Since finishing his studies in 2004, Mat has lived and breathed all things travel. He's ventured out on several worldwide journeys, supplemented by eight years of experience working in the UK travel industry. Over four separate trips he has also worked, lived and travelled all over Australia, and spent a summer coaching football in America.
Along the way Mat has enjoyed unforgettable experiences, including fulfilling a boyhood dream of experiencing Boca Juniors vs River Plate in Argentina (and the steaks). However, his heart has always been in Southeast Asia, with his Thailand visits now into double figures and Indonesia slowly catching up. He's also travelled extensively to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, which gives great perspective as each country offers something different.
Being a huge foodie, Mat loves the fiery flavours of Southeast Asia. As an avid surfer Bali always has a special attraction for Mat too. For a true experience Mat always recommends including extra time to wander and lose one's self in a destination. Mat is also a keen film maker, recently co-producing and acting in a film which premiered at a London Cineworld, as well as making regular video blogs from his travels.
Start planning your trip to Southeast Asia with Mat by calling
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I'll never forget when…
On a day trip from the beautiful island of Bohol in the Philippines, we travelled across the calm turquoise waters to explore and snorkel the protected reef around nearby tiny Pamilacan Island. Travelling by local fishing boat we hoped to see some dolphins en route, which we did, but we also were joined by a family of sperm whales, basking with their young all around our tiny little boat.
Another water-based experience was snorkelling with a school of 30 to 40 majestic manta ray in the Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Both experiences really touched me and made me realise just how lucky I am.