After working in the telecoms industry and spending his downtime and holidays travelling the world with his wife and children, Tom decided to change his passion for travel into a career. Tom's travel experience started with a five week trip to Thailand, which gave him the travel bug and showed him how easy it is to see the world.
Two years later, Tom was embarking on a nine month trip around the world, an epic journey, which took him through South America, to Australia, around the whole of SE Asia, finishing in India and Nepal.
As an avid trekker, Tom is always looking for the next mountain to climb, which has found him at the top of Mt Kinabaloo in Borneo, walking the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu in Peru, climbing to the peak of Mt Toubkal in Morocco and at the base camp of Mount Everest. He has always been drawn back to Thailand by the amazing cuisine, fascinating culture and breathtaking views where he and his wife most recently travelled with their son, Alfie, who is becoming an experienced traveller, aged three.
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I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience is the day I got to spend with a Thai family in Chang Mai, Thailand. The day started with a walk around the home, an introduction to the family and an insight into Lana traditions, making me feel extremely welcome and quite at home.
Once settled I was taken for a walk around the garden where the family grow all their own ingredients and medicines, and I helped to gather a few things for our meal. At lunch time I was included in the meal preparations and was given my own dishes to prepare along with the other family members. After lunch I was shown how to make a cheroot and tried my hand at basket weaving.
Being Thai for a day was something I'll always remember.