Katrina Port: Operations Specialist
Areas of expertise: Making customers happy
I grew up on a croft in the remote West Coast of the Scottish Highlands and developed a love for the mountains, sea and photography from a young age. I can thank my dad for dragging me up Munros since I could walk - because now I do it for fun and can't get enough of the outdoors.
While studying psychology at Glasgow Uni I took advantage of the long summers to travel and my eyes were opened to other cultures, particularly while volunteering in Malawi at 18. The food, the kindness of the people and the African night sky from the top of Mulanje stuck with me and sparked a curiosity for more off the beaten track places. After graduating I set out on a longer adventure and spent the next 17 months working and backpacking around New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia.
I worked in vineyards and orchards and felt inspired by the people I met all on their own interesting journeys. I completely fell in love with New Zealand, it's tree ferns and exotic landscape that was made for great road-trips, but also the more minimalist backpacker lifestyle. What was there not to love about a place where sleeping in the back of the car, having no set plan and spending every night in wild and unique places around both islands was completely the norm. Since returning home (and no longer living in the back of a 1997 station-wagon) I have discovered magical places closer to home such as the far north of Scotland and Sachsische Schweiz in East Germany.
My current travel goals are to explore the Azores, Mongolia, Nepal and one day Patagonia. I would also love to cycle the Outer Hebrides!