Like a lot of kids who grew up in country NSW, there was a time in Roseanne Twigg’s young life when driving six hours to Sydney in the family Tarago felt like travelling halfway around the world.
“That was the big holiday each year,” says Twigg. “It was a lot of driving, but it was great. Dad would take us to concerts, we’d catch up with some family, and do the markets.”
Nowadays, Roseanne continues to travel for both work and fun. Last year she dropped into London for a travel trade show, before skipping across to Italy for three weeks, visiting Tuscany, Rome, and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.
“It was pretty amazing,” she says. “We did all the classics, and they all lived up to our expectations. Personally, I love anywhere that has a good sense of culture and I’m also a total nerd when it comes to getting into the history of a place.”
As far as bucket lists go, Roseanne’s always been drawn to big-ticket destinations, and got started on hers’ years ago.
I love anywhere that has a good sense of culture and I’m also a total nerd when it comes to getting into the history of a place.
“Mount Everest is my latest fascination,” she explains. “I’d like to get into the adventure side of things in Nepal and see if I could make it to base camp. I think you’d come away from a trip like that with a new sense of everything.”
As a senior product analyst at TripADeal, Twigg’s the person in charge of going over every deal, and making sure all the particulars check out, before they’re offered to the public. It’s a role that requires a lot of patience, and heavy attention to detail, but there’s a nice payback.
“It’s rewarding when I get to have some creative input, and a package ends up selling well. It’s nice to see customers getting excited about something I’ve helped put together.”