My name is Caroline and I'm a Travel Counsellor based in Doncaster, where I've lived for 10 years. I live with my partner, a toddler, a baby and a dog. There's never a dull moment, and we are finding out what it's like to travel with miniature people!
Travel has always been a passion of mine, and despite having visited over 45 countries in pretty much all of the continents (except for Antarctic - that's still on my bucket list) including a year living in South Korea, there is still so much of the world I want to see! This is why I find it exciting planning tailormade and bespoke trips for people. As your Travel Counsellor, I can help you create the perfect itinerary for you, be that a city break, a week in the sun, a ski break, a luxury cruise, your wedding and/or honeymoon, or a round-the-world trip (or anything else, really there are no limits).
It doesn't just stop at flights and accommodation either. I can also arrange travel insurance, tours and excursions, transfers, overland travel, vehicle hire, airport parking and departure lounges. Having worked in the travel industry and in customer focused roles for most of my working life, you can expect a trustworthy, reliable and friendly service, and everything you book is fully financially protected.
I aim to be with you (not literally!) every step of the way, providing brilliant customer service from the planning stage right through to after you travel.
In the words of Dr Seuss:
"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!"
So do get in touch to discuss the great places you want to visit and I will help you get on your way.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
Now more than ever, when booking travel, you need to make sure you have a trusted travel professional looking after you and your plans.
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I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
29 September 2020
For me, long gone are the days when I filled a backpack to last me for three months and headed off to a new country with no itinerary, and no plans other than to get there safely. Oh no, these days my travel adventures look very different! With a 20 month old toddler and a six month old baby thrown into the mix, going on holiday is a whole new ballgame, from the initial planning through to the packing and logistics of it all. Here are the top tips which I found invaluable on my recent holiday to Turkey....
27 December 2019
Between Christmas and New Year. Myself, Mr Caroline and the baby went on a three night city break to Prague. This destination was chosen mainly because the Christmas markets were still on, and we weren’t able to get away before the big day itself. Now, travelling with a nearly 11 month old is interesting! At that point she had been walking for about six weeks and – naturally - that is all she wanted to do. Of course, when you are on a plane the need to be safely strapped in doesn’t really resonate with a miniature human, so we...
Sent in by Nicky Birkinshaw
Doncaster, 09 January 2021
I booked a holiday cottage for the whole family through Caroline Dawson. Sadly, the holiday was cancelled at short notice due to the Covid19 restrictions. Whilst disappointed, I cannot praise Caroline enough. Booking the cottage initially was so easy. Caroline researched available cottages having collected a list of essential and desirable criteria from my family. Within a couple of days, she had identified 5 possibilities which were all excellent value and perfectly located. During the pandemic, the communication with Caroline was excellent; we received regular updates and advice from her. Once the decision was made to postpone, Caroline made all the necessary arrangements with the holiday provider and a full refund was made within a few days. I will certainly re-book the cottage at the first opportunity. Thank you, Caroline, for your hard work, commitment, and efficiency. I will be in touch as soon as possible and will highly recommend your service to friends, family and colleagues.
Sent in by Andy Holgate
Doncaster, 15 December 2020
I booked a trip to Las Vegas through Caroline at the start of the year .... and with the help from her , i had one of the best weeks of my life ! She arranged my flights, accommodation and even manage to get me two tickets to see the Tyson Fury v Wilder Heavyweight Boxing fight .... which for me , was a dream come true !! All at a very reasonable price. Nothing was too much trouble for her and i highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to book their dream vacation.
Sent in by Diane Hickey
Doncaster, 20 November 2020
Caroline supported us to book a holiday during a very tricky period - Covid meant we were restricted as to where we could go. We wanted to get away and not have to quarantine when we returned. Caroline spoke with us first to fully understand what we wanted in a holiday. Caroline then did all the work, finding, booking and securing the perfect holiday. We didn't have to lift a finger. Caroline even checked us in online and sent the boarding passes to us - something we always leave until the last minute. The whole process was seamless, we were able to get along with our busy lives whilst Caroline ensured we had a week a of leisure and rest in the most perfect spot. If you are in need of a break - hand it to Caroline and she will do the work - simples!
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01302 220 111