One trip to India with her dad in her first year at University and she was hooked. A bombardment of diverse cultures, foods, and smells coming at her all at once. After that, Nicola never missed an opportunity to tag along with travelling friends, or creating her own adventure. She completed Tourism Marketing Management at BCIT, and then spent several years working in the service industry to fund her journeys around the world.
For five years she worked as a travel agent and led incentive group trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Her hunger to continue experiencing diverse destinations is what led her to leave the travel agency and partner with Keri at Finisterra.
Nicola’s adventures have led her to every corner of the globe. She’s been to nearly 60 countries and has stepped foot on all 7 continents. Her adventures have involved many incredible experiences, including cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa, skydiving over the sand dunes in Namibia, bungee jumping over Victoria Falls, conquering the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, and journeying the Trans-Siberian Railway from St. Petersburg to Beijing, through Russia and Mongolia. Nicola is constantly adding ideas to her ever-growing bucket list, which seems to get bigger the more she travels. Though Nicola doesn’t have a favourite country, she’s particularly fond of Iceland, Guatemala, Thailand, Laos, Nepal, and Portugal.