Rachel Lawrie, a destination and adventure specialist at Macs Adventure

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Meet the Team Thursday – Rachel

9 Feb , 2017  

Tell us a bit about what you do at Macs Adventure.

I’m a Destination & Adventure Specialist for Europe, particularly our Mediterranean trips in beautiful, sunny places.

Could you tell us a bit about the best adventure you have been on, what made it special?

That’s a toughie! In terms of “wow I’ve never seen anything like this before,” that would be the view from Machu Picchu or seeing the ancient city of Petra –they were both spectacular. In terms of “oh my God I’ve no idea what’s going to happen next” was when I went to live in Tver in Russia.

Rachel doing a handstand outside the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

Handstands outside the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as you do.

What do you enjoy about working at Macs Adventure?

There’s a great atmosphere in the office and you’re always busy which is great!

How do you recharge after a busy week?

Eating too much Chinese food.

Coast or mountains?

That’s so difficult! I like lakes that are up mountains. If I really, really had to choose though, I’d have to say coast. Maybe.

Rachel at Morskie Oko lake in Poland.

At Morskie Oko lake in Poland’s Tatra mountains.

What was the last book you read or film you watched?

The last book I read (the whole way through) was Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. The last film I watched was The Lego Movie…

Do you have a favourite place in Scotland or somewhere you’d recommend to a first time visitor?

I’d recommend just going for a long drive, you will stumble across some amazing views!

If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?

To be able to walk straight through people who are walking slowly in front of me.

Rachel swimming in the natural pool of La Maceta on El Hierro.

Swimming in La Maceta on El Hierro.

Do you have any phobias?


Everyone has a film they’ve watched multiple times, what’s yours?

I watch the same films over and over again. But Forrest Gump is the winner by far, I can recite it.

Cake or biscuit?

Cookies are my weakness.

If you could be any animal what would it be?

Probably some sort of flying squirrel.

Rachel in Haute-Savoie, France.

Rachel in Haute-Savoie, France.

What Macs Adventure tour is top of your bucket list?

Nepal, Vietnam and Japan are places I’ve always wanted to visit so any of the trails there.


Having graduated in 2015 I joined the team here at Macs Adventure in May 2016. I split my time between spreading the word about our range of fantastic walking and cycling tours, building my knowledge of digital marketing and deciding where to travel next...