Emily Marooth

Reservations Executive

I have always had a love for history growing up and when I attended the University of Stirling to achieve a BA (Hons) in Heritage and Tourism I had the opportunity to broaden this love through studying heritage, what that means to me and the impact heritage issues have both at home and internationally. As a born and bred Aberdonian I have felt there are areas of our unique heritage overlooked within traditional tourism circles in Scotland. These stories of our history and heritage are important not just for ourselves to understand where we come from but also to the entire country as our individual stamp in Scottish history. 

This opinion opened up my curiosity to research the untold stories of cities, towns and people in other countries around the world overlooked in favour of the bigger established tourist attractions. What attracted me to Pure Breaks was their focus on ethical travel not just from an environmental standpoint but also from a cultural perspective. Respecting the people and environment of any travel destination is essential to ensure these unique locations can be preserved for future generations to enjoy as we have enjoyed them.

During my free time I enjoy reading, crafts such as crochet and spinning my own wool, and building up my library with a mix of modern and antique books. I would eventually love to learn different traditional craft techniques, both historical and modern, for my own enjoyment as well as replicating what our ancestors would have made. 

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Which countries would you like to visit next?

There are three countries that I would love to visit as soon as I can. I would like to travel to Russia because I have a keen interest in Russian history, literature and to learn the language. My next stop would be Peru to follow the Inca trail as well as learn some basic techniques of Peruvian traditional crafts, especially weaving. My final destination would be Taiwan where I have family connections in Taipei.

How do you prefer to travel?

Wherever possible I prefer to walk or take public transport because that is the best way to fully experience a place and to discover hidden gems off the beaten path.

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