Based in Newbury, Berkshire
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Hi I’m Jon! I live in Berkshire with my partner Maria and 2 house rabbits! When we’re not all hopping around the house, we’re either out walking, eating or listening to live music.
I’ve personally visited Australia, Canada, China, Caribbean, Egypt, Europe, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, USA (California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas). I’ve enjoyed enduring overnight sleeper trains, tents and hostels, and relished relaxing in lavish hotels, 5-star dining and business class flights.
Memorable Travel Experience: Whilst travelling alone in Hong Kong, I took a glass bottom cabin on the sky-rail from Tung Chung to the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. The sun was beginning to set, and the last cabin was due to depart… but I wasn’t having that! I decided to hike to the bottom along the Wisdom Path, it’s surrounded by forest, overlooks the Tung Chung Bay and I didn’t see another person for 2 hours. As I reached the bottom I jumped on a random bus, that took me to a fishing village, Mui Who, where I had dinner with the locals. Luckily, there was a ferry terminal there that took me from the serene Lantau Island back to bustling Hong Kong. The darkness of the evening was obliterated by the Symphony of Lights display that greeted me as I arrived back at the bay. It was an accidental, day of exploration where everything just clicked into place without even trying, sometimes the best experiences are the ones that aren’t planned.
As the world becomes more accessible, our horizons may be expanded. Whether you venture adventure, dream of sleeping on the beach, or you’re dashing for discovery, I have over 20,000 hours of travel industry experience with a breadth of knowledge in a multitude of worldwide destinations. I spend time envisioning the tangible experience before I even go near the physical planning of a holiday, then I make the magic happen.
I’ve a background with a popular travel company in which I offered bespoke itineraries, with additional specialisms in business class travel and cruise. More recently as a corporate travel consultant in the banking industry, I know where to draw the line between fluffy and practical.
Favourite sayings: ‘We don’t have problems, just solutions.’ & ‘Don’t let fear stand in the way of your dreams.’