Southeast Asia Specialist
From a very early age Kerris has travelled extensively. Born into a family with wanderlust in their blood, her father, a commercial airline pilot, and mother, an airline stewardess, both had long careers with international airline carriers. During her childhood she experienced first-hand what luxury travel was all about, staying in some of the world’s best hotels, eating exotic cuisine and learning about curious and inspirational cultures. These formative years exploring the globe changed her outlook on life and led to her determination to find a career where she could share her knowledge and experiences. After school she embarked on a 6-month tour of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand (which she completely fell in love with) satisfying her more adventurous ambitions of bungee jumping, sky diving and black water rafting - all terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure!
After completing her degree in Sociology at the University of Leeds, Kerris was determined to get back to travel and spent 2 years working as a First and Business Class airline stewardess for Qantas, delivering a high-class customer service whilst travelling through many time zones. She was delighted when the opportunity came to land her dream job at Ampersand Travel as Southeast Asia Specialist, and now she draws on her experiences to weave in those special, memorable and life changing moments into her bespoke Southeast Asia itineraries.
Kerris has just returned from a rigorous 3-week research trip leaving no stone unturned as she travelled across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, ending in Bangkok. She already know Southeast Asia well, so this was the icing on the cake in terms of gaining the most up to date intelligence on the finest hotels and experiences on offer!
- 24 Hours in Luang Prabang, Laos
Wednesday 14 November, 2018
- Southeast Asia photo diary: Kerris' highlights
Monday 12 November, 2018
- Ampersand Loves: 10 Honeymoon Hotels To Discover
Thursday 09 August, 2018
- The Best Asian Travel Blogs to Follow in 2017
Tuesday 14 March, 2017
- Ampersand’s mini-guide to Laos
Wednesday 26 August, 2015
In comparison to its neighbours, Thailand has had a relatively peaceful history and has developed at a faster pace than the rest of Southeast Asia. However, it is the country's natural charms that enchant visitors, and the one that leaves the most lasting impression is the Thai people themselves. The majority of the population are Theravada Buddhists and for most...