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Grainge Phillips

Grainge Phillips

Ground Operations Manager

Grainge claims to have had ‘itchy’ feet since he was born and could not wait to get out and see the world! When school finished, he felt it was the perfect time to take off and work in North America, this was where he caught the travel bug and has been hooked on exploring the world ever since!

Grainge has travelled to many destinations, working on the ski fields of Canada, leading groups around Australia and Europe and backpacking through South East Asia all of which gave him truly memorable experiences. Grainge insists that having the desire to experience new things and a sporting a relaxed attitude towards travel is they key, “When I am travelling I make a conscious effort to embrace different cultures and get to know the locals in ways that I will always remember.”

As an experienced Tour Leader and Travel Advisor, Grainge believes that the Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian Railway is the next frontier for people who have travelled before and are looking for a fantastic region full of positive challenge, adventure and fun.

What do you love most about overland travel?
Sitting back and watching everything that happens at a border crossing.

Which of the Sundowners Overland destinations fascinates you most? 
Siberia , it’s a land almost stuck in time and so different to any other region I have experienced before. Uzbekistan is also high on my ‘to do’ list, it is a fantastic cross road of history and culture.

Give us your best tip for travelling on Sundowners Overland journeys. 
Remember how lucky you are to be travelling through these regions. You have worked hard to get there so truly appreciate every moment you have.

What is your most memorable travel experience? 
Haggling on the streets of Asia, the magnificent ruins of the Mediterranean, the delicious food and rich culture of Europe, the deep snow of Canada, the beautiful beaches of Fiji – all of them!

Which Sundowners Overland journeys are on your wish list? 
Our Silk Road Odyssey with travel through western China, Uzbekistan and Kazahkstan.

What is your favourite season to travel? 
Autumn – The crowds have disappeared and the weather is just right, not too hot, not too cold.

Where have you travelled in the world?       

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