FIT Sales Manager - Asia Pacific
After spending almost five years living in Manhattan and having worked at the Museum of Modern Art, promoting the museum to visiting tourists, Rebecca moved back home to her native Australia, to head up BTSQ's trip sales in Oceania and Asia. She grew up on a dairy farm outside the remote western city of Perth, but now lives in Sydney where she and her husband spend much of their spare time chasing around a rambunctious three-year-old, or enjoying a cricket match or Australian rules football. In addition to the States and Oz, she's also lived in London and Spain, but New York City holds a special place in her heart.
Rebecca's lived all over, but she's traveled even more. Her favorite trip involved a summer cabin on Norway's northern fjords, featuring never ending daylight, cascading waterfalls, and fishcake breakfasts.
More about Rebecca
Most Recent Trip: Gerringong, South Coast New South Wales, Australia
Favorite Trip Experience: Summer cabin camping by the fjords in Norway with 24 hours of daylight and cracking views in every direction. Fish cakes for breakfast to a soundtrack of waterfalls.
Next trip: Far North Queensland, Australia
Dream Destination: Greek Isles
What you never travel without: passport, noise-cancelling earphones, a few good books (the printed kind) and bathers – you never know where you’ll find a pool, beach, spa or hotspring.
Top 5 things to do in NYC:
- Bike ride through Central Park
- Browse the stores of the Lower East Side
- Sing a show tune at Marie’s Crisis
- Take a behind the scenes tour of any of the museums (MoMA or the Met, but they’re all great)
- Sit on a park bench and people watch
Favorite NYC Neighborhood: Flatiron
Favorite attraction/landmark/building: Grand Central Terminal
Favorite Hidden Gem: 2nd Avenue Deli
Favorite food/restaurant: ABC Kitchen
Best thing to do in NYC on a rainy day: Restaurant/bar hop, from brunch to dinner
Best thing to do in NYC on a snowy day: Walk, walk, walk
Tip for people travelling to NYC for the first time: Carry lots of one dollar bills in your pocket and discover the joy of tipping – the amazing service you receive will warrant it.
Do not leave New York without...: wandering into a few doorways you wouldn’t usually wander into. Restaurants, dive bars, trinket stores, sweet shops, garment stores, whatever.
Something people don’t know about NYC: the extent of the pride New Yorkers have to live in their city. Ask one of them about it!
Favorite Travel Quote: “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag