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Carl Meadows

Carl has been with Regent holidays since 2004 and is one of our leading experts on the Caucasus and North and South Korea.

 He has led dozens of tours, and knows some of our more uncommon destinations like no one else. With 20 plus trips to North Korea alone under his belt, Carl is regularly called upon by the BBC, The Times and other media outlets to comment on the country.

From Carl: I joined Regent in 2004 after two years living in Mongolia. From Bosnia to Burma, I have always enjoyed more unusual destinations - and that’s why I love leading tours for Regent. In my time here I have had enough weird, wonderful and memorable experiences to fill a lifetime; whether posing as a scientist to get our inaugural Chernobyl tour group into “the zone,” being given a private train carriage for the 9000km journey all the way from Pyongyang to Moscow or being followed by the Turkmen KGB. My tours are always an adventure.

My true labour of love is developing our North Korea tours and I have had the opportunity to visit this unique, propaganda-filled country more than 20 times. In many cases, we have been the first ever western tours into certain cities and regions.

One of my favourite tours at the moment is our pioneering North Korea tour – exactly for that reason – we’re visiting regions and cities very few people get to see.

Our trip up to the provincial capital of Chongjin is especially rare, while the chance to visit an everyday market in Rajin is completely unique. If you want to see North Korea beyond Pyongyang, this is the tour to take.

I have also worked on creating a pioneering tour that travels through Abkhazia, a forgotten, ex-soviet breakaway state in the Caucasus that offers visitors the opportunity to watch as a region unofficially recognised as a country begins to flourish following a turbulent past few decades. 

 

 

Emma Brown

Travel has always been my passion and there is no better feeling than fulfilling someone’s dream to travel on a day to day basis at Regent Holidays.

Having worked in the travel industry now for a number of years, I have been extremely fortunate to have visited many incredible countries.

Most recently I travelled to Borneo in June 2019 and fell in love with this incredible country.

I explored the buzzing capital, Kota Kinabalu, visited the young orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, and spent several days exploring Kinabatangan River in search of rainforest wildlife.

The wildlife you can see in Borneo is unprecedented. We saw orangutans, proboscis monkeys, hornbills, many types of birds, a crocodile. One of the highlights was definitely our guide stopping the boat for tea and biscuits while we waited for pygmy elephants to hopefully make an appearance!

As with much of Asia, going with the flow results in some of the most special experiences that you wouldn’t get anywhere else, and this was a classic example of that.

Ellie Marr

From a young age I was always fascinated by anything to do with travel and geography.

My favourite pastime was to flick through an Atlas, picking a different continent each time, exploring it on paper and hoping, one day, to visit it in person. Now as part of my role at Regent Holidays, and in my own time, I have been lucky enough to visit many of those countries I dreamt of.

One of my most memorable travel experiences was in 2008 when I spent two months in China as a volunteer at the Beijing Olympic Games.  This was a great opportunity to really get under the skin of this fascinating country and meet some of the friendliest people.

My favourite place to travel is Croatia. For those looking to escape the crowds, I recommend spending some time in Split.  Playing second fiddle to Dubrovnik, Split is Croatia’s often overlooked gem and I could spend hours here exploring the Diocletian’s Palace and discovering its hidden quarters. And if you are driving to Split from Dubrovnik, there are ample opportunities to see off-the-beaten-track sights.

Read more about my travels to Regent Holiday's destinations in my blog