Born in Australia to American parents, Veronica spent her childhood living in Australia, different parts of the US, France, and Switzerland. After graduating with a Sociology degree from Colorado College, Veronica moved to Iceland to work on a film-making project for an eco-village there and then moved to a South Korean island called Jeju to teach English Literature at a private school for a year.
While she lived in Korea, Veronica was able to use time off to travel to Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, and Mongolia. In addition to her passion for travel, Veronica is also an avid photographer, artist, and outdoorsman. She spins wool and weaves blankets on floor looms, backcountry skis, fishes often, scuba dives, sails, bakes bread, and has a knack for hosting wildly fun dinner parties.
With Audley, Veronica has had the opportunity to travel extensively through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and looks forward to sharing her excitement for and expertise in the Indochina region with you.
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I'll never forget when…
While I was staying in Mai Chau, I had the opportunity to visit a smaller Hmong village further up in the mountains. As I tend to feel most energized by mountainous landscapes and rural communities, I was already excited to spend time with the Hmong tribe. When I arrived as an obvious outsider, the whole village was incredibly warm towards me, practically showering me with rice wine and smiles. The local men were having a big, mostly-barefoot, soccer tournament on a dirt field with bamboo goals and invited me to play on one of the teams. Playing soccer with them and being able to connect in an authentic way without speaking a common language was really something special and a memory I look back on fondly!