Val Routledge
Algonquin College
Val Routledge
My travel style:
Fearless, fresh, adventurous.
Why I chose to study travel and tourism:
I love learning about new places! Leaving my second year in a social work and psychology degree for Algonquin’s Tourism & Travel Services program was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
My dream job:
Networking and relationship building.
My dream job:
Something involving adventure tourism; I look forward to exploring my options. I love sharing experiences and travel stories, and I really enjoy travel talks and watching how they transform a crowd.
Most exciting travel trend:
Countries I’ve visited:
Eight and counting! I’ve got a long list to go through…
My favourite travel experience:
Camping in Banff National Park. I loved waking up to see the sunrise, and the unforgettable moments of watching black bear cubs (from a distance) eating berries from a bush.
On my bucket list:
I have yet to travel across the Atlantic! I’d definitely love to see Norway, Sweden and Finland! I think Scandinavian countries are absolutely breathtaking. I’d love to see the mountain ranges, valleys, plains, coastlines, and fjords of Scandinavia.
Best travel advice I’ve received:
“Pay attention to cities and destinations that aren’t typical tourist
hot spots.