Thank you for visiting my webpage. With me, it’s definitely personal!
I can save you time and make researching and booking your holiday much easier. You'll also get great one-to-one service, with my trademark personal touches to surprise and delight you.
As I run my business from home, I don't shut up shop at 5.30 – indeed, a lot of my work is done in the evening when people are more likely to be free to talk about their travel plans.
I can help you organise as much or as little as you like, including:
Holidays – I can source a traditional package or tailor-make a holiday especially for you
Cruises – From two night breaks to world cruises
Weddings abroad – Let me book your dream wedding in a fantastic exotic location
Honeymoons – Ask me about the best places for special holidays
Transport – I can book flights-only, rail and ferry travel, taxi or shuttle transfers and car hire
Entertainment – Let me book tickets for theme parks, tourist attractions, excursions etc
UK breaks – I can research and book the UK, from cottages to parks, hotels, boating etc
Business travel - Corporate travel can be very challenging if plans have to change at short notice. Let me sort out your flights, hotels, transfers, car hire, leaving you more time and energy to focus on your meetings and clients.
I've been booking holidays and arranging travel for nearly 30 years. I love travelling and have visited over 40 countries. I have been on a variety of holidays with my family, including skiing, narrow-boating, city breaks, beach holidays and more. Personally, my favourite type of holiday is a cruise because you can visit so many new places without having to keep packing and unpacking your bags! I am very lucky to have cruised to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, Scandinavia and Russia, Alaska, Eastern Mediterranean and the Norwegian Fjords. I’m looking forward to more!
My favourite place would have to be Madeira. I particularly love going there in June during their Atlantic Festival and seeing the wonderful firework display which is on every Saturday. I also love California, with its diverse towns and of course Disneyland! Las Vegas is definitely a favourite as is Sydney, Australia - being on the Diamond Princess as it sailed out of Sydney Harbour was truly magical!
I would love to help you with your travel plans, so please get in touch!
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.
08 July 2017
What a fantastic experience visiting all three of these incredible places in one trip. We stayed in Brooklyn and loved wandering around the neighbourhoods and just stopping for a coffee (Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain is definitely recommended). It was so easy getting into Manhattan on the Subway or by taxi. You could also always walk or cycle over the Brooklyn Bridge! The area of Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) was a real revelation, with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. Between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges had a lovely atmosphere with picnic tables and even a beautiful Carousel....
08 July 2017
We spent a few days here as part of our lovely Barbados trip. The hotel is located at Needham's point and must have one of the best views of Barbados. It was just stunning waking up and looking at the view! First impressions were amazing. The lobby was huge but also very welcoming. A great place to meet up and relax as well as checking in and checking out! The staff were so friendly and helpful. The restaurants were great. We ate at the Grille one night, which was a real treat. Breakfast in the Lighthouse restaurant was great. Eating there...
08 July 2017
We had the most fantastic stay at Crystal Cove, with its magnificent location and fantastic service, nothing was too much trouble! We had a garden view junior suite which was very spacious. The bedroom was on the mezzanine floor and overlooked the lounge, and was the perfect size, with plenty of storage space and a large en-suite bathroom. The terrace outside the lounge double doors, was great for relaxing. Their 'Reflections' restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere, with great sea views. The food was of a very high standard and we couldn't fault it. Tip: Gentlemen must have collars on their...
27 October 2013
This fantastic hotel in Funchal faces the sea and promenade. We stayed in The Residence in a beautiful, spacious 2-bedroomed apartment with 2 bathrooms and wonderful sea views from both balconies. There are 5 pools altogether. The huge outdoor free-form pool with palm trees all around, is set in beautiful gardens, with plenty of sunbeds. The indoor pool next to the spa, is absolutely stunning! This was definitely my favourite. It is a large heated freeform pool with loungers around, and, you can swim outside to the lovely little pool and Jacuzzi. The other indoor pool next...
Sent in by Janice Perrotton
Hertford, 24 September 2017
Karen has given us outstanding service from start to finish. She makes booking a holiday so easy and she always goes the extra mile in delivering excellent customer service.
Sent in by Jennifer Waititu
Stevenage, 17 September 2017
Absolutely excellent hotel recommendation from Karen, really listened to what we wanted and got it spot on! Thanks so much.
Sent in by Sarah Bedford
London, 08 July 2017
The service provided by Karen has been fantastic; really quick turnaround to questions, friendly and professional. I have strongly recommended Karen to my friends and family looking for support with their travel plans.
Sent in by Janice Perroton
Hertford, 06 July 2017
Very professional and efficient and always friendly. Karen is the best!
Sent in by Tracy Kelly
Shoreham-by-Sea, 06 July 2017
Karen goes the extra mile. Great service,
Sent in by Colin Mudge
Hertford, 06 July 2017
Once again, fantastic service, guidance and advice from Karen. She is a great asset to your company.
Sent in by Alison Gilkes
Saffron Walden, 25 November 2015
Very efficient, thorough, knowledgeable, quick and really cares about her clients and their holidays . We will never book with any one else!
Sent in by Sarah Poynter
Saffron Walden, 25 November 2015
Always professional, kind, efficient and the one of the loveliest people I have ever dealt with in the travel industry. You take the hassle out of everything and I only wish that this wonderfulness carried on all throughout the industry. Thank you
Sent in by Alison Sheldrick
Hertford, 01 November 2015
I had to attend a conference for a week in London and, because the venue rates were high, I decided to find an alternative hotel. I don’t know London well and when I looked, there was such a wide range of locations and costs I decided to get some help. I had no hesitation in contacting Karen from Travel Counsellors. Very quickly, I had a list of hotels in the right location to suit my budget and Karen helped me to choose the best one for me. Karen saved me time and money and, importantly, gave me peace of mind. I can highly recommend her. Thank you Karen
Sent in by Samantha Hodson
Woodbridge, 04 July 2013
I would highly recommend Karen to anybody. Her care and attention to detail is second to none. Karen makes you feel totally taken care of and that you really matter to her. I always appreciate the speed with which Karen responds to any request.
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 01992 877230