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Mark Wood

Mark Wood Travel expert

Phone: 09 527 7893
Mobile: 021834346

I’m a travel expert in…
…Italy, France, Spain, Greek Islands, United Kingdom, Pacific Islands, food & wine, golf and rugby tours, and luxury travel.

I became a World Traveller by…
…I worked for an Italian company whilst living in the UK for 17 years and travelled extensively in this region. I’ve organised golf tours in 12 countries including Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Scotland and Ireland. I travel to work and work to travel – it is my passion.

My best travelling experience is…
…almost impossible, but….sailing the Adriatic coastline of Croatia was the perfect holiday – stunning architecture, warm weather, cold Pivo’s, incredible seafood, beautiful locals and a rich authentic culture. I’m always looking for new experiences, trying new foods, trekking isolated lakes, meeting locals on their land. I’ll never forget my 5yr son shelling walnuts in the Dordogne, France, and the lady being impressed by his perfect pronunciation of ‘noix’ (walnut).

I never travel without…
…my translation book. A small effort to connect with the locals in their language, instead of assuming they will speak English, will go a long way and often leads to uniquely personal and memorable experiences.

My favourite client story is…
…during the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, I organised for an American client’s teenage grandson to play for a local rugby side in Sth Auckland. There were a couple of ex-All Blacks in the clubrooms after the match. The grandfather – in New Zealand with the ‘Harvard Rugby Club’ (he was 72yrs) - has the photo on his wall beside his Harvard Degree.

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