I have always been somewhat of a traveller. When I was 17, I set off for a month to Bolivia, climbing mountains, exploring the Amazon and working in an orphanage. This continued before university where I worked as a teacher in Nepal, living with a local family and learning the language. This allowed me to get totally off-the-beaten track and embark on a range of treks to Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, as well as exploring the whole country in depth. At University in St Andrews, I specialised on the history of the East India Company, as well as focusing on a dissertation in Anglo-Nepali Relations in the 1830s. After university, this passion for the subcontinent continued when I joined Cox & Kings as an India Expert, also writing the company history. I moved to Scott Dunn to set up their India Department, and was there for nine years, eventually running their global tailor-made division. Throughout my time working in the travel industry, I have travelled about a month a year to the subcontinent, seeing it from top-to-toe and establishing a network of contacts who keep me totally up to speed with the latest developments. These contacts often allow my guests to open closed doors, and see the destination in a more unique and interesting way. After my time at Scott Dunn, I decided to join forces with another Scott Dunn Director, Giles Trotter, and launch Millis Potter Travel, initially focusing on the subcontinent, but more than anything else, returning the sense of personal service and true creativity back into luxury tailor-made tour operating.