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Anne joined the Ker & Downey team seven years ago. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Anne set out to see the world, spending nine weeks in Asia followed by several weeks in Kenya and Tanzania. A year later, she returned to Africa for five months to travel throughout southern Africa. Her list of countries she’s traveled to is extensive and it just keeps growing.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: AFRICA! I can’t break it down to one country. I love them all.
Favorite city and why: I love Cape Town as it’s just fresh and vibrant. I lived in San Francisco which I loved, and it’s like San Francisco on steroids… absolutely gorgeous.
What is the best thing about traveling: Meeting amazing new friends from different cultures and backgrounds, then finding the similarities you have with them.
Travel accessory you can’t live without? iPad… I love reading several books on each trip, then remembering that trip when I refer back to the books I read on the trip.
Favorite plane ride activity: Reading my book.
Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Tanzania then Seychelles on a private plane!
How do you take your coffee? With milk and brown sugar.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Adventurous
My theme song is: “Where Are You Going?” by Dave Matthews
Any pets? A rescued lab – Charlie, and a rescued cat – Bosley
If I were a super hero, I would be: Any superhero who can fly so I get to my travel destinations faster and on my own schedule.
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Microlight over Victoria Falls.
Two things I can’t live without are: My passport and my pets.
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: I don’t sleep late so I’m likely watching bad TV.
My favorite physical activity is: Bikram Yoga
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Airports….I just don’t mind them.
The first thing I do when I wake up is: make my bed, after hearing General McRaven’s speech to the UT Austin grads this year.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I hate public speaking.
The last concert I went to was: Elton John
My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: The Jeffersons for comedy; Hart to Hart for drama.
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Swahili
Guilty TV pleasure: Marathon watching seasons…The Wire, Breaking Bad, Homeland.
On my nightstand: This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Favorite quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
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