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My name is Elaine Simpson: I live in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire with my husband, Rod Bailey, who is a retired fine art lecturer.

My passion is Australia - I’ve been a Tourism Australia Aussie Specialist for many years, visiting over 20 times; plus I’m a New Zealand Kiwi specialist and an expert in Round the World journeys.

My 40+ years travel experience started in university travel offices which gave me an unrivalled knowledge of airline and rail routes and off-the-beaten-track destinations, as a lot of the students and lecturers came from, or travelled to, some far-out places!

In 1989 I started my own travel agency for independent travellers and was presented to HRH the Prince of Wales having won a competition for start-up businesses in the Calderdale area. Late in June 2008 I closed that business down and joined Travel Counsellors - the best decision I have made in my career.

I’ve travelled widely throughout Australasia, North America, Asia, Europe, Mexico and South Africa; have specialist accreditations also for Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai etc, so I can offer a comparable service to all regions with the extensive and highly professional support of Travel Counsellors.

Despite travelling extensively, my own wish-list never gets any shorter: in the past few years I have spent most winters in Tenerife and have visited India, Morocco, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Barbados, Mexico, Thailand, New Orleans: and I’ll go anywhere else given half a chance!

When I’m not booking travel, or travelling, I love to draw and paint and many of my pictures are inspired by the people and places I have met and seen along the way. When travelling I like to get off the beaten track and try out new experiences with a combination of action and relaxation and that is the kind of trip I excel in arranging. Therefore, whatever your idea of a good time, talk to me about it and together we’ll find the perfect trip for you!

There’s a place in everyone’s life for a little self-indulgence and hedonism - we all need times to chill out - whether you find it in 5-star luxury or in a simple beach hut, I’ll go that extra mile to find the perfect place for you to relax and recharge your batteries.

Whatever your travel needs I’d be delighted to help and can either meet you or arrange it via email or phone- so distance is no object in more ways than one!

I look forward to hearing from you.


Contact Me

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:-

My Travel Blogs

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.

My Customer Stories

Holiday offer inspiration

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 01422 897490

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