Hi, I’m Jill and a Travel Counsellor based in the Newcastle Upon Tyne and would love to help you with your travel plans.
My passion for travel started with my around the world gap year after university, experiencing new cultures, cuisines and scenery, I was hooked!
Since my gap year I have been lucky enough to travel through Asia, cruise through the South Pacific and wine and dine my way through Europe (a lot of wine and cheese!). As well as travelling the world extensively I have lived in Australia for 2 years and more recently, New Zealand for 10 years before heading back to my roots in the UK. There’s no better feeling than travelling to me, it is a huge passion and I love sharing my passion when curating a dream trip perfect for each individual so they have memories that last forever.
Now, with Travel Counsellors I have access to amazing deals, unique packages, award winning technology and can be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I have over 10 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry achieving a diploma in travel, tourism and aviation, running my own travel agency and team and winning a global company award. I have curated trips from small low budget backpacker adventures to designing bespoke detail focused itineraries for celebrities and royalty.
With my personal travel knowledge, I will always go that extra mile for you, recommending that secret local hidden restaurant, the best time to visit a tourist hotspot to avoid the crowds or that off the beaten track hike that guarantees fabulous views.
Life is not a rehearsal so bungy in New Zealand, Heli over the Grand Canyon, cruise the fiords, or just take that much needed beach break…….I’d love to help you make it happen!
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.
22 January 2020
Marlborough Sounds is a beautiful part of the world located at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Marlborough is famous around the world for its amazing Sauvignon Blanc but the region has a lot more to offer than just wine! Marlborough Lodge Step outside Blenheim/Marlborough Airport and you are almost immediately amongst the vines! Just a 10 minute drive through more than 30 of the vineyards that Blenheim has to offer and you will arrive at one of my favourite luxury lodges, Marlborough Lodge. Marlborough Lodge really is pretty as a picture, a converted nunnery set on lush grounds with their...
Sent in by Sarah-Jane Holtam
Manchester, 06 January 2020
Jill was excellent at planning my trips. All the last min changes were no trouble at all, she provided an amazing service!
Sent in by Philip Harberland-Bell
LA, 02 January 2020
Although I’ve been to NYC a few times, it’s such a huge city and can be difficult to know exactly where to stay to make the most of your trip. Jill really helped me and my husband by booking and recommending an incredible hotel for us. Jill really is an expert at what she does and I’d have no hesitation in having her book all my future travel!
Sent in by Nina Feighoney-Smith
London, 27 November 2019
My husband and I are currently on a 6 week “megamoon” in Australia and New Zealand. Jill has been fantastic in the lead up to our trip, helping us to plan our route including places to see, places to eat and things to do. Having someone like Jill who knows New Zealand inside out is invaluable - she is able to provide personalised suggestions based on what we like and her insight is allowing us maximise every minute of our trip. Even as we are travelling now, Jill is always available to message, providing further recommendations as we stop in different places. We would be lost without her! We would thoroughly recommend Jill for all of your travel plans and bookings!
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 0191 381 0330