Ross lived in Siem Reap for a decade and now travels to the region multiple times a year to vet guides, check out new hotels, and evaluate new experiences such as jungle hikes and river cruises—especially important in rapidly developing countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar. Many trips by her company, Journeys Within, also include philanthropic aspects such as volunteering at a local school or taking part in a village-run cooking class.
Special booking: For a trip to Cambodia for a family who had lost their son, Ross arranged a special monks’ blessing and had a well installed in a local village in his honor. The family also met local community members that were benefiting from the access to clean water.
Other specialty: Southeast Asia