Leading a young and dynamic team across Asia, gives me a huge sense of pride and privilege. Working amongst such dedicated professionals, passionate about their country, regions and specialities is truly inspiring and my daily motivation to share this with as many people as possible. Working in an industry that gets the chance to create those "once in a lifetime moments" is fantastic, it is also how I operate, as everyones moments are different, we need to understand clearly what it is that you desire and then make this come alive for you!
Treating every single person as an individual, delivering them the moments that they recall time after time, sharing those with their loved ones, to have you reflect on the time with us as the greatest trip of your life, this is what we aspire to achieve!
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travel was introduced to me very early in life, it soon became more obvious it would shape my future far greater than I had imagined, I thought I would be an English footballer, cricketer or swimmer obviously! However, after reality had decided my pursuits of sporting greatness would not be realized, it was clear my passion of travel had already been in place for some time, traveling through Europe and North Africa before the end of my teens, which included many trips on my own even as school boy my desire to see more and international relationships created made this relatively easy to do, well to me it was easy.... Spending holidays exploring Greece and the islands in particular resinate with me to this day, the diversity of the country, the opening arms of the locals, the clear waters and clean beaches, to a teenage boy it was almost enough to make you think you need not venture any further.
However, my family did travel further and fortunately they even invited me to join them, before long I had been to many more destinations and continents. As I sat deciding on my future career, looking at another stunning sunset during our "last family" vacation, with no calls about my sporting careers, my decision was a simple one, to make travel not my job but my life. Now, some 21 years later it is still a huge part of my life, one that has taken me further than I ever imagined, living in America for 5 years and now in Asia for 6 years and counting, it is one I am exceedingly happy I made.
I love to travel, I love to tell others my tales and expereinces, I love to arrange them their trips and give them the same feelings I have. Whether your first trip or an experienced traveller, I want to make the feelings the same as I have had for so long about travel, that sense of excitement and enjoyment and to return home painting pictures with your words, making others want to leave their comfort zones and travel more.... "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have been fortunate to have so many incredible and unique experiences, It is hard to pick one that stands out as they all have special meanings for the time. Watching a shower of falling stars under the clearest skies of Northern Thailand, one after another they fell with crystal clear skies, no light pollution, with just me and my family present is one. Perhaps my first scuba dive experience with sharks in the wild another. Being the first English person a village had ever met in Vietnam another moment that makes you feel the world is still much bigger than we imagine! Being taken in as member of family in Thailand as they prepared the best beef they could afford at that time, it was beef stomach which was at best chewy, the faces of the family smiling made it easy to swallow though. Eating a fresh caught lunch at a tiny tavern on a Greek beach, having to explain although I brought the seafood, I do not eat it.
Trying to sell my sister to camel herder in the deserts of Northern Africa, I was offered 3 before my mother realized my intentions... The list is almost endless!
For me each travel experience is unique, creating more of them is my passion, now for my family as well. Although they may not be as "
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Recent trip reviews for Andy
Vietnam post medical clinic, Vietnam - Jan 5 - Jan 7, 2018
Everything from KimKim was great. I had a large group with a lot of moving parts. Andy was calm, cool, and collected each step of the way. I had some people in the group who extended their stays for private tours - Andy helped them each individually and gave them exactly what they wanted. I couldn't have asked for more. The chat setup made communication easy, payment was a simple link, and when one member of my group had an emergency visa problem, KimKim stepped in and got it done in... read more
First time in vietnam , Vietnam - Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
Had a fantastic trip. Well worth it. I would recommend Kimkim to anyone that would like their trip organised for them. Andy was really easy to communicate with and our guide Dat was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Vietnam, Vietnam - Nov 27 - Dec 13, 2017
The trip was simply amazing. We loved all our hotels as well as our guides. The only area we were disappointed with was communication with Andy. He never checked in with us once during our 17 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. When we emailed him from the states he was slow to respond and sometimes failed to address our questions. When we emailed him from Vietnam he was slow to respond, sometimes inaccurate in his responses and one time failed to respond at all, regarding a timely issue.
North vietnam & laos, Vietnam - Jul 1 - Jul 21, 2017
The trip planning was great. Trying to get 7 people organized was like trying to herd cats, but all our requests were handled well.
Vietnam and thailand, Vietnam - May 29 - Jun 17, 2017
Andy went through all the details prior to our visit, so when we arrived, the trip was tailored to exactly what we had asked. The organization, once we were in Vietnam, was excellent. Someone was always waiting to meet us, and the guides were all friendly and informative.
No effort was spared to make little tweaks and changes. Correspondence was friendly and made us feel very comfortable about trusting Andy with our trip.
Northern vietnam, Vietnam - May 10 - May 17, 2017
Really impressive timely response and really appreciated the flexibility to make changes to accommodate different dates. Having now visited Vietnam our only comment would be that it would perhaps have been good to get more and wider suggestions to choose from to tailor the trip e.g. a cooking experience or an interesting stop on the car journey from Sapa to Hanoi. it did feel a bit as if we were on the 'standard' tourist circuit that could have been booked fairly easily locally - although the... read more
Myanmar, laos and cambodia, Laos - Mar 15 - Apr 7, 2017
Overall, the trip was very good. There could have been a lot more communication about the daily itinerary and I wish that there had been more optionality provided for what was done each day. For example, when visiting the Elephant Sanctuary, there were several tour options that the sanctuary provided, but one of the tour was just selected for me without providing me an option (when I would have preferred to be on another tour). Also, I feel like many of the days ended the activities... read more