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Lauren, Southeast Asia Specialist

Lauren's passion for Southeast Asia started before she could ride a bike when she caught a glimpse of Thailand's amazing temples on television. Her passion led her to study international relations at Simmons College while focusing on Southeast Asian politics and economics. She was able to explore the region in depth when she studied abroad in Thailand, examining human rights issues throughout the region and learning from refugees and locals on both sides of the Thai-Myanmar border.

After graduating, Lauren started teaching pre-algebra and then moved into an analyst role in the energy industry. Her passion for travel and Southeast Asia soon led her to Audley where she was able to feed her travel bug by further exploring Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Since starting at Audley, Lauren has been able to visit Southeast Asia several times, and she can’t wait for her next trip.

When not working or planning her next adventure Lauren is a huge foodie and loves cooking and eating new things, reading, attempting to learn new languages, and watching a good movie.

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Lauren, an Audley Travel specialist

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1-844-250-3405

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Photos of Lauren

Lauren on a fishing tour in Vietnam Lauren on a fishing tour in Vietnam
Lauren trying her hand at farming in Vietnam Lauren trying her hand at farming in Vietnam
Lauren at Kuang Si Falls Lauren at Kuang Si Falls
Cooking in Tuk Tuks Cooking in Tuk Tuks
Lauren visiting Ayutthaya, Thailand Lauren visiting Ayutthaya, Thailand
Lauren at Pura Tirta Empul in Ubud Lauren at Pura Tirta Empul in Ubud

Photos taken by Lauren

Mother and baby elephants at Patara Elephant Farm Mother and baby elephants at Patara Elephant Farm
The view from Topas Ecolodge The view from Topas Ecolodge
Restaurant and lounge at Topas Ecolodge Restaurant and lounge at Topas Ecolodge
Children fishing in the Nam Ou Children fishing in the Nam Ou
Local fisherman on the Nam Ou Local fisherman on the Nam Ou
Offerings at a local temple in Bali Offerings at a local temple in Bali
A curious baby orangutan in the national park A curious baby orangutan in the national park
Kayaking in Vang Vieng Kayaking in Vang Vieng
Garuda statue outside a Balinese temple Garuda statue outside a Balinese temple
Local woodcarver in Ubud Local woodcarver in Ubud
Volcano view in Bali Volcano view in Bali
Alpha male in Tanjung Puting Alpha male in Tanjung Puting

I heartily recommend Audley as a travel planner. The service was excellent and the trip exceeded our expectations.

Leslie Knight traveled to Vietnam for 24 days in March 2015, organized by Lauren

Lauren's knowledge and enthusiasm for Vietnam and Thailand was amazing. She is a good listener and is excellent at creating experiences that were tailor-made for our interests. She was spot on! I heartily recommend Audley as a travel planner. The service was excellent and the trip exceeded our expectations. It was the perfect mix of experiences! It will be difficult to top this adventure in Southeast Asia.

Lauren's Most Memorable Experience

Most memorable experience: Watching dawn break over the haunting beauty of Ta Phrom in Siem Reap, Cambodia was unforgettable. The enormous trees whose roots have taken over most of the temple also filter the light to make the morning eerie and peaceful. No matter where I turned, I was reminded that nature is more powerful than anything people can come up with. The roots have crept between tiny cracks in the rocks of the temple and warped the entire structure as they’ve grown. The best part was that with everyone flocking to Angkor Wat for sunrise, I had Ta Phrom completely to myself and I could stare at it in awe, uninterrupted.

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