When did you decide to become a travel content creator?
During my travels in South East Asia, I wrote an online blog and shared my adventures on social media, building up an online audience. When I returned home, I realised I had carved out a new career, one that embodied my urge to see the world. I was soon partnering with tourism boards and agencies who took me around the world.
However, it wasn’t until I went to Sri Lanka that I realised something was missing from the content I was producing. I was once again in a country where I witnessed how the behaviours of the tourism community and lack of environmental education was affecting the natural beauty and biodiversity of these areas. I remember walking along railroad tracks surrounded by forestry and would find rubbish littered amongst the plants.
However, I also experienced the local people and organisations in Sri Lanka really advocating for nature, as I immersed myself in the Uduwalawe National Park and Sea Turtle programs working to conserve and restores species and their environments.