This week’s staff interview is with Joni Anderson – a professional photographer and senior counselor who we are lucky to have with us all the way from New Zealand. Joni’s fun-loving attitude and positive outlook make her one of the all-time favorite TFT counselors among the kids who have been fortunate enough to be on a trip with her!

Introducing… Joni!

Joni Anderson.

West Coast, New Zealand.

Current town
West Coast.

Languages you speak
English and a percentage of Maori.

TFT trips that you’ve been on:
Spain, Paris, London, Italy photography, Mexico.

Countries you’ve been to:
New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, USA, Spain, France, Italy, England, Portugal, Scotland, Wales, China and Saudi Arabia. 

College major:

Favorite travel book, magazine, or film?
I love the movie Lost in Translation. 

What is your current job outside of TFT?
Professional Photographer.

Besides the essentials, list 3 things you refuse to travel without.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

What’s the most beautiful place on Earth?
I love New Zealand.

If you could live in one country (besides your current residence) where would it be and why?
I think I would love to live in the USA, because I love the people and I love New York. 

What’s the strangest food you have eaten?
I was a Wild Foods festival and tried a scorpion in a shot. Also i tried a strange drink when I was in Fiji called kava which is the roots from a plant.  

Do you play a musical instrument?
Yes, Drums and Guitar.

What kind of camera do you bring with you when you travel?

What are your hobbies?
Photography, Painting, cooking…

What sports do you play?
Tennis and Squash.