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TRAVEL DESIGNER

LAURA WATSON

Spending much of her childhood on the Norfolk and Suffolk coasts, outdoor adventures and aquatic pursuits have always been at the forefront of Laura’s mind. Her annual visits to see family in Jamaica exposed her to exotic destinations and vibrant cultures from a young age, igniting her love of travel.

During a six-month adventure across Australia and southeast Asia, Laura learnt to scuba dive and was instantly enthralled by the underwater world. While studying History and English Literature at Oxford Brookes, she spent her university holidays traveling across various parts of Asia in order to satisfy her diving passion. After graduating, she headed to Costa Rica’s pacific coast for four months to qualify as a Padi Divemaster, guiding clients through the wondrous habitats of turtles, sting rays and bull sharks.

Returning to the UK, Laura joined Pelorus in the summer of 2022 as a Travel Intern before then becoming a Travel Designer.

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Number one unforgettable travel experience?

Surfacing from a dive in Sri Lanka to be told that there were blue whales cruising around further out to sea. Trundling along in a tiny wooden boat next to these colossal creatures was truly humbling. Words cannot describe their gargantuan size or mesmerizing grace.

Top of your travel bucket list?

There is a national park in central China called Zhangjiajie which boasts hundreds of towering quartzite-sandstone pillars. It looks incredible and I believe it was featured in the film Avatar. If not China, then I would love to see the gorillas in Rwanda.

Who is your ultimate travel partner?

Paul Nicklen would be amazing to travel with. A celebrated photographer and marine biologist, hearing his stories of close wildlife encounters and his knowledge of the environment would be fascinating. Plus, its always handy to have a professional photographer close by to get some great travel pics.