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Name: Hollie Brooks
Hometown: Exeter, Devon. Currently living in Newbury, Berkshire.
Position: General Manager
Countries visited: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA.
Favorite place you’ve been and why: The Grand Canyon really took my breath away. I didn't envisage hiking into the canyon being so physically demanding but the heat and the altitude made it tough. As well seeing the Canyon from below, I also took a helicopter ride & saw it from above which was equally as breath taking. If it's not on your to-do list, add it.
Ideal next trip destination and why: Ecuador. I would love to learn to dive & explore the marine wildlife in this beautiful country.
Favorite BUNAC Program and why: Summer Camp USA because it's where I began my BUNAC journey many years ago! I worked at a summer camp for disadvantaged children from NYC as a lifeguard & progressed to Waterfront Director. I loved it so much that I ended up returning for 4 summers & now get so excited in June every year when we see off hundreds of new BUNACers on their life changing adventure!
What you love about BUNAC: I love that we change lives. I wouldn't be the person I am today if I hadn't worked abroad. The feedback we receive from participants & their parents once they return home really puts a smile on my face.
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I couldn’t live without traveling to at least 1 new place every year.
I’m embarrassed that I love West Highland Terriers. I used to be scared of dogs when I was younger but now I can't get enough of them!
A fun fact about me is that I love any type of water sport. Most recently, I went hydro speeding in the French Alps.
Inspired by Hollie's amazing travel adventures? Start your own today by contacting the BUNAC Team!