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About Explore Meet the Team Flights Mel Budd

Mel Budd

Ticketing and Air Liaison Manager

My best holiday was a 4 month overland trip from Kenya down to Zimbabwe. I’d always dreamed of going to Africa and seeing the wildlife, so when I started working I started saving for my dream holiday. It was such an amazing experience, as well as the animals, people and scenery we camped every night under the stars and cooked our dinners on the open fire. Except one night when a Hyena decided to pick up the pot off the fire and run off with our dinner! Funnily enough he left the vegetarian option behind.

I’ve been very lucky since working at Explore to travel to many more countries, India, Iceland, Peru, Bolivia, Morocco, Vietnam, Slovenia and Canada. I do also enjoy the active tours as well and I’ve been on the Hiking in the Dolomites, On Foot in Northern Cyprus and Cycling in the Loire Valley tours.

Where to next? Namibia and Costa Rica are next on my list, here’s hoping.

Top Tip – Pack layers and don’t rush everywhere. Always take time out to sit and absorb the local life.

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