Jake Clarkson

Jake Clarkson

Travel Specialist

Jake Clarkson

Travel Specialist

My first trip outside of Europe was when I was 14 to Malaysia. It was here when I contracted the incurable travel bug! I was amazed by the culture, the food and the surroundings of Asia so when I had enough money in the bank to travel that’s exactly where I headed. At 21 I embarked on a tour through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Malaysia. Once I came home I realised I wanted more and after couple of years I was off again, this time to Australia. I worked my way around the country saving up money as I went. I then travelled into Indonesia then back to see old friends in Thailand and Cambodia. As I headed home I stopped off in Germany, Belgium and Holland before coming back to surprise my Mum on her birthday 11 months and 18 days after I left! Around 18 months later I got another itch so I decided to do something different and head to Ghana and volunteer as a teacher. My travels helped me create new memories, meet new people and expand my horizons which is exactly what we try to do at Turquoise.


Turquoise Travel Diaries: Chamarel, Mauritius

16th October 2019
by Jake Clarkson

Welcome to the Turquoise Travel Diaries, a collection of interviews, stories, and excerpts from our fabulous team, as they travel around the world. Here at Turquoise, we pride ourselves on our unrivalled knowledge of the destinations in which we specialise, so we can provide honest, expert advice to all our guests and fellow travellers. This […]

Top 5 excursions in Indonesia

12th November 2018
by Jake Clarkson

There is so much to see in Indonesia, we have pulled together our top 5 excursions in Indonesia that must be on your list… Mount Bromo Mount Bromo is located in east Java and should definitely be on the list for travellers who seek a sense of adventure. The best time to see Mount Bromo is […]


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