A Boston native, Eric was first exposed to travel on a trip to Italy during high school. The travel bug had bitten, and he decided that exploration was a priority after graduating. Deferring his acceptance to college for a year, he got a work visa and headed for New Zealand, where he spent a year with a company building timber water tanks. He also had the chance to travel extensively around the whole country, both with work and independently.
Eric continued to feed his wanderlust by attending Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having studied Italian with Tourism Management, he spent his third year in Rimini, Italy. Upon graduating, he returned to Boston, working as a fundraiser and also in insurance. Realizing that his passion for travel wasn't being satisfied, he joined Audley when the opportunity arose. He's recently returned to New Zealand and also travelled extensively through Australia, learning vast amounts about its wildlife, ecology and history of its diverse indigenous peoples
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Everything went off without a hitch, a testament to Audley’s attention to detail.
Bill and Carrie Cole traveled to French Polynesia for 10 days in May 2018, organized by Eric
Around the time of our third wedding anniversary, I informed my wife that we were going to go to Bora Bora for our 20th anniversary. Thanks to Audley Travel and Country Specialist Eric, we were able to make our dream a reality. I informed Eric of our interest in visiting Bora Bora, our budget, and dates of travel. He was always professional and extremely patient with my questions and suggestions. It was a true collaboration. Everything went off without a hitch, a testament to Audley’s attention to detail.
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Jim Jim Falls in the Kakadu National Park is reached only by driving down a 4WD track during the dry season. The hike to the falls becomes more of a rock hop at the bottom of gorgeous rock escarpments. On the plus side, the rocky road to the falls makes it impassable to crocodiles, so the lagoon at the base of the falls is safe to swim in.
After a long tiring trek, plunging into the pure water was a welcoming rush, prompting me to swim out to the falls, where the mist created rainbows, which bounced across the rock formations. Lazily wading back, looking up at the falls and the surrounding reds and greens of the escarpments, was by far the most memorable swim of my life.