I’m always on a mission to get outside my comfort zone and see more of the world. Nothing makes me happier than hiking through the next unfamiliar national park or taking in all the sensations of a new culture.
That inner desire compelled me to live and study in Australia at a young age. I was able to travel throughout the country, as well as visit Fiji and Thailand, where my love for Southeast Asia started. I was captivated by the busy streets of Thailand and its picture-perfect beaches. Still eager to explore, I embarked on an extensive trip of Japan.
At Audley, I’m able to combine my experience in wedding planning and my passion for travel to help others. Some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had on my travels include partaking in a monk blessing, coming eye-to-eye with a Komodo dragon and having dinner with a geisha in Kyoto.
Our expectations of the entire trip were exceeded due to the first class service provided by Audley.
LeeAnn Rogalski traveled to Thailand for 16 days in January 2018, organized by Brittany K
Our trip to Thailand was amazing thanks to our travel planner Brittany, and the service provided by Audley. We sincerely enjoyed our visit to Chiang Rai. We toured the White Temple, coffee plantations and tea plantations. Our guide Anek made the tour extra special with his personal connections. We got a 'Behind the Scenes' tour of the White Temple workshop. Our expectations of the entire trip were exceeded due to the first class service provided by Audley.
I'll never forget when…
On my recent trip to Japan, I was fortunate to stay overnight on the beautiful Miyajima Island off Hiroshima's mainland. As soon as I arrived on the island, I was made to feel welcome — from the local people to the curious deer that call Miyajima home. I began to hike Mount Misen the afternoon I arrived and met wonderful people from around the world on the way up. When I reached the top I was so blown away by the unexpected beauty of the surrounding islands, I promised myself I would do the three-hour hike again at sunrise the next morning. At 5am, before the day trippers came over to the island, I made the trek up to the summit — I didn’t see a single soul during the entire journey up. Reaching the top and looking out, I felt completely free. I was speechless and exhausted, but at the same time felt an overwhelming sense of relaxation.