20 Questions with Whitney

Whitney Meyers

Office Manager & Do'er of all things that no one else wants to do
Team member since 2016

What’s your hometown?
Plainfield, IN
What’s your favorite thing about working at Mango?
I love that Mango is a small business. We actually invest in what we care about (conservation and getting folks to Africa), and we’re a tight knit crew.
Why do you love to travel?
My background is in Anthropology, so I love learning about people different from myself and my experiences. Traveling is an opportunity to learn more about the world and expand my world view.

What’s your favorite destination in Africa and why?
I loved my time meeting the habituated chimpanzees at Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania
What’s your favorite destination outside of Africa and why?
I’m fascinated by the Near East and I can’t wait to visit .
What’s your dream trip for 2020?
Visiting the remote wilderness of Ethiopia
What’s the best thing you ever ate while traveling?
Fresh baked chicken right from the oven of a stall in the Fez riad.

What’s the most memorable wildlife sighting in Africa?
Really anything with cats, but the first time I saw cheetahs in Kruger National Park, South Africa. 
What’s the most unique souvenir you’ve ever brought home from a trip?
I am the owner of a very ornate rug from Fez.
What 5 things are always in your carry-on bag?
Motion sickness pills, ginger tea, baby wipes, extra set of clothes, and snacks
What’s the foreign currency you have the most of floating around at home?
I currently have a bunch of Moroccan dirham
What’s your top travel tip?
Always pack an extra set of clothes (and deodorant) in your carry on.
What’s your favorite animal?

What do you love to do outside of travel?
I spend a significant amount of time playing roller derby. I sometimes call it my other job.
What’s your go-to drink for sundowners?
A local soda
What’s your favorite movie or book?
What’s your favorite food?
Anything that is cooked in the house kitchen, upstairs from the Mango office. Getting overwhelmed by the smell of fresh Mexican food during work is an A+ experience.
What pets do you have?
2 goofy cats (Thomas & Paige) and a bunch of plants inside and outside

What’s your perfect summer day?
Starting the day gardening, lunch on the catio, antiquing in the afternoon, and ending the day drinking beverages on a bar patio
What’s your guilty pleasure movie?
Any Christmas romance movie (like Holiday in the Wild, hahahaha)



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