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Tom Pilgrim

Tom, from Suffolk in the UK, has been on the road with us in South America, Central America, Central Asia, the Nile Route and East Africa since December 2013.

- What did you do for a living before becoming crew? 

I was a Product Designer, mainly doing 3D visuals, construction drawings and building exhibition stands.

- Why did you become Dragoman crew? 

For a much better lifestyle, to get out of the office, and see more of the world!

- What's your favourite destination? 

Patagonia!

- What has been your favourite or most memorable occasion on the road?

Climbing up Volcano Telica in Nicaragua and seeing the lava in the crater below me. Also watching pieces of the Perito Moreno glacier in southern Argentina calve off.

- What's the most essential item in your backpack? 

Duct tape and a good book!

- What is your one piece of advice to future overlanders/passengers? 

Try new things, push yourself and you'll get more out of your trip.