as a Tour Manager and manage to fit in supply teaching between tours. I love meeting people, visiting new and exciting places and being able to make sure that people have an unforgettable holiday experience. I feel very lucky to have been selected and I have two jobs that I really enjoy.
My favourite rail journey is through the Rhine Gorge, which I find truly amazing. I love the fairytale castles along the river.
My favourite tours are any of the cruises on board the Seine cruise ship Anacoluthe. The scenery is superb, but the main reason for it being my favourite is because the food is so amazing and the team on board make it really special for everyone.
It's so beautiful there on Lake Geneva, with the mountains reflected in the water.
Wear comfortable shoes, especially on travel days; I found this out by bitter experience!