Ellie Clin is an environmental educator by training and an adventurer at heart, having explored all seven continents and both polar regions.
Although she grew up land-locked in Southern Ontario, Ellie was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. After studying Linguistics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and completing a Masters in Child Study and Education at the University of Toronto, Ellie taught an environmentally-focused curriculum to elementary students for six years before running away to sea. Since then, she’s found herself aboard sailboats in the Caribbean, mega yachts in the Mediterranean, and on expedition ships in both polar regions.
Her love for being on the water often finds her snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, or driving a zodiac. But her passion for being under the water is what led her to pursue a PADI Divemaster qualification. From the warm, clear waters of Egypt’s Red Sea to the cold, rough swells of New Zealand, Ellie loves learning about the life and history of the places she dives and sharing these with others. Above the waves, you can find her hiking, trail running, skiing, snowshoeing, or stretching out on her yoga mat.
What is your most memorable Travel experience?
“Whether boarding down volcanos in Nicaragua, climbing sand dunes in Morocco, or riding the Tokyo subway during rush hour, Ellie loves to seek out adventures that expand her world view. But all that said, nobody ever forgets their first polar plunge!”