Rachel joined Wedge on a freelance basis in early 2016 and has since made a big, positive impact on our online and social footprint. Rachel has a keen eye for detail, she loves exploring exotic destinations and can write copy (and hashtags) to put most editors to shame! Originally from South Africa, she has lived in worked in the UK for over 14 years, which includes working for luxury brands like Harrods, Dover Street Market and OKA. Her wide range of skills and charismatic personality makes her the perfect partner to take Wedge & Wildlife on to the next chapter.
What is your top travel tip?
Don't plan in too much detail, yes the basics need to be planned, but leave a lot of time for experiences to find you while you are traveling. The beauty of travelling is experiencing the people, places and culture and if you plan your days in too much detail you are likely to miss the best parts that just happen when you are free and open to them.
Your favorite spot on earth (so far)?
So far I think in terms of continent South America, country Argentina (close call with Peru!) and spot - I think possibly the lake district of Bariloche in the south.
On the wish list?
I haven't yet explored any of the East (Cambodia, Vietnam etc) and I am desperate to see more of Africa as well - even though that's where I come from, I haven't explored it nearly enough!
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I love the flexibility, both in time and in being able to bring new ideas and ways of working to the table, that the job allows. I also enjoy the broad scope of the work I do and wonderful businesses I work with, like Wedge and Wildlife!