Maddie's experience in luxury travel stretches back over seven years, during which time she has visited well over 30 countries. Citing the Kirkenes Snowhotel and Malangen Resort, both in northern Norway, as two of her favourites, Maddie has become an authority on luxury Scandinavia holidays. Maddie is well travelled across Scandinavia as a whole, seen the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, and has also visited Finnish Lapland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
Outside of Scandinavia, Maddie has extensive experience of both Western and Eastern Europe, clocking up months of travel through both regions and countless countries. Her warm climate favourites include the island of Crete, Italy’s Sardinia and Hilkadiki on the Greek peninsula. Maddie has also worked in Australia, travelled in New Zealand, Bali, Nepal, Macau, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania and lived in Canada for six months.
A rich heritage and outstanding landscapes compete for your attention during holidays in Europe. With more countries than Asia crammed into a relatively compact space, for tailor made holidays Europe is unmatched.
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