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Rachel Pennycook
Rachel Pennycook

Biography

Growing up in a well-travelled family, and having been away on many family holidays, exploring different countries and cultures comes naturally to Rachel. In fact, she has been fortunate enough to spend some time living in both the USA and Canada, much in line with many of her extended family who themselves live in different corners of the world – from South Africa to Singapore. 

During her university years, Rachel studied history and ancient history, fuelling her love for historical sites and museums. Some of her favourite travel experiences include watching the sunrise at Petra in Jordan, immersing herself in the history of Berlin with its Cold War past, and exploring ancient ruins, such as the Valley of the Temples in Sicily and Delphi in Greece.

When it comes to destinations, Rachel has a soft spot for the Mediterranean, with Italy, Croatia, and Greece being some of her top picks. She's also been captivated by the cuisine of Spain, the beauty of South Africa, the history of Jordan and Israel, and the many islands of Indonesia.

Specialist destinations

Europe

A hotbed of art, culture and creativity, with mesmerising landscapes and islands and beaches to rival the world's best, a holiday to Europe is hard to match. Explore the best of the continent with our experts, who'll be on hand to tailor-make your perfect European escape.

Tromso in summer Norway

Scandinavia & the Nordics

Scandinavia and Nordics are a showcase for high design, ancient tradition and natural wonders that change with the seasons. Explore it all on adventure-packed winter breaks and scenic summer self-drives.

Read Rachel’s latest articles

Costa Verde Express

Costa Verde Express: A journey through Spain

Wexas European specialist Rachel Pennycook looks back at her recent journey on the Costa Verde Express, as she travelled across the north of Spain from the famous city of Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in Basque Country.

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