Hi, I’m Olivia.
I’ve started this blog as a way to dive deeper into my passion for sustainability with a specific focus on tourism. Growing up, I always loved being surrounded by nature. It didn’t take long for me to combine the outdoors with a passion for travel and seeing new places. In high school I was voted ‘Most Likely to Stop Global Warming‘ – a task which I am sad to say I have yet to achieve.
After discovering a love of geography, the environment, and the planet during my childhood and into high school, at 18 I began my Bachelor’s Degree in Geography where while attending University I was further convinced of my love for research, writing, and generally learning new things.
My courses steered me in the direction of tourism and I was soon diving into the sociology of tourism, wine tourism, and tourism management. With a thirst for more knowledge, at 23, I began my Master’s Degree in Tourism Management.
Graduating a year later, at the ripe young age of 24 – I was ready to start my career in tourism. With my studies in destination development, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and leadership I set out to take the wine tourism world by storm. I managed a tasting room on Vancouver Island for 2 years, and eventually returned to my family business for 8 months developing new branding and overseeing the marketing.
At 26, I moved to New Zealand where I worked again in Wine Tourism, and was able to fully get the ‘living abroad bug’ out of my system. Throughout my travels, I have always been drawn to natural wonders and have always remained keenly aware of the fragile balance between tourism and the planet which hosts us all as travellers.
Back in Canada, working once again in the family business, I am being drawn back to my passion for sustainability, tourism, and learning new things. This blog will be my outlet for this passion – I hope to explore all things sustainable tourism searching for best practices and hopefully uncovering where my passion will take me next.
Thanks for reading!