Victoria Hilley

General Manager

Victoria Hilley is the General Manager of the Remote Lands' New York office.

As a child of American Diplomats, Victoria was born in Lebanon and travel quickly became a way of life.  Early years were spent moving between Asia, Africa and Europe until she returned to the US to attend the University of Virginia for degrees in Foreign Affairs and Asian Studies.

After graduation, she had an opportunity to move to Kota Kinabalu, in Malaysian Borneo, where she stayed for over 15 years working in hospitality, and most notably running a high-end tour operation that included bespoke tours, yacht and helicopter chartering, and mega-yacht management.  Her years in Borneo gave her a deep love for environmental conservation, particularly for orangutans and other residents of the rainforests.

Victoria's next stop was the stunning Maldives, where she worked in sales and marketing for several luxury resorts.  Victoria loved her office views of the fabled turquoise waters and her many journeys on seaplanes that give the perfect birds-eye view of the jeweled island nation.  Most recently, Victoria has been working in Vietnam overseeing sales & marketing for three 5-star beach resorts. 

After living in Asia for so many years, Victoria decided it was time to move back to the United States to be closer to family and enjoy the excitement of New York City.  At Remote Lands she can share her passion for travel with our clients and help them create inspired journeys.  After visiting 106 countries, she certainly has a few stories to share.

Aside from travel, which has kept Victoria very busy for both work and pleasure, she spends her time with her other passions: photography, reading, hunting down the best food & wine experiences across the globe and pampering her two cats who have globetrotted with her for ten years.



Seven Days, Seven Nights, Seven Resorts: Best of the Maldives

March 23, 2015

Escape plan in place, I set off for the Maldives. Seven resorts in seven nights and a mission to discover what makes each one stand out as a truly extraordinary experience…

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Elephants in the Room: Conservation in Chiang Rai

March 10, 2015

With visions of elephants dancing in my head, I headed to Northern Thailand to get a hands-on experience with these gentle giants…

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Heritage Hunting in Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle

July 4, 2014

In the heart of the country lies Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle, which includes the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the cave temples at Dambulla and the mighty rock fortress of Sigiriya.

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