About my business and me
Hi, I’m Dean, and thank you for visiting my page. I am an independent travel adviser for Travel Counsellors and run my own business based in Swindon. Offering you a true one-to-one personalised travel service it means I will always be available at the time that suits you not the other way round. With access to some of the best offers in the industry, everything you book with me is 100% financially protected by either the Travel Counsellors Financial Trust or ATOL, it is the best financial protection in the industry.
With over 15 years’ experience in travel, my forte is specialising in tailoring itineraries and creating experiences out of this world. I can arrange every aspect of your travel needs from weddings, group and sporting events, car hire, package deals, tailor-made, flights only, cruise, and long-haul.
I have good knowledge of Dubai and Australia having visited numerous times and love to build bespoke packages incorporating Cruises but I am equally happy at building the action-packed holiday that many people enjoy. For me, getting you the holiday you want is paramount and I will leave no stone unturned to make sure you get the holiday you and your family deserve making sure I listen to my clients and get a real understanding of exactly what you want.
By letting me take the stress of organising your trip away you can be safe in the knowledge that you can sit back and relax or go exploring knowing that I have taken care of all the paperwork and all you need to think about is what to pack ( Because legally I’m not allowed to do that for you )
I look forward to hearing from you soon
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:-
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.
12 September 2020
Travelling in a global pandemic is not something I ever thought i would experience and hopefully, it's not something we have to go through for much longer (please someone create a vaccine!!). So when I was invited to travel to Spain to check out the facilities of the amazing Ikos Andalusia I had to book something very last minute and just roll with it. I had a week booked off work since the end of july but had nothing booked. It would mean I have to self isolate for 14 days but now working from home and the fact I...
12 May 2020
I was travelling on a budget, so my route from San Jose to La Fortuna was on a public bus. There are other options but these still involve road and would involve a private driver or being on a more privately-owned minibus. The bus station has security guards and plenty of food options which is great for comfort and peace of mind. The bus itself was very spacious and comfortable, but if using public transport, I would recommend making sure you are in the queue quite early to get a seat, as passengers will stand as more people get on. The...
12 May 2020
Monteverde: The distance between the two is not particularly far, but the journey can take over 4 hours as the roads are windy and the elevation increases a lot on the way there. One option is to go by road only and buses or a private driver/van hire can take you direct to Monteverde. The alternate option is a mixture of a shared/private van, boat, and then another van. This leg of travel started with a 30-40 minute ride to Lake Arenal. Upon arrival at the lake, you are struck with the most beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano directly...
19 April 2020
That’s me! Those that know me will tell you that during my life I have made a few wrong decisions and at the time of writing this I have no doubt a few of you are thinking he’s done it again but it’s strange that during these crazy times that I am strangely optimistic. Am I worried? Too right I am but the reason I took the plunge and decided to do this was that I simply love travel and so do most people which is why I firmly believe that when this is over we will see a holiday boom. I...
09 April 2020
Hello It seems very strange to be writing a blog in these extraordinary times but for my own sanity, I thought, why not? So why not start with the one place our family call our happy place, Dubai As a family we have now visited Dubai numerous times, in fact, our first time was as a couple where my wife simply fell in love with the place and I wouldn’t be exaggerating by saying she fell in love with Dubai quicker than I managed to woo her ?? The moment we left the airport in fact and it only got better and...
01 September 2019
Costa Rica It’s been 9 months since I visited Costa Rica as part of a 9 week trip of Central and South America. Including where I went on this trip, I have been fortunate enough to visit 43 countries and have lived/worked in 4. Travelling has been a huge part of my life for about 7 years now and I really hope that this blog will make you consider adding Costa Rica to your bucket list. It’s a place of genuine beauty, ranging from nature to the personalities of the local people. Here is my story of 2-week experience of one of the...
Sent in by Rebecca Bean
Wiltshire, 01 March 2021
Dean helped us book our holiday for 2022. very friendly, honest and helpful, and quick to respond giving us lots of information for our trip. we highly recommend Dean to book your holiday. We will definitely use him again for further bookings
Sent in by Richard Jordan
Swindon, 22 February 2021
I can’t recommend Dean highly enough. We decided to use him based on the recommendations. Dean was absolutely brilliant from day 1. Providing advice, suggestions and put together a dream trip to Dubai for us. We were so looking forward to it before the COVID situation hit. However, it was during this time that Dean went on to further surpass any expectations we could’ve had. Unfortunately, we decided to make the difficult decision to cancel our trip. Despite the fact that he was knowingly losing his income, he was supportive and informative. He duly went about making all the arrangements and was able to secure us a full refund, including our deposit. The money was returned to me in a timely and efficient manner. Dean was professional, courteous and kept us updated throughout the entire process. A completely different experience to previous package holidays we’ve had through High Street Travel Agents. I won’t be using anyone else for future holidays. As soon as we’re able to, Dean will be my first point of contact for our next holiday.
Sent in by Gemma George
Swindon, 20 November 2020
Super excited to be jetting off to beautiful Dubai next year after Dean pulled a fantastic half term break for the family. The best price; better service and an out-of-this-world hotel! Didn’t think we’d be getting the opportunity so soon after C-19 to visit such an amazing and iconic place. Big thank you to Dean for working on this. The family and I are the most excited!!! Booking a holiday with you was a pleasure rather than a worry; you’ve made the whole process easy and at such a fab price. All bookings will go through you moving forward.
Sent in by Linzy Loscombe
Swindon, 20 November 2020
Had an amazing trip organised by Dean can’t recommend using him enough. It was the first time using a travel advisor and I will never go away without using him again. He made everything easy and effortless and was there at the end of the phone for any questions that we had. I was under the impression you had to pay for a travel advisor but the cost comes from the other side and not the person travelling. The fact dean is well-traveled and had stayed in the place we stayed made it even better as he could recommend places to visit etc. We were looked after from our front door all through the trip and back home again. This was during the pandemic and all went fantastic. Thank you dean for giving us literally a trip of a lifetime xx
Sent in by Vee Razzo
SWINDON, 17 July 2020
Dean has been absolutely brilliant over the past 4 weeks, despite our holiday not being booked through him. Unfortunately we had our holiday cancelled and the tour operator was far from helpful, Dean reassured us and helped guide us down the correct avenues and we have now managed to be refunded! It is such a relief and we felt in very capable hands throughout. We will certainly be using Dean for future travel arrangements, as our experience has shown just how dependable and knowledgeable he is. Thanks again!
Sent in by Lesley Ann
Swindon, 17 July 2020
Dean has been brilliant with our holiday request, finding all the different possible options that we can have. Going above and beyond, he has quoted everything up. Once this lockdown is over we will be ready to go. Thank you Dean
Sent in by Gemma George
SWINDON, 17 July 2020
Super excited to be jetting off to beautiful Dubai next year after Dean pulled a fantastic half term break for the family. The best price; better service and an out of this world hotel! Didn’t think we’d be getting the opportunity so soon after C-19 to visit such an amazing and iconic place. Big thank you to Dean for working on this. The family and I are the most excited!!! Booking a holiday with you was a pleasure rather then a worry; you’ve made the whole process easy and at such a fab price. All bookings will go through you moving forward.
Sent in by Darren Galbraith
Hungerford, 08 April 2020
Dean is the consummate professional, he will listen to your needs and help with your problems. Dean has helped me and my family many times in the last couple of years. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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 01793 940 090