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Meet our Far East specialists

Our Far East specialists here at Scott Dunn have an incredible wealth of knowledge and passion for this vast, diverse and fascinating part of the world. Having each traveled extensively throughout the region, from China, Japan and Burma to the remote corners of Indonesia’s spice islands and everywhere in between, they have immersed themselves in unique cultures, encountered spectacular wildlife and discovered the truly unique experiences the Orient has to offer. The Far East team pride themselves on creating unique and unforgettable adventures amongst the colorful landscapes and exotic cultures of Asia, along with supremely relaxing beach escapes at some of the most spectacular hotels in the world.

Our Far East specialists have explored every corner of this diverse and fascinating part of the world. Each has traveled extensively throughout the region from China, Japan and Burma to the remotest corners of Indonesia’s spice islands. Selflessly, they've traversed Vietnam by motorbike, watched the sun rise over ancient temples, gorged themselves on delicious street food, immersed themselves in unique cultures and encountered spectacular wildlife, all in the name of research. They love to share their passion by creating unique, mind-blowing and personal adventures that reveal the very best of Asia just for you.

Charlotte Loughlin

Having spent almost a year backpacking my way around Asia, I am convinced the continent has it all for an unforgettable vacation. Whether its discovering the lively town of Siem Reap and the lost temples of Angkor, sipping on cocktails in Singapore or discovering the untouched beaches of Malaysia, Asia is full of surprises at every turn. It promises world class beaches, incredible wildlife, fascinating history and amazing culture, so whatever you're looking for, you are sure not to be disappointed in Asia.

Charlotte Winter

As soon as I graduated from university, I couldn’t get on the plane to New Zealand quick enough. I had always been enticed by the beautiful scenery, delicious food and wine, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and it’s safe to say, the country didn’t let me down. Highlights for me include hikes through the Abel Tasman National Park, helicopter rides to Milford Sound, and scenic boat trips in the beautiful Bay of Islands. [If you’re a keen adventurer and a fan of the great outdoors, then New Zealand is for you. Similarly, Australia offers something for everyone, from the famous Sydney Harbour to the Great Barrier Reef, and the dusty Outback to the extensive wineries in South Australia.

Ellen Fraser

Hailing from California, wanderlust has taken me far and wide, yet nowhere has captured my imagination more than Southeast Asia. From the first time I visited, I was hooked. From sampling delicious food in Thailand and exploring the limestone karsts of Halong Bay to discovering Cambodia's lesser known temples and venturing into the Laotian countryside, Asia has it all for the ultimate adventure.

Jack Mace

Having traveled the world over, I've fallen for Asia like no other place. The food, the people, the cultures, the temples, the adventure....I love it all.

Kirsty Cowie

My favorite part of traveling is the initial moment when you arrive somewhere new. Exploring the unfamiliar sights, smells, and faces is the adrenaline rush I’ve been chasing since I was young. I've been hiking in Fiji, learned the art of calligraphy in Japan and ate the freshest seafood in Indonesia, and there are still so many more places I want to explore.

Louise Brooks (née Huntington)

Since my back-packing days I have returned to the Far East time and time again, exploring far flung places such as the tribal island of Sumba in Indonesia and remote temples in Cambodia. In such an amazing part of the world I have been lucky enough to do some rather special things, such as climbing Bali's highest volcano, Mount Agung for sunrise, sampling delicious street food in Vietnam, learning to dive in the turquoise waters of the Gili Islands and enjoying a mojito in the world's highest bar in Hong Kong.

Louise Canton

After exploring Asia for three months, I fell hook line and sinker for this incredible continent, in particular Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. The warmth of the people, the glorious landscapes, the fascinating culture, it's hard not to love it. For passionate photographers like myself, it's a dream come true. My latest travels have taken me back to Vietnam and Cambodia, including Song Saa private island, to uncover even more thrilling experiences for my guests.

Maddie Lukes

I spent most of my time at university working and saving, waiting until I could finally go away traveling. When that day finally came, I got thoroughly overexcited and my planned six-month jaunt turned into me traveling and working abroad for just over two years! I started my adventure in South East Asia, and ever since I’ve had a soft spot for the magic and wonder of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Nicola Hatfield

Beautiful beaches, delectable cuisine and rich history are just some factors which continuously draw me back to Asia. The variety Thailand has to offer, means there really is something for everyone. The varying cuisine from North to South, island-hopping boat trips, unforgettable elephant experiences and the cacophony of sights and sounds in Bangkok blend to create a truly special country.

Sarah Rowan (née Baxter)

I take every opportunity to jump on a plane and go on an adventure. Each journey only furthers my appetite to see more of the world and working in travel provides the perfect opportunity to continue this goal and pass on my experiences and passion to others. Asia is a part of the world that captured me instantly and is somewhere that the more I see, the more I fall in love with. It has the most varied landscapes and cultures from the rice paddies in Bali, to the beaches of Vietnam. The food is the best in the world and the people are so engaging and passionate about their country, it always makes it hard to leave!

Vicky Hogg

I've always had a strong passion for travel and joined Scott Dunn in 2010 as an Asia specialist. My love of the Far East started aged 13, when I visited a friend in Indonesia. I was mesmerized by the culture, which hugely differed from what I was accustomed to growing-up in London, and the diverse way of life instantly captured my imagination. Since, I have been lucky enough to explore the country further, as well as sampling some of the delights of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand & Burma. The discoveries I have made and experiences I’ve had are once in a lifetime.

Victoria Reynolds

Living in Bali for three months led me to the conclusion that I wanted to dedicate myself to a career in travel, a huge passion of mine. I found the local culture mesmorising, and living in a homestay of a local family really enabled me to experience the Hinduism culture first hand.

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