Whether you are booking a quick trip to Europe, at home in the British Isles or planning something special long haul, I can provide you with a quality holiday or business trip with the great attention to detail that is vital in making the trip memorable.
I have recently relocated, with my two children and two dogs, back to the UK to live in the beautiful region of Cornwall. Having spent the last 27 working in the travel and hospitality industry living and working in Greece, whilst spending many of my winters in Australia, becoming a Travel Counsellor has given me the perfect opportunity to use my wealth of knowledge doing what I love here.
I grew up as a Captains daughter so travel was really in my blood and have always lived close to the sea wherever I have been. My parents were extensively travelled before we were even born and we grew up with tales of Singapore and the Far East, and the wilderness of the African jungle, with my father living ten years in South Africa. My own love affair with travel started over thirty years ago when I moved to Athens at a young age to start my adventures there. I spent many years travelling the country selecting accommodation for an upmarket specialist and have spent the last 12 years running a country retreat for walkers and lovers of the rural countryside on the island of Crete, and have an instinctive understanding of the needs of the more discerning and independent traveller.
I look forward to helping you plan anything from the trip of a lifetime to a quick weekend away and can assist you with every aspect of your trip, as well as adding some amazing diversions to enhance any trip you are planning.
Although I have contacts and knowledge of a great many places my expertise lies in Greece, I also have a vast knowledge of Australia having spent nearly 2 years of my life there spread over nearly 20 years.
With the flexibility of working outside office hours and always being on the end of the phone, it is like having a personal travel agent in your pocket!
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.
10 March 2021
We have all had such a terrible two years and nothing has been more missed from our freedom as much as travel. We are missing the sun, the adventure, the excitement and the thrill of the upcoming trip. A holiday is not just a break away, a change of scenery, a chance to get a tan, it is something that gets us through the winter months, through the day to day treadmill that we all seem to be running on. We have all looked forward to the chance when we can go back to blissful anticipation about our forthcoming trip,...
06 September 2019
Destinations or islands such as Crete are so well known for their beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and superb facilities for visitors that the history of the place is often forgotten. Crete is drenched in history going back nearly four thousand years, and though everyone has heard of the Minotaur from their Greek Mythology, few associate it with the island even though the site, Knossos, once the Palace of King Minos, is located a short drive out of the bustling capital city of Heraklion. Knossos is one of the most visited sites on the island. Though many puritans scorn the site since...
17 December 2018
The one thing I love about waking up in Australia is the sound of the Kookaburras outside the window; a strange almost ‘jungle’ like sound that appears to be from a group of monkeys though it is actually just from one bird; when you hear it you know you are in the tropics. Although Australian life in the cities is basically northern European life in a better climate, the feeling that I am on the other side of the world never really leaves me or is far from my mind. There is something almost bizarre about walking around air-conditioned department stores that...
Sent in by Jacqui Bishop
Kent, 22 February 2020
An Exceptional service from Joanne .... Her enthusiasm and dedication were so reassuring in planning our holiday .
Sent in by Julie Stone
Halstead, 17 December 2019
Very very happy with the excellent service and knowledge that Joanne has provided and has helped me find the perfect holiday. I would definitely recommend Joanne to all my friends and Family. 5* service.
Sent in by Claire McCaffery
Sydney, 17 December 2019
Very responsive and great follow up . She found me exactly what I needed
Sent in by Caroline Travers
Stourbridge, 17 December 2019
Personal service, seemed to find out what we wanted from the trip and then provided 3 schedules for us to pick from or mix and match,. Not only saved us money, but also organised a much better and tailored itinerary vs a quote from a competitive. Great service, great travel knowledge.
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 01637 440 005