When Emily’s not dreaming up her next journey, she’s brainstorming creative ways to get other people to travel as a member of Amble Resorts’ marketing team. Between writing and designing, she’s known for interrupting a typical work day with another “great idea” – the Island Intern Contest and The Ambler are two of her favorite projects to date. With an adventurous spirit but a propensity for misadventures, classic travel moments include falling head-over-backpack across the muddy border of Cambodia and instantly learning the local’s sense of humor, and emerging from her first-ever open-water scuba dive in Belize with a teensy tiny crab who crawled into her ear – they were both surprised to find it was not a seashell. She hopes to laugh with the locals on every continent in her lifetime – so hopefully one of those scientific researchers in Antarctica has a good sense of humor.
Favorite airport: I have a special place in my heart for the airports I’ve been forced to sleep in – Brussels (BRU), Belgium and Hanoi (HAN), Vietnam – and while surely I’ve been more excited about getting upgraded than I was at the sinking realization that I’d be sleeping on the floor of the terminal, the late night memories and unexpected connections made during those two experiences are much more meaningful to me than a free glass of champagne.
I took the most pictures in: Southeast Asia – 7,000 pictures in 28 days. Now I just need another month to wade through them all.
Travel destination where I felt most at home: After so many stories, pictures, and research, I practically fell on my knees the first time I set foot on the sandy shores of Isla Palenque. It definitely felt like coming home.
Cried a little when I left: A little? I was practically hysterical coming home from my semester abroad in Rome. Actually, I might still be crying a little.