Travel Designer: A Mongolia Expert
Denise is PJ’s resident American with a love all things travel. With 20 years of exploring, researching, and living in Asia under her belt, she came to us from Oxford University where she was running the alumni travel programme; and before that from a luxury tour operator in LA. She has also found time to set-up the Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi Desert and the first-ever Kazakh Eagle Festival, which has now been held annually over the last 17 years in the Altai Mountains.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mongolia was the site of Denise's all-time favourite trip, where she and her son celebrated his third birthday by fossil-hunting in the Gobi.
Denise is considered an expert on Mongolian nomadic traditions and culture, and has lectured on the subject at universities and organisations around the world: the World Wildlife Fund and the American Museum of Natural History to name but two. She is so much more than a specialist in Mongolia, and we’re pretty confident that try as you might, you won’t find anyone better equipped to design a life-changing journey to this extraordinary country.