Since then her travels have taken her to India, where she saw the magnificent Taj Mahal, marvelled at the impressive hilltop Amber Fort in Jaipur and enjoyed a brilliant guided tour of Old Delhi. The highlight though was seeing tigers on safari in Bandhavgarh National Park – a fully grown male Bengal tiger came within a few meters of her car, a memory that will stay with her forever. Jess has also explored idyllic Sri Lanka, visiting many of the country’s best sites including the fascinating Dambulla Caves and climbing the famous Sigiriya Rock. She also visited a working tea factory, lazed on the sunny beaches of Trincomalee and Bentota, wandered around historic Galle Fort and even saw a blue whale off the coast of Mirissa.
In 2019, Jess experienced the wonders of Kenya for the first time. She loved watching enthusiastic elephant calves playing in the stunning Samburu Game Reserve and was blown away by an early morning balloon safari across the plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Her favourite wildlife sighting however was on a morning drive in Samburu where she witnessed a beautiful lone lioness on the hunt in the gorgeous early morning light. Jess cannot wait to visit Africa again, with a trek to see the mountain gorillas and witness the incredible Victoria Falls high on her bucket list.