Philip was born a dedicated globetrotter. Throughout his life, he travelled around North America, Europe, Australia and Asia on multiple occasions. He also lived in Tokyo for four years as a child, which further increased his desire to see the world and immerse himself in different cultures.
Deciding to delve deeper into Asia, Philip majored in Asian Studies at Saint John's University in Minnesota. After graduation, he worked as a teacher and tutor at Bunkyo Gakuin University, located in the heart of Tokyo, for seven months. While abroad, he was able to see and experience some of Tokyo's many hidden treasures.
Returning to the United States, Philip missed being fully involved in his greatest passion in life, global travel, so he joined Audley Travel. He hopes to introduce people to the joys and adventures each country can bring to visitors, beginning with a country that has always had a special place in his heart, Japan.
Outside of travelling, Philip is a major gourmet, film and TV fan, wine and spirit enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors.
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I'll never forget when…
My most memorable experience in Japan would have to be when my colleagues and I received a personal tour of the Geisha district in Kyoto by geisha aficionado, Duncan. In the past, being a geisha had been a more viable option, but in today's time, only a very small minority of Japanese girls grow up to enter the special realm of geisha. For me, to witness the composed and refined geisha walk the streets in person was, quite literally, a walk into the past. This experience of a lifetime has proven to be quite significant in my lengthy list of adventures abroad, something that will not be forgotten.