My name is Jenny and I am based in Whetstone, North London.
I love being a Travel Counsellor because I can use my extensive travel experience to create unique personalised trips for my clients, whether that's for leisure or business.
I believe that arranging any kind of travel should be exciting and not stressful. I like to think of myself as offering quite a retro service with a personal human touch, with actual tickets, and I find that clients become friends just as often as friends become clients! I am the complete opposite of booking online.
I was first shown how amazing it is to travel by my parents, who no matter what would ensure we holidayed abroad every year growing up. I had only visited European countries until the age of 20, but within Europe we did some exciting trips like a cruise along the Norwegian Fjords, a holiday to Switzerland in the summertime as well as many beach holidays to Spain and Greece.
At 20 I went travelling properly for the first and my first experience of a tropical country was Thailand. I lived and worked for a year in Sydney Australia which was really special at such a young age. On the way home I spent time in Fiji, Hawaii, LA and Las Vegas.
I did a Modern Apprenticeship in Travel and Customer Service with Thomas Cook originally, and then I spent 10 years at Flight Centre in central London which was great experience in tailor made, business and adventure travel. During those years I was sent on some amazing trips to places like Los Angeles, Tanzania for a safari and beautiful Zanzibar! I have been very lucky.
In 2008 my husband and I went travelling together to South and Central America. We spent a month in Brazil, experienced the Rio Carnival and travelled south via many beaches to Sao Paolo and then Iguazzu Falls. We travelled Argentina for a month too which was mind blowing before joining a tour of Peru and Bolivia. We trekked the Inca Trail, saw pickled brains at the Witches Market in La Paz and even spent a day in San Pedro jail. If you have read the book Marching Powder you will know about this place! After a month of yoga and sunshine in Costa Rica we ended the trip with island hopping in Panama, Belize and finally Mexico.
We now have 3 children and for a few years holidays became centered around what is easy, which generally meant the Balearic Islands for us, which we love. We try to get across to Ireland every year for a big road trip visiting family and friends... its always lots of fresh air and cups of tea.
The last 2 years we have become adventurous again introducing our kids to long haul flights and experiences outside of our comfort zone. We took them to Dubai and Australia last year and flew home on the brand new QF9 direct flight from Perth to London! 17 hours with a 8,7 and 3 year old and I now consider myself an expert on travelling long haul with kids! This year we tried our first ever ski trip - AMAZING - totally hooked.
If you would like any help creating a travel experience or holiday I love nothing more than receiving a call or email with your initial thoughts! I want to help peoples travel dreams come true, no matter what their needs are.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Evi Ioannou
London, 02 June 2019
Fantastic service :-)
Sent in by Natalie Bunn
Leicester, 31 May 2019
We’d just like to say, thank you for your very quick turnaround on finding us our perfect family holiday during the busy half term period! I would definitely use Jenny again and would love to recommend her further to friends and family. Thank you x
Sent in by Angela Togher
London, 31 May 2019
Quick, thorough and personal service. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you Jenny X
Sent in by Pat Casey
Brisbane, 27 May 2019
Great service, I will highly recommend to friends.
Sent in by Lynette Gill
Portsmouth, 26 May 2019
Very professional and a pleasure to do business with.
Sent in by Nicol Shepherd
London, 19 May 2019
Jenny was extremely helpful, patient and supportive during the identification of suitable travel options as well as final changes before booking confirmation.
Sent in by Matthew Hume
London, 13 May 2019
Very helpful and supportive!
Sent in by David Jacobs
London, 30 April 2019
Always offering advice and looking for alternatives as necessary. Jenny is passionate about service and this is evident when she handles one of my bookings
Sent in by Michelle Rose
London, 03 April 2019
I won a raffle prize of a year entry into the lounges at UK airport. Jenny was very efficient at organising for me with three days notice....even though she was on a course out of London. Thank you
Sent in by Michelle Ralph
London, 03 April 2019
Jenny works with you helpfully and patiently until you get the holiday spec just right
Sent in by Steve Kearney
Birmingham, 02 April 2019
Jenny - always brilliant!
Sent in by Alex Kakouris
London, 28 February 2019
Jenny has always given an amazing, patient, service whenever we have booked a trip with her. Her attention to detail is second to none and the passion she has for her job is amazing. We love using Jenny.
Sent in by Mike Lax
London, 11 February 2019
So helpful with the whole process - start to finish.
Sent in by Andrew Kleanthous
London, 05 February 2019
Friendly and willing to give the best offer possible!
Sent in by Lauren Crowe
Peterborough, 18 January 2019
Jen has been an amazing help and so easy to get hold of!
Sent in by Yvonne Newman
London, 14 January 2019
Jenny is extremely helpful, friendly, efficient I will definitely use Travel Counsellors again.
Sent in by Jennifer Sheehan
London, 10 December 2018
Booking with Jenny means receiving good holiday knowledge, efficiency and ease of finalising the dream holiday! Have used Jenny's services before and I have also recommended her to many others.
Sent in by Mark Sutherland
London, 28 November 2018
Jenny has been fantastic. She has explored many variations to our trip, presenting us with the best options and taking all the stress away from us. I can't recommend Jenny highly enough. Fantastic job, can't wait for our trip.
Sent in by Michelle McHugh
London, 26 November 2018
Jenny made booking a holiday so easy and trouble free.
Sent in by Dawn Makani
London, 23 November 2018
Fantastic service. Made everything so easy and nothing was too much trouble.
Sent in by Liz Nunn
London, 09 October 2018
Jenny was delightful to deal with. Incredibly friendly, helpful and most importantly proactive in helping us find our perfect family holiday. She listened to our brief and made sure that everything was tailor made to suit our needs. I will definitely use Jenny again to take away the stress of finding the right holiday! Thank you Jenny,
Sent in by Justin Pierce
London, 09 October 2018
A fast response to all my questions. A detailed itinerary. Easy to talk to and listened to everything and acted upon it.
Sent in by Steve Kearney
Birmingham, 28 September 2018
Jenny was very professional and at the same time very highly personable, made me feel like I was very important to her as a client, which is very refreshing in this day and age. The world needs more Jennys!
Sent in by Michael O'Sullivan
London, 28 September 2018
Brilliant service by Jenny who is always helpful.
Sent in by Trevor Walker
Harrogate, 24 September 2018
Fantastic transaction all carried out online. Key questions asked to confirm our requirements. Really good options provided to our request. Request made on a Saturday, decision made and booked by Sunday evening! Superb transaction and highly recommend Jenny.
Sent in by Zena Nairi
London, 20 September 2018
Jenny really cares about her clients and wants to give them a holiday that exceeds their expectations
Sent in by Amy Best
Radlett, 03 August 2018
Amazing service jenny is truly the best!
Sent in by Bianca Harris
London, 03 August 2018
Jenny was so helpful when it came to booking our trip, she made what was going to be quite a stressful task super easy! I would have no hesitation recommending her to friends and family.
Sent in by Warren Lipman
London, 11 June 2018
Informative, creative and a joy to deal with.
Sent in by Fiola Myerthall
Manchester, 06 June 2018
Super easy process and Jenny was so lovely to deal with.
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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.
11 June 2019
Last November I won a holiday to Cyprus at our annual conference, courtesy of Constantinou Brothers. It was a week's stay at Athena Royal Beach resort in Paphos, which is an adults only 4 star hotel. I asked my friend Phoebe if she would like to join me, and off we went for 5 nights of fun in the sun last month, which was the month of May. We flew with Jet2 who were great! Our transfer was waiting for us, and a short 15-minute drive later we pulled up at our hotel. The check in was welcoming, we were taken to...
27 February 2019
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15 February 2019
This is the second blog in our special series on Florida holidays, written by Michelle Ralph. When holidaying in Florida, I have probably stayed in hotels and villas an equal number of times. I have had amazing holidays in both! I always used to book a hotel. I liked a busy reception area, restaurant or bar on the premises, and usually a fridge in the room for storing cold drinks, snacks and baby formula. I liked a large communal pool where my young children could make friends with others and have lots of fun, taking a little pressure off me to...
15 February 2019
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05 February 2019
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10 December 2018
We have wanted to go to Dubai for a long time, I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. To me it seems like marmite to my customers, I have clients that go every year and I have clients that outright refuse if I suggest it as a destination. When we booked our flights to Australia the best offer was with Emirates with a free stop in Dubai so here was our chance to check it out for a couple of nights. There was only one place we wanted to stay at - Atlantis. The water park and aquarium...
19 November 2018
I’m becoming a bit of a train lover as I get older. In May I was invited with a group of Travel Counsellors to go on the Belmond British Pullman steam train. I jumped at the chance to dress up in sequins and feathers (1920’s dress is optional) and met my friends at the platform at London Victoria. I was presented with the most beautiful ticket in a white box, a thing of beauty, which set the tone perfectly. Couples in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even older were dressed in their absolute best, looking excited and fabulous. Larger groups of...
21 June 2018
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30 April 2018
There is Lapland and then there is Lapland. You get the bright shiny twinkling Lapland with Santa's village and karaoke, and you get the remote, snowy wonderland 250km above the Arctic Circle. To be honest I would have liked to go to either of them - but the latter fitted our available dates, budget and I liked the idea of a truly authentic experience. Our kids were age 8, 7 and 3 at the time of the trip. We wanted to take our eldest Lily Rose before she got too old and wise for this magic trip - to meet the...
29 September 2017
We booked our holiday to Grand Palladium Palace around 10 months ahead. I had just joined Travel Counsellors and needed an incentive to work hard! Holidays for families of five who like 5-star all-inclusive in school holidays don't come cheap! We flew with Thomson, about to become Tui, which was nice after easyJet and Ryanair the last few years. Ibiza is a nice quick flight and we landed with no bother, and were very quickly on the transfer bus. Even happier when it only took 10 mins to drop us off, the holiday was off to a great start. Grand Palladium Palace...
11 April 2017
I've been to Ireland lots of time to visit my husband's family and we actually got married in Cork in 2012. I already liked Ireland a lot but had never really travelled around the west of the country. When David was invited over to a Gaelic football dinner in Westport, County Mayo, we decided to make a holiday out of it and travel around on a road trip with the kids. We flew into Knock which is the tiniest airport! So quick to get through. We picked up our hire car, which was so cheap, a Nissan Qashqai less than £90 for...
19 December 2016
Three years ago two of our best friends (godparents to our kids) moved from Harlesden, to Mallorca. It was totally brave and we were in awe because it's the kind of thing we all dream of doing. This blog is about the holidays we have enjoyed in Mallorca since their move. We have three children called Lily Rose age 7, Ivy age 6 and Arthur age 2. Our first trip to Mallorca was long before Arthur was born. The girls were age 1 and 2. We stayed in a villa in Gotmar near Puerto Pollensa. The villa was one of those...