Traveler of the Month: Andrea Westwood

Traveler Name: Andrea Westwood 

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta 

Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse 

Trips with FnEZ: 40-day LTC, 20-day Peru, 20-day Colombia 

Countries I’ve traveled to otherwise: United States, Mexico, Cuba, Caribbean Islands, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, CambodiaVietnam, Italy, Netherlands, Czech RepublicSpain, Poland, PeruColombia


Why I travel:

I have fallen in love with travelling for many reasons. Travelling has changed my perspective on the world for the better, it has given me a sense of adventure and allows me to develop skills that I will continue to utilize in life. I have created so many meaningful relationships with people around the world and it has allowed me to grow as a person!

My favourite travel memory with FnEZ:

My favourite memory with Free & Easy was conquering Colca Canyon in Peru. I pushed myself mentally and physically and was completely pushed out of my comfort zone AND LOVED IT!! Definitely something I often think about. 


My most hilarious travel story:

My most hilarious travel story was when I was in Vietnam. My friends and I were planning on bussing to Halong bay. Turns out we got on the wrong bus. We all fell asleep and when we woke up we were on a ferry boat heading to a completely random island. (Not Ha Long Bay) the best part of this adventure was that the island we ended up on was AMAZING. Highlight of my trip. 

Top 3 items I can’t travel without: Camera, my sarong, and Imodium lol


What I love about traveling with FnEZ:

I love travelling with Free & Easy for many reasons. First, I love how everything is planned for you. You can show up and start your own adventure. More importantly I love how my Free & Easy group shortly becomes my Free & Easy family. I still stay connected with past group members!

Next bucket list item you NEED to check off: Sky diving!!

My future travel plans: I’m currently in the process of planning a trip to Croatia and Greece in September!! I also am considering working abroad as a nurse in Australia in the new year 🙂


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