Since her beginnings in Ireland, Brid has gone on to a life of globetrotting and work in the international tourism arena. She has traveled through 60 countries, worked in 20, and lived in six, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Brid has established and managed three international tourism businesses. She was founder and Director of Worlds Apart Expeditions in the 1990’s, an adventure travel company that operated in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and Iran. She was Director of Discovery Channel Adventures, a joint project between Discovery Communications and Mountain Travel Sobek in California. She was Managing Director for Abercrombie & Kent LLC in Muscat, Oman where she established the Destination Management Company and handled the Private Jet Journeys around the world.
Her expertise has been called upon by numerous prestigious organizations. Brid facilitated the production of “Bezad’s Last Journey” for Crossing the Line Films, aired by National Geographic; and the History Channel’s documentary “Digging for the Truth – The Real Queen of Sheba.” She led the Smithsonian’s tour in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar, which followed their internationally acclaimed “Roads of Arabia” exhibit. She also participated on a cultural project involving the Yemen and US governments and the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, culminating in the publication of “Caravan Kingdoms Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade”.
Working in multi-cultural societies has enabled Brid to develop a network of contacts that is both extensive and unique. She believes that cultural awareness and a global education acquired through exploration and travel is a necessary component in enriching the lives of today’s society.