Lucinda has always been an avid fan of the outdoors, ever since being old enough to toddle after any willing creature at her family farm in Melrose, Scottish Borders – ranging from pet lambs, to dogs, chickens, geese, cows, with a particular love for horses, and even a pet parrot at one point. She was educated in Edinburgh, but any spare moment was spent competing in the sport of Eventing, travelling to Belgium, Ireland, France, and all over the UK with her horses and combining this passion with an International Business Management degree while studying at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.
After graduating from University, Lucinda worked in real estate in Edinburgh before heading south to explore New Zealand and Australia to dodge the Scottish winter. The trip that generated many memories and a travel bug to last a lifetime, and her highlights included diving the Great Barrier Reef, swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, skydiving over the Whitsundays and immersing herself into traditional Kiwi/Aussie life whilst meeting people from all walks of life on the way. After returning from the southern hemisphere, Lucinda worked with racehorses to fuel her outdoorsy fix until the end of the National Hunt calendar. The ‘real world’ then took hold and she returned to work in real estate for another Edinburgh Festival season.
During this time, it became apparent that her travel bug wasn’t satisfied, and every spare moment was spent exploring with new Labrador puppy, Kiwi, and long-suffering boyfriend in tow, visiting the West Coast of Scotland, Europe, and a good few more destinations in between. Joining the Aardvark Safaris team in their Musselburgh office was an irresistible opportunity to twin travel with planning others’ ever-lasting holiday memories. An African riding safari has always been near the top of Lucinda’s bucket list so the chance to experience one would be a dream come true. Any down time is spent adventuring with horses, dogs, friends, and family, home or abroad, whether that be skiing in the Alps, eventing around Europe, or beach dog walks along the Northumberland coast.