Amy

Amy is one of the Marketeers of Team Select - one of her main roles is blogger-in-chief, but she also looks after the Select Travel Holidays website, and is also responsible for much of the content on our dedicated cruise site, Cruise Select. She's been a full-time member of Team Select since 2015, but as a teenager, she was always on hand to help with labelling and stuffing mailshots. She's been cruising since a child, and has a particular love for small-ship cruises.

Although Amy studied Modern History and Politics, and went on to study law and had a job working in Wills and Probate, Amy soon felt that law was not where her heart lay. The third generation of her family in travel, Amy followed in her mum, Rachel's, footsteps, and joined Select Travel Holidays. As a child, she had always wanted to be a writer, and now she can combine this dream with a passion for travel, as she blogs, writes articles for our Select magazine, and details holidays on our websites.

As Amy researches holidays to add to the Select Travel Holidays site, her own personal bucketlist gets ever longer. Top on her list of places she wants to visit include Burma, Antarctica, and Namibia, but she's already been lucky enough to tick off Machu Picchu and Peru for her birthday with G Adventures. After her recent first trip to Asia, exploring Saigon in Vietnam and Cambodia, she's completely fallen in love with Asia and can't wait to go back. Luckily for Amy, she's since discovered India's iconic Golden Triangle on a small group tour with Intrepid in February 2018, and even explored more of Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, and Hoi An, and a Mekong river cruise from Phnom Penh over to the Vietnamese side). Being an avid foodie and historian, she loves experiencing different cuisines and learning about other cultures. She's an advocate of small group touring having experienced the benefits herself with Insider Journeys, G Adventures, Intrepid and Back-Roads Touring.

Amy's travel diaries and reviews
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Adventures Across Vietnam: Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An
Team Select's own Mother and Daughter Duo, Rachel and Amy, were recently in Vietnam exploring some of Vietnam's most popular cities, Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An, immersing themselves with small group (or private group) tours with Urban Adventures. Read Amy's blog to find out more...
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Come for the Taj, Stay for India's Intoxicating Magic
Read about Amy's epic small group tour of India's iconic Golden Triangle with Intrepid Travel, how she fell in love with this enchanting country, and her thoughts on adventure travel
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Amy's Inca Journey: Jungle Fever in Deepest, Darkest Peru
​​As Amy shares the final part of her mini-blog trilogy following her epic 10-day tour of Peru with G Adventures, read to find out about her Amazonian wildlife adventures, her private tour of Lima, and her thoughts of her Inca Journey
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Amy's Inca Journey: The Trail to Machu Picchu
Amy recently visited South America for the first time, exploring Peru with G Adventures on the ten-day Inca Journey tour. This was a trip of a lifetime, packed full of incredible experiences, which are documented in this mini blog series. Read this blog to find out more about Amy's time in the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail to iconic Machu Picchu
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Amy's Inca Journey: Peruvian Culinary Secrets
Amy shares her recent experiences of her ten-day Inca Journey tour with G Adventures in Peru in this mini blog series - follow her Peruvian culinary discovery with Best Bite Peru, a local tour company supported by G Adventures, her adventure through the Sacred Valley meeting a women's weaving cooperative and exploring Inca ruins, hiking the Inca Trail on her birthday to iconic Machu Picchu, and searching for monkeys, caimans and macaws in the Amazon
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Why you should consider an Urban Adventure
Are you perhaps looking for a tour or excursion with a difference? Do you prefer to explore in smaller, more intimate groups, go off the usual tourist track, and get insight from a local? That's what Select Travel Holidays' Amy was looking for on her own recent holiday with a friend, and so she booked a couple tours with Urban Adventures (part of Intrepid Travel) - and here's what she thought...
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Indulging in Italy's Scenic Back Roads
​​Amy has recently experienced many of Italy's highlights and lesser-known treasures on a small group tour with Back-Roads Touring - here's what she thought of her experience...
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New York, New York: A Week in the Big City
Read about Amy's experiences and tips for enjoying a week in New York, from visiting the city's iconic landmarks to navigating the subway, and enjoying drinks in fun, themed bars
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Saigon and Cambodia with Insider Journeys: Part Four, Coastal Serenity
In part four of Amy's blog series on her trip to Saigon and Cambodia with Insider Journeys, Amy heads to the coastal town of Kep to discover one of Cambodia's best-kept secrets and indulge in a taste of 'barefoot luxury'.
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Saigon and Cambodia with Insider Journeys: Part Three, the mighty Mekong in style
In part 3 of her blog series, read about the sights and experiences Amy enjoyed as she cruised along the mighty Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers aboard the Jahan on her Insider Journeys trip to Vietnam and Cambodia
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Saigon and Cambodia with Insider Journeys: Part Two, Iconic Angkor
Exploring the iconic temples of Angkor was one of the highlights of Amy's trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with Insider Journeys - read the second part of her blog series to find out what made it so special
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Saigon and Cambodia with Insider Journeys: Part One, Motorbikes and Pho
Amy enjoyed the trip of a lifetime with her first visit to Asia, visiting Saigon and Cambodia - read all about her experiences in Saigon with Insider Journeys on the first part of her blog series!
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A Cycladic Sailing Epic: Athens to Mykonos with G Adventures
Amy recently joined G Adventures on a sailing trip in the Aegean from Athens to Mykonos, experiencing a small group sailing adventure in the Cyclades. Read all about her experience on our blog!
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Why We 'Heart-igruten' Hurtigruten
Amy and Rachel recently spent a weekend onboard Hurtigruten’s newly refurbished Kong Harald, one of the eleven ships which regularly charts the Norwegian coastline. After two nights onboard, they were both truly impressed. Find out why Amy and Rachel ‘heart-igruten’ Hurtigruten…
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A Truly Unique Ship: Hebridean Princess
​​​Amy was recently lucky enough to experience three nights onboard the unique Hebridean Princess, the world's smallest luxury ship, sailing from Greenock to Campbeltown - here's her review...
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Harleys, Sundowners and Safari in South Africa
Rachel and Amy recently enjoyed a short six night cruise onboard Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca around South Africa from Cape Town to Durban, enjoying two nights at Cape Town. During their time in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, they experienced some fantastic adventures ashore...