Andy Simmons was bitten by the travel bug at the age of 9, when he took his first overseas family trip to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Born and raised in England, Andy’s primary focus is on European travel. Having witnessed first-hand just how travel can broaden the mind, Andy is keen to pass his love of travel on to others and is especially thrilled to see young people experiencing overseas travels and cultures.
Andy has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, and also worked for a number of seasons within the travel industry as a Tour Director with a major European motor coach tour operator. His three seasons working on the front lines of the tourism industry allowed him to visit and get to know many of the major destinations of Western Europe, such as Paris, Berlin, Munich, Venice and the Alpine region. Andy also speaks fluent French and German and holds a dual honors degree in French & German from John Moores University in Liverpool, England.
Since moving to the United States in 1997, Andy has traveled around the Caribbean, as well as to many destinations around the United States. His favorite travel destinations within the United States include Walt Disney World, Washington, DC, as well as the beaches of the southeastern seaboard.
For over 15 years, Andy has worked as a planner and research analyst in regional government in South Carolina. He is also a keen amateur soccer player, as well as an accomplished musician, playing the piano and singing tenor with a number of local choirs and musical groups. As a result, Andy brings a thorough and detail-oriented approach to the Outlander team and is excited to help you plan, research and book your next travel adventure.