Lisa Pagotto Profile shotWith her mother finding out she was pregnant whilst travelling through Egypt, Lisa had caught the travel bug before she was even born.

Travelling domestically and internationally from a young age with her family, living out a bag is nothing new for this jetsetter.

From the age of eight, Lisa dreamed of travelling the world and sharing her stories with others, wanting them to experience what she had from such a young age.

Having explored many of the South Pacific Islands, as well as Bali and Malaysia when she was 18, at the age of 21, Lisa set off on her first long haul overseas stint.

A year of backpacking through Tunisia, participating in a mock wedding in Morocco, discovering the jewels of Western and Eastern Europe, lazing on a felucca in Egypt, eating way too much baklava in Turkey and serving as a bar maid in a small village in rural UK, before living with a local family whilst studying Italian in the romantic city of Florence.

On returning home, it wasn’t long before the itchy feet needed a scratch again and off she went for round two – this time for two years.

Travelling to the Rockies in Canada, Las Vegas, Iceland to see the Northern lights, travelling independently and mixing with the locals through a vast region of the Middle East.

Sleeping on roof tops in Jerusalem, celebrating a White Christmas in the Bavarian Alps, spotting tigers in the wilds of India, throwing a tomato or two at La Tomatina, clanking steins at Oktoberfest, exploring the mystical Baltic’s and finishing off with an amazing two month overland trip through Africa, trekking with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and jumping out of a plane in Namibia!

Trekking in the Kingdom of Bhutan, staying in a local home with the hill-tribe minority groups in Sapa, Vietnam, hiking the unrestored ‘Wild Wall’ in China and diving on WWII shipwrecks in the Solomon Islands…

The list continues, as Lisa edges towards 100 countries (and counting) on her travels as she aims to visit every country in the world.

Professionally, Lisa’s background is within the travel and tourism industry.

Having lived and breathed the industry since 2003 and excelling in all facets of the industry from product development, price contracting and negotiations, heading up several sales and marketing teams nationally as well as creating and establishing a touring brand for another company.

Lisa’s genre of travel is focused on the more unique, remote, lesser known and untouched destinations as well as looking for fresh ways to explore old haunts.

Adventure and experiential travel is close to Lisa’s heart as she believes to truly experience a destination, you must be completely immersed in it and live like the locals do.

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