Life before Swoop

Before Swoop, I worked for a decade planning custom luxury travel adventures. I’ve planned trips all over the world, including spectacular locations such as Greenland, Eastern Canada, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

I originally looked to pursue a career in Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology, and even participated in some field work excavating Mayan ruins in the remote jungles of Western Belize. During this time I realised that my favourite adventures often involved experiencing new cultures with their rich histories, savouring new and unique foods and meeting locals. It was then that I became hooked on travel, realising that I wanted to change direction and make this passion into my career.  

Why I love travelling

I have always had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the mountains. I have a love for all places barren and windswept, whether that be the highlands of Scotland, the outports of Newfoundland or the endless ice of Antarctica and Greenland. As a child, I was always fascinated by polar explorers, particularly early expeditions in search of the Northwest Passage. Exploring these remote locations as an adult allows me to personally connect with and better comprehend the wild adventures of some of these childhood heroes. 

Day to day at Swoop

I enjoy using my years of travel planning experience to help travellers find their perfect polar destination. What I love about Swoop is that we can offer a huge variety of polar experiences. Not being beholden or tied down to one particular ship or trip allows us the ability to match you with your perfect adventure. 

Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

With over 50 years of Antarctic experience between us, we can help guide you to exactly the right trip for you.