Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The Adventure Company: Staff profile of the month: Keith Lavender


Name: Keith Lavender

Title Webmaster

My role in the company is maintaining the website and promoting through online communications – we are always looking for new and innovative ideas to make the website more fun and interactive.


What do you love most about your job?
I love travel and playing on computers so hey! Both things rolled into one can’t be bad.

What is your most memorable travel experience? This is a tough one but I think it has to be paddling down the river Congo in a dugout canoe for one month, the people I met and sights and sounds were just unbelievable. We met villagers who had never even met white people before and they would sing and dance for us celebrating our safe arrival at their villages.


What is the funniest thing that has ever happened on a trip?
I was in Baha California cycling and I stopped off at a tiny secluded bay and Jewel the singer was there, she had just been taken out whale watching by some police guys and unfortunately they spotted a drug smuggling vessel. So rather than watching whales they witnessed a police drugs raid and we all had to help when they landed with loading the police van up with the drugs. (Truly bizarre experience).

Where have you been? I have travelled quite a lot really, travelled across the Sahara a number of times and throughout Africa from North to South and East to West.



I have travelled from San Francisco overland to Brazil using a variety of transports, I cycled from USA to Mexico down the Baha and then bussed it through Central America to South America.

I have been around Asia a fair amount and loved trekking in Pakistan and exploring China and Tibet before heading to South East Asia.


I took a break in Australia and New Zealand working and travelling and I have travelled with The Adventure Company to Tanzania and Vietnam which were truly amazing experiences as well.

Where are you going next?
Lapland for Christmas

Best travel tip:
Relax and take along a good sense of humour. Don’t plug in to your iPod all of the time because you lose out on the overall experience.


What inspires you to travel?
Adventure and excitement and finding out what life is like in the more remote areas of the world.


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The Adventure Company
”Adventure is our middle name”

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