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Trista’s love affair with ‘just messing about’ really launched in her 19th summer when she joined her family for a transatlantic sail on their 44 -foot sailboat. Having traveled to all seven continents, she is always looking forward to the next adventure. When pressed for favorite moments, she might mention hiking to Machu Picchu or exploring Patagonia, watching baby elephants splashing in the Linyanti, sledding in Antarctica, watching Polar Bears spar on the tundra, tracking tigers in India, snorkeling in the Galapagos, coming face to face with the brown bears at Brooks Falls, getting mock charged by a Silverback in Rwanda, taking in the sheer awe of the wildebeest migration, or quad biking in northern Namibia. She’s been with Ker & Downey for over five years and remains passionate about assisting travelers with life changing journeys and awe inspiring adventures.


Favorite place you’ve traveled: Usually the last place I’ve traveled.

Favorite city and why: Buenos Aires – it is such a vibrant and fun city.

What is the best thing about traveling: Experiencing new places and getting to know new people

Travel accessory you can’t live without? I-pod.

Favorite plane ride activity: I hate flying, but crosswords and Suduko get my mind off of it.

Top of my travel bucket list: Bhutan

Beach or mountains: Definitely mountains.

trista hiking

How do you take your coffee? With a little bit of sugar. Sometimes I will indulge in a bit of cream instead.

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Scorpio with a twist: Handle with care.

My theme song is: “Shake Your Groove Thing”

Any pets? Nope

If I were a super hero, I would be: Wonder Woman, without a doubt. I still have the underoos from when I was 7.

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Settle down

Two things I can’t live without are: Snow and Nitro Milk Stout

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: (I have a 3 year old, I’m never sleeping at 10 a.m ) Snowboarding in the winter, gardening in the summer.

My favorite physical activity is: Hiking

trista at the taj mahal

One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Chicken livers—sautéed in butter.

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Get my coffee

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I sailed across the Atlantic when I was 19

The last concert I went to was: Folk Festival in Lyons, CO

My favorite TV show to watch (or toy to play with) as a kid was: Fantasy Island

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Japanese

Guilty TV pleasure: I don’t have a TV.

On my nightstand (what you’re reading now): Meridien by Alice Walker

Life mantra in four words: “Don’t Stop Believin’”

Favorite quote: “We don’t take a trip, a trip takes us.” John Steinbeck

atv in the desert

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