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Jackie in the Lake District, England

Jackie, Europe, Middle East & USA Specialist

Jackie's passion for travel started in college when she moved from Southern California to attend school across the country in Florida. In her junior year she circumnavigated the globe, visiting 13 countries and 5 continents, learning about the different cultures.

Jackie has been with Audley since 2015, where she first started out as a specialist for the Europe and Middle East regions. Wherever she visits Morocco, Egypt, or even Ireland, she always seems to be drawn to dramatic landscapes, local cuisine, and the charming local people in these regions. Although there is so much to explore in the world she's always had a soft spot for her home state of California and dedicates at least one week each year to travel back home to visit her favorite spots. Being from San Diego she usually stays active with hikes, biking, kayaking, snorkeling and even scuba diving, but she's also enjoyed the long drives up the coast, visiting stunning spots like Big Sur and Monterey.

Jackie is keen to pass on her knowledge and passion in helping others experience the great wonders of exploring parts of Europe, the Middle East and California.

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Audley Travel and the people of Egypt are dream makers

Luxor Egypt

Dave & Kim D. traveled to Egypt for 8 days in December 2015, organized by Jackie Roth

Thank you for helping us experience the greatest trip that we've ever been on. The greeters at the airport, drivers and guides were all class acts. The booklet you sent us ahead of our trip was very helpful and we referred to it often. It was an excellent guide and reminder for the various elements of the trip. Both Kim and I appreciate the way to quickly answered all of our emails and calls with our various questions and concerns. Being in Egypt was magical. It was a genuine dream come true for both of us.
Portree, the Isle of Skye

I recommend visiting - Isle of Skye

There is something incredible and soul-cleansing about the contrast between lush, towering peaks and the nearly uninhabited valleys in the Isle of Skye. The scenery alone left me short of breath. With all 'one-way' winding roads out to Skye, it is certainly harder to get to than most places, which makes the visit that much more rewarding.

The local fishing village of Portree, perched on a hillside overlooking the bay, is filled with amazing restaurants which all promote and use locally farmed produce. Some unique experiences in Skye include hiking the Old Man of Storr, or even fly fishing with a local gillie. Of course, after every long day, it's always fun to end up at a local pub for a refreshing beverage.

Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

I recommend staying at - Ballynahinch Castle

Deluxe

Ballynahinch Castle, nestled in the heart of Connemara National Park in Ireland, is without a doubt, my favorite accommodation. It's a luxurious, yet unpretentious retreat located on 450 acres of private woodland, rivers, and walking trails.

Ballynahinch is great for people of all ages as they offer several activities and private guided excursions on site, including their famous salmon fishery experience, with a local gillie. It's such a great way to experience the untouched nature of Ireland — and it's pretty nice to get off the grid for a few days.

I'll never forget when…

While staying in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, I had the opportunity of spending the day with one of the expert park rangers, and experiencing it from their 'behind-the-scenes' point of view. We started by hopping in his Land Rover and off-roading through the park, passing wild bulls, horses, families of sheep and even new-born lambs. Once we’d got to a lookout point where the trees cleared, our ranger set up a lovely picnic lunch, overlooking the snow-capped mountain range in the distance.

After an unforgettable lunch, we continued driving through the National Park where we came across a herd of roe deer. Our ranger whistled and in a heartbeat, they came running over the hill, where I had the opportunity of feeding the deer right from the palm of my hands. To cap everything off, I ended the day by fly fishing on a completely desolate lake, with an expert gillie.

Photos of Jackie

  • Jackie hiking 'Potato Chip Rock' in San Diego, California Jackie hiking 'Potato Chip Rock' in San Diego, California
  • Jackie hiking Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego, California Jackie hiking Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego, California
  • Jackie in a face-off with a local seal in San Diego, California Jackie in a face-off with a local seal in San Diego, California
  • Jackie in the Cairngorms, Scotland Jackie in the Cairngorms, Scotland
  • Jackie with the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Jackie with the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • Jackie at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England Jackie at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England
  • Jackie at Dashur pyramid in Giza, Egypt Jackie at Dashur pyramid in Giza, Egypt
  • Exploring Medina in Essaouira Exploring Medina in Essaouira
  • Jackie at the Citadel in Cairo Jackie at the Citadel in Cairo
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Riding a camel at the Giza Pyramids Riding a camel at the Giza Pyramids

Photos taken by Jackie

  • Connemara beach Connemara beach
  • Newly born lambs Newly born lambs
  • Sheep in Ireland Sheep in Ireland
  • Inis Mor cliffs Inis Mor cliffs
  • Silver Strand Silver Strand
  • Connemara Connemara