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Jack on klotok boat, Kalimantan

Jack, Southeast Asia & USA Specialist

After graduating with a degree in History, Jack took a year out, to combine travel and work in Thailand, Indochina, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. After returning to the UK, Jack interspersed working in recruitment and sales and marketing with numerous extended visits to Indochina and Thailand. His enthusiasm for the region led him to Audley in 2006 to share his passion, knowledge and experience of Southeast Asia with our clients.

Since joining Audley he has re-visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore and added Borneo, and Myanmar to his portfolio following numerous extensive research trips of the region.

In 2015 Jack moved to our US office Boston where he is now based and has been acknowledged for the last three years running as one of the top Travel Specialists as featured on the Travel & Leisure A list. Jack has also added the United States, in particular the Deep South, to his area of expertise, following extensive domestic travel experiences over the last five year.

In his free time, Jack enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, walking, cycling, running and hiking. A sociable character, Jack enjoys attending shows, concerts and meeting with a wide group of friends.

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I did a tour in Vietnam in 1969 and often thought of going back.

Tydeman's client

Daniel Dybsetter traveled to Vietnam for 25 days in January 2017, organized by Jack

I did a tour in Vietnam in 1969, serving as an infantryman with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta. Over the years I had thought often of going back. I think I felt it would be good for me to see the country and the people without the effect of a war going on. This past winter my wife and I traveled to Thailand and took an extra week to go back to Vietnam. I had done some research about returning veterans and found Audley Travel on the internet. Jack was our country specialist and after several e-mail and phone conversations he designed an itinerary just for us. I was very pleased with our experience. Our personal guides and driver made every effort to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Vietnamese people are very welcoming and I found no animosity toward Americans. The country has changed so much since my first trip. I enjoyed our trip very much and I was happy that my wife could accompany me this time.
Female orang-utan, Kinabatangan River, Malaysian Borneo

I recommend visiting - Places to visit in Borneo

Lankayan Island is a great destination and your typical 'Robinson Crusoe' island situated about one and a half hours of the coast of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea.

Due to its close proximity to Turtle Island you are likely to see many turtles when you are snorkelling or diving on the house reef and the resort also has a small hatchery where you can see hatchlings being released into the sea.

This small idyllic island is a great place to spend a few days relaxing before continuing your wildlife experience.

Sandoway Resort, Ngapali

I recommend staying at - Sandoway Resort

First Class

Sandoway Resort located on Ngapali beach in the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar, is arguably one of the best resorts in the area with miles of pristine sand and very few tourists in comparison to the more developed beach destinations of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The resort is the ideal place to end your trip with a few days rest and relaxation in this intriguing and colorful country.

I'll never forget when…

Bako National Park covers 2,742 hectares of a rugged sand stone peninsula to the east of the Bako River near Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Millions of years of erosion have created an impressive and breathtaking coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays. Wave erosion at the base of the cliffs has carved many of the rocks into fantastically shaped sea arches and seastacks.

The coastline is also dotted by a sandstone cliff vegetation characteristic of Bako. Other major vegetation types include the mangrove forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, peat swamp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, and kerangas scrub on the plateau; it's possible to see just about every type of vegetation found on Borneo at Bako National Park.

Well worth a visit even to experience the novel way to enter the park- from the sea.

Photos of Jack

  • Jack at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Jack at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Jack in Wa Ale, Mergui Archepelago, Myanmar Jack in Wa Ale, Mergui Archepelago, Myanmar
  • Jack in Doha Jack in Doha
  • Jack riding an ATV in Siem Reap, Cambodia Jack riding an ATV in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Jack in Savannah, Georgia, USA Jack in Savannah, Georgia, USA
  • Jack in the Great Smokey Mountains, the Deep South, USA Jack in the Great Smokey Mountains, the Deep South, USA
  • Jack at Bawah Reserve, Indonesia Jack at Bawah Reserve, Indonesia
  • Jack on the boat from Bagan to Pakkokku, Myanmar Jack on the boat from Bagan to Pakkokku, Myanmar
  • Jack with a local family in the Central Highlands of Vietnam Jack with a local family in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
  • Jack and Audley colleague Alex with a local Chin elder in Kanpetlet, Chin State, Vietnam Jack and Audley colleague Alex with a local Chin elder in Kanpetlet, Chin State, Vietnam
  • Jack on a scooter excursion in Thailand Jack on a scooter excursion in Thailand
  • Jack on the top of Mingun Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar Jack on the top of Mingun Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Ubud, Bali Ubud, Bali
  • Jack in Thailand Jack in Thailand
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Jack in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Jack in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia