Born in Durban, South Africa and raised in Northern California, Taryn Daley joined the Admiral Travel International team in 2012. The Ringling School of Art and Design graduate utilizes her degree in Photography and Digital Imaging to inspire others to explore the world.
She has supported our clients designing custom itineraries based around her personal experiences for several years and now enjoys developing and delivering escorted journeys to South Africa as her primary focus. (Taryn works closely with our South Africa Specialist Michael Distler.
The world traveler has already journeyed to 27 countries around the globe, but this summer Taryn returned to her native South Africa. In September 2014, she spent two wonderful weeks in Victoria Falls, on safari in both the Kruger National Park and KwaZulu Natal, and Cape Town. This trip presented the unique opportunity to escort a group organized through her mother.
“It was definitely a magical experience. Of all the times I’ve been to Africa, this trip was definitely the most profound. It was such a pleasure to share my favorite country in the world with such a special group of people. Through doing so, I came away with a deeper appreciation and reverence for my heritage.
The level of service that I’ve seen in Africa is beyond anything I’ve experienced elsewhere. The kindness of the people is so genuine. From the cashier at a local shop to the rangers taking you out on game drives, everyone goes above and beyond to make sure that you feel welcome.
We experienced the desert and ocean, lions and whales, tiny African townships and modern colonial cities, the tiniest and rarest floral kingdom in the world, plus 2,000 year old trees. We enjoyed incredible food, sipped delicious wine, awoke to breakfast in the bush, tracked cheetah and wild dogs, and dove with Great White Sharks. All in just 14 days!”
One of the greatest and most memorable sentiments Taryn heard from clients over the summer?
“South Africa is a world in one country.”
For now, Taryn wanted to share just a sampling of South Africa’s majesty through the selection of photos here. Our Sarasota clients are welcome to stop in the office and browse even more photos as you meet with our team to book your next journey. We also encourage you to connect with Admiral Travel and AuthentEscapes virtually on Facebook