A Bostonian, Matt started his career in travel as a commercial pilot after graduating from the University of South Florida. Not wanting to miss the action on the ground, he changed gears and began organizing group travel to Central America and the Caribbean. Through extensive educational trips Matt uncovered local cultural secrets, new destinations and quality lodging to ensure client satisfaction.
Upon joining Audley as a country specialist, his travels led him all over Southeast Asia. After spending more than a month in Thailand and Burma, Matt developed an intimate knowledge of the local culture, accommodations, and must see's. He is particularly fond of sampling the local cuisine in Southeast Asia. Matt will try anything once - from fried grasshoppers in Bangkok to street food in Yangon.
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Matthew's Most Memorable Experience
My most memorable experience in Thailand was jumping in the water with the elephants in Kanchanaburi. My guide arranged a one-on-one experience after the other tourists left the camp. Not only did I get to enter the river where the elephants were bathing, I also got to ride one of them out of the water with the careful guidance of its mahout. This experience would have never happened without the personal knowledge of my private guide.