Who We Are

Martin Mills

Company Director

Martin set up Edventure with the aim to better serve group leaders and to offer a personal service. He has always loved travel and enjoys giving students the opportunity to explore the world like he has. Martin has extensively travelled all over the globe to countries as far as Peru, Namibia and New Zealand with Antarctica being the only continent yet to visit. One of Martin’s favourite experiences was staying overnight on a remote island in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Martin has a degree in Geography and a keen interest in sports with a season ticket to Poole Speedway and has taken part in half marathons, he also enjoys attending Glastonbury festival when lucky enough to get tickets.

Favourite Destination: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Destination would love to visit: Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Clair Carpenter

Senior Operations Co-ordinator

Clair has a wealth of experience in the travel industry, having spent long periods of time working overseas in popular resorts in countries such as Turkey, Italy, and France.  Clair’s love for travel started at 13 years old on a school trip to Italy and now enjoys being able to help create the same memorable experiences for students today.  One of Clair’s favourite travel experiences was travelling northern India and immersing in the local culture.  Clair has a degree in International Studies and a Master’s Degree in International Hospitality Management.

Favourite Destination: Istanbul, Turkey

Destination would love to visit: Banff, Canada

Hannah Hancock-Smith

Tour Planner / Operations Co-ordinator

Hannah joined the team with an established love of travel having worked in France as an au pair and spending time travelling around Europe. She enjoys immersing herself in the cultures of different countries with her next goal being to travel and spend time in Asia. One of Hannah’s favourite experiences was hiking up a mountain near Les Orres in France and camping overnight to watch the sunrise from the top in the morning. Hannah has a degree in Psychology and spends her free time hiking and bouldering. She recently moved close to the beach and her aim for this year is to learn how to surf.

Favourite Destination: Florence, Italy

Destination would love to visit: Vietnam and Cambodia

Evie

Operations Encouragement Team

Evie is part of the encouragement team and can often be found providing support in the form of a waggy tail. Occasionally she likes to cause mischief but can often be pacified with a tasty treat!

Favourite Destination: Puddletown Forest

Destination would love to visit: Cornwall

Odie

Chief Motivator

Odie is our office motivation manager. He enjoys giving us nudges of encouragement when he isn’t asking for walkies.

Favourite Destination: Burton Bradstock Beach

Destination would love to visit: Snowdonia, Wales