After working in the hospitality industry and studying Spanish and Latin American Studies at university as well as Tourism and Photography at college in Sydney, Sue discovered that she had no talent for languages but seriously itchy feet and a great passion for travel. In 2000, her desire for adventure led her to Southeast Asia and a small group adventure travel company. During the next 5 years Sue enjoyed life on the road as a nomadic tour leader, predominately in the Indochina region but also with stints in China, Mongolia, Russia, Nepal and India.
After hanging up her tour leading backpack Sue spent the next 12 years working in the travel industry based between Bangkok and Saigon and travelling extensively in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia. Sue’s highlights include trekking through Tiger Leaping Gorge in China, trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal, and exploring the beautiful hidden corners of Vietnam’s remote Ha Giang province.
A love of adventure, a natural curiosity about other cultures and a desire to explore new destinations continue to drive Sue. She finds that the most meaningful and treasured memories come from the unscripted encounters that occur along the way and the everyday people she meets while travelling.
Sue has walked the beautiful Le Puy Camino route through the medieval villages of rural France and Italy’s Via Francigena through Tuscany. Destinations on her wish list include Iceland, Cuba, Bhutan, and a return visit to Mongolia for a horseback riding adventure.