I am a luxury and adventure travel designer with over 25 years of on the ground travel experience, offering a highly personal service working with leisure and incentive travel clients. I am also shortlisted for the TTG Media Luxury Travel Designer of the Year Award Feb 2018.
I really care about your holiday experience and believe that everyone is unique so each holiday needs to be tailored to their specific requirements. If it matters to you, it matters to me. Whether you are too busy in your job to have time to research, overwhelmed by the overload of web based information and want reassurance, you want an expert to design a very personal itinerary based on your personal dreams, or simply want to feel cared for and looked after every step of the way please do call as I would love to hear from you.
To make it easy for you to understand a little more about what I can offer and why people tend to book with me please see below:
WHY DOES MY BUSINESS EXIST? I build trusted and genuinely caring relationships with my clients, offering personally crafted worldwide itineraries and experiences to their exact requirements.
WHERE DO I OPERATE? Worldwide
WHAT TRIP STYLES DO I OFFER? Tailor-made single and multi-country experiences, Incentive Travel for Corporate Rewards, River and Ocean cruises, Ski, Safari, Lapland, Adventure, Groups, Honeymoons, Rail journeys, Specialist tours (cultural, food, charity challenges etc), Accessible travel - any holiday we sell here we guarantee accessible hotel rooms, Logistics (Transfers, car hire and flights).
WHY BOOK WITH ME RATHER THAN ONLINE OR THE HIGHSTREET?
- I will care more than anyone else about the personal details that matter to you and make all the difference to your holiday.
- I work from home and travel to see my clients when and wherever it is convenient for them.
- I can be available outside of 9-5 for those with busy schedules and 24/7 incase of emergency.
- When you call, you get straight through to me - no lengthy wait times to a call centre, you always get through to me personally.
- I am independent so don't try to sell you what I am told to, I offer what I think will suit you personally.
- I am a specialist who actually travels a lot, all over the world to keep up to date with the latest destinations, trends, secret off the beaten track special places so I can pass on this first hand knowledge to clients. It is always tailored to what will suit the client ofcourse.
- I network frequently within the travel industry and attend trade events, building relationships with suppliers so I have access to the best offers and latest knowledge and supplier offerings across the industry.
- I am 100% financially protected so every penny you spend with me is 100% safe from supplier failure.
I would love to hear from you if you would like some help planning your holidays, hopefully speak soon.
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 Abby Beck
London, 14 October 2018
Kate has organised two of the most incredible holidays for me (Mexico & Crete). Her attention to detail and premium service ensures that you get everything you imagined from your trip and feel totally relaxed throughout every step of the experience. I can’t thank her enough and will be 100% booking her services again! Thank you Kate!
Sent in by Sabrina Kaur
Staffordshire, 14 October 2018
Kate is loving and attentive and I can't wait to book my next holiday with her guidance and help!
Sent in by Alan Holt
Shropshire, 14 October 2018
Kate organised our walking holiday in Switzerland last summer. Her knowledge of the country helped in choosing the right resort for us. She sorted all our travel passes and tickets so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Very efficient.
Sent in by Ian Simmons
North West, 14 October 2018
Kate arranged a trip of a lifetime for us to Perth, South Australia and Victoria. She came to visit us at our home and carefully noted our travel preferences. Our trip was long and complex. We had two problems that were unpredicted which Kate helped to solve with a minimum of fuss. I would certainly recommend Kate for the discerning independent traveller.
Sent in by Linda Dolan
Staffordshire, 14 October 2018
What a wonderful holiday, yes it did live up to all expectations and more, the very best ever. I want to thank you for all your assistance in making the Viking experience a holiday of a lifetime for me. It was absolutely perfect and so lovely to be with my family. The ship and their staff were wonderful, food and entertainment, I could go on and on and if I get to be in the position of booking another cruise, Viking and booking with you would be at the top of my list. So with many thanks and appreciation.
Sent in by Michael Kendall
Staffordshire, 14 October 2018
Just home following our fabulous cruise with Viking. Thanks so much for the Champagne that we found in our cabin - a lovely surprise for our anniversary and also enjoyed by Linda Graham and Cathy. Viking was outstanding in all areas and we thank you so much for your help in making our trip so enjoyable especially taking care of booking all our shore excursions. No-one else we have booked with before has ever taken the time and care with us that you have. Our kindest regards.
Sent in by Mike & Anne Parker
Derby, 25 June 2018
It was our fortune to meet Kate at a travel exhibition in Kensington Olympia earlier this year (2018). We have since booked 2 holidays through her (one, a cruise on the Rhine with ATP, and the other, a cruise to Antarctica with Scenic). With each of the bookings, Kate has not only made all the necessary arrangements with care and efficiency, but she has also added value with a few personal touches. She has, since becoming ‘our travel agent’ responded to our questions whenever we have raised them and provided us with a truly 24/7 service. We thoroughly recommend using Travel Counsellors, and cannot speak highly enough of Kate in particular
Sent in by James McKeen
Edinburgh, 28 February 2018
I cant recommend Kate Milton enough, I booked my cruise with Kate last November and can I say she exceeded all my expectations. After speaking to Kate about our honeymoon initially we made the mistake of going with a different travel agent because it was online and cheaper. It really wasn't the best experience, I felt I was just another number, things went wrong, the little details such as seats together on the aircraft for a honeymoon wasn't catered for and there really was no personal touch. It was an experience we wouldn't like to repeat and ended up deciding to do it all again but work with Kate instead second time round. She listened and created a holiday that was personalised and also very special to my new wife and I including little surprise treats along the way. We will be booking with Kate for our next adventure as loved the detail and the care in everything Kate did.
Sent in by Abby Beck
Richmond, Surrey, 29 December 2017
Kate Milton created a dream itinerary my myself and partner’s first trip to Mexico. Assisting in every detail of planning, travel support and additional activities during our stay, Kate went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we wanted from the trip. Available at all times and on hand for any questions from visas to itinerary planning, Kate was a brilliant sound board for all our queries. Our hotel was outstanding with incredible service, stunning beaches and a huge variety of food and drink options available 24/7. For a truly stress free, premium service, I would highly recommend Kate for all travel requirements.
Sent in by Kai Murray
Edinburgh, 20 December 2017
We have just returned from a very special trip that Kate Milton advised and organised. Bearing in mind this holiday was in Africa I cannot tell you how smoothly all travel arrangements went (total of 9 flights). Our accommodation ranged from Safari camp to boutique hotels, yet all were fabulous and suited out taste perfectly (pretty amazing when for first time customers). Kate spent a huge amount of time discussing our requirements and following up all my (sometimes ridiculous) requests. We loved the excursions/restaurants she recommended especially Livingstone Island and the Zambezi Sunset Cruise. This was the trip of a lifetime and we would strongly recommend Kate to any of our friends and family. Thank you for taking care of us.
Sent in by Ian and Mandy Simmons
Harrogate, 17 October 2017
Kate has been a truly amazing travelling partner working with my wife and I to create a wonderful itinerary for our antipodean adventure. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Sent in by Chris & Irene Watson
Tynemouth, 19 September 2017
This will be our second holiday that Kate has organised for us. It is such a joy to work with her as she takes the time to understand our expectations, has the knowledge and experience of the industry and very much cares that she achieves the very best experiences possible for us. Kate really does provide an exceptional service, nothing is a problem. Thank you again Kate, we very much appreciate your making our holidays extra special. We would most definitely recommend Kate. She makes a holiday into a very special experience with memories to treasure.
Sent in by Abi Beck
London, 18 September 2017
I would like to say a huge thank you to Kate Milton for what was the easiest and most personal booking service I have ever experienced. Her recommendations were exactly what we were looking for and her speed/efficiency throughout the process was fantastic. Once everything was booked, Kate recommended the Travel Counsellors app - a great tool to view all details of the trip and receive live updates. We are thoroughly looking forward to our trip. Thanks again.
Sent in by Ellie Simmons
Harrogate, 18 September 2017
Kate has helped me to organise a tour down the West coast of America for my summer adventure next year. She has organised all my flights and booked me onto the tour. Kate is a wonderful person to work with and thinks of all the little details which I would have been unaware of if it wasn't for her. She has made my experience so far very easy and stress-free. I am a frequent traveller but haven't booked many solo trips and she has definitely made the whole process very easy! Would highly recommend to inexperienced travellers trying to find their feet, or experienced travellers who want a bespoke and stress free adventure.
Sent in by Natalie McIntyre
Glasgow, 18 September 2017
Kate helped me plan the most fairytale perfect wedding in Santorini. I could not have asked for a better wedding, everything went perfectly and nothing was too stressful or difficult. Kate was always there to help me with any questions or anything I needed and she really cared about making my day really personal for my husband and I. I can't thank you enough Kate.
Sent in by Howard and Maryjane Wells
Rhos on Sea, 20 April 2017
Using Kate's services made our holiday run smoothly, her attention to our needs were met perfectly and she really cares about the little details. She even sent some of Maryjanes' favourite flowers to welcome us home which was just so lovely. Would recommend her with every confidence.
Sent in by Charles Oppenheim
Aberdeen, 10 April 2017
Kate organised everything to do with my wife's 50th birthday trip to Montreal. Everything was just right. Strongly recommended!
Sent in by Suzi Boyle
Edinburgh, 05 April 2017
Kate was extremely professional and catered to all of our needs regardless how small or large. She was helpful with ideas that would suit us as a couple as she had taken the time to get to know us which made the whole experience enjoyable and clearly far more personal and bespoke. We have already passed on Kate's details and told everyone that has been interested in our trip so hopefully if anyone is planning a special trip that they'll get in touch. We will certainly use Kate again and she is already aware of some our bigger trips that we'd like to do. We just have to start saving again !!!! Thank you Kate :) xx
Sent in by James McKeen
Edinburgh, 04 February 2017
Having booked with tour operators in the past it has always felt very generic. What I really liked about Kate is that she took the time listened to what personally makes a great holiday and proceeded to book a holiday that was exactly to my requirements.
Sent in by Raj Rupani
London, 04 February 2017
Really good service and Kate is very good at finding the best deal, she isn't going to find you the cheapest deal but she will find you the best value deal for your personal requirements and knowing she takes care of everything so we don't have to worry is worth every penny spent. She gives you a personal travel service tailored exactly to your needs and is very caring in the way she gets to know you. She clearly put her clients needs first and has a wonderfully genuine attitude. I feel we are in very safe hands booking with Kate and she is taking care of everything down to the little details that are important to my wife and I such as booking tickets to the Bolshoi theatre. Fantastic service.
Sent in by Ross Creed
West Midlands, 17 November 2016
We had such a great time whilst in Bali, everything worked out just as Kate said it would do and we were really grateful for her insights and recommendations. Both of the Alila hotels were idyllic, each of which having its' own advantages. With Kate's advice as to what to do and where to avoid (due to her taking into consideration our personal preferences and tastes so we got the experience of Bali that we wanted) we really had a perfect trip with plenty of both relaxing time and activities. We also took a trip out to Gilly-T for a night which was well worth the boat trip. Once again thanks so much for having taken the time to get the details spot on for us, it really made it feel personal and special. We will use Kate again for our travels as she really goes the extra mile to help us make those special memories. She really cares.
Sent in by Alex Chapman
London, 09 November 2016
We used Kate to organise a week long ski trip to Val D’Isere last year, as a reward to clients we have worked with over the last business year. We were quite particular about what we needed and made a proactive point of reiterating our desire to make sure we did things properly. Kate was superb from the start; we were a little late to the party with booking and with limited options available, Kate managed to find us an option that met all our expectations and more. Flights and transfers were seamless, and were made more enjoyable with the little touches added to the journey (champagne thrown in the mix for the long drive etc). The chalet did not disappoint, and for most of those who attended became the pinnacle of accommodation they had stayed in on any resort. Beyond the incredible food, facilities and attentive chalet staff, again the little things that were thrown in made such a huge impact – arriving at Apres Ski to be greeted by chalet staff collecting our boots and replacing them with our shoes was the icing on the cake! It is worth noting that Kate offered a full service, inclusive of taking care of our nights out, dinner reservations, and even sorting a birthday cake for one of our guests. In the event of needing to change flights, they were done so after a very short phone call, and with a minimum of hassle. Our clients have been clambering over us to attend this years' event, which has subsequently had an exponential impact on our business since last years trip. We’ve already engaged Kate to organise this for us, and will no doubt continue to do so for years to come.
Sent in by Gail Kimberley
Swindon, 02 November 2016
Very impressed with Kate's attention to detail, advice and help with our special 60th birthday trip to the Amalfi Coast. It really helped that she has been to this part of the world and is so well travelled. Nothing is too much trouble for her. We won't book our holidays with anyone else now as I love how she is there if we need her even after normal working hours.
Sent in by Mark McLeod
Edinburgh, 02 November 2016
My wife and I were planning to get married abroad in Italy, and were looking to honeymoon elsewhere. To take a bit of stress away from planning a honeymoon I approached Kate to assist. "Somewhere where there is sun and a beach" I mentioned to Kate. Due to Kate's proactive approach she asked for details of the types of things we would like to do, drink and eat among other things whilst away. Kate presented a fabulous trip to Mauritius to us and we were sold straight away due to the local knowledge Kate had as she is very well traveled and it was clear she really cared about us and our holiday. Kate gave us peace of mind, removed the stress and provided us with an amazing honeymoon which we will never forget. Thank you so much Kate.
Sent in by Maria Robertson
Aberdeen, 02 November 2016
Discussing a trip of a lifetime to Orlando was confusing my husband and I with all the options. Then I met Kate at an Scottish PA Network event, she advised us and booked it all for us after a discussion of our wants, and budget. Having expert knowledge she was able to get us a better package than we had dreamed of, even including her wee fee! When Hurricane Matthew disrupted our plans Kate really came into her own, she took care of everything, keeping me informed of progress and booking alternative accommodation when we were delayed in Manchester. If we'd have booked the trip ourselves I think the hurricane disruption would have been incredibly stress to deal with, but instead I just sat back and waited for Kate to tell me what to do, stress free. Kate is caring and dedicated, she sent wonderful gifts for us to give our son for the big reveal about the trip and even arranged a personalised birthday cake for him as we were in Disney for his 7th. She put up with all my questions and issues before we went and if she didn't immediately know an answer she found out and got back to me quickly. Incredibly invaluable service I couldn't recommend highly enough.
Sent in by Suzi Reid
Edinburgh, 18 May 2016
Kate is an extremely likeable person who takes what she does seriously and I feel that I am not just 'another punter'. She delivers a first class experience and service to her clients and more importantly, both my partner and I really feel that she listens to what we want. When we thought about cancelling a part of our trip, Kate asked us to give her an opportunity to research some more and to find something that would suit our personalities and our budget better. Quite frankly, she nailed it! It is a pleasure working with Kate and she is helping me no end with our wedding plans, so am not as nearly as stressed as I thought I might be. She makes it seem so effortless. Thanks Kate, your a star!
Sent in by James Murray
Cupar, Scotland, 26 November 2015
It really was so kind of you to welcome us back home both with your card and also your splendid hamper which arrived this afternoon. All totally unnecessary but very generous on your part and much appreciated on ours. Yes, we had a lovely holiday and all the arrangements you put in place worked smoothly. It's always reassuring after a long journey to quickly spot a friendly face with a sign bearing your name as you come out of the airport.This incidentally was Thomas who was our guide and driver for the next week. He looked after us very well indeed - initially a bit of a Lewis Hamilton at the wheel but that was soon sorted out.We liked him very much. Undoubtedly from a cultural point of view the highlights were our two visits to the major Mayan sites - hugely impressive and blissfully quiet - and our stay in Antigua, a charming old town with fine, traditional buildings. I was glad you suggested we pop in a full set of waterproofs. While the weather wasn't at all bad there were occasions when these were needed. The hotels which were selected all had tremendous character and were generally fine. Mr. Coppola's all enjoyed dramatic locations to be seen to be believed. Thank you so much for organising everything for us. I feel we did not give you a very clear brief but despite that you succeeded very well.
Sent in by James Murray
Edinburgh, 13 October 2015
Kate was extremely helpful and efficient. She was also full of useful suggestions. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Sent in by Donald McGill
Edinburgh, 23 September 2015
What a fantastic service Kate. From start to finish you were just superb taking care of every little detail and also taking the time to spend with me face to face; such a caring attitude. You really came into your own and showed us how special your service is however when we realized that a problem had occurred through no fault of yours or ours. I couldn't believe how quickly you were aware of the situation on the Danube when the water levels became an issue. We didn't have to worry however as 'Super Kate' took over.' Kate, you quickly rearranged accommodation for the last couple of nights including getting our Boarding and hotel bookings e-mailed to the ship. We were 100% satisfied with Kate's speedy intervention and solution to our problem. With the icing on the cake being her great negotiation skills in obtaining a realistic compensation from the river cruise supplier. Kate proved again that she was willing to go above and beyond to make sure our holiday was simply memorable with you any hassle. I will definitely be recommending Travel Counsellors and especially Kate to all my friends and family in the future.
Sent in by Mary Boyle
Edinburgh, 22 September 2015
Kate, just wanted to say thank you so much for organising our honeymoon to the ME hotel in S'Argamassa in Ibiza - it was absolutely fantastic! It was the perfect end to a beautiful wedding. The ME hotel was a spectacular hotel and all of the staff were extremely helpful - nothing was any trouble. Your help in finding such a gem was invaluable. The service you give is second to none! We had a great time at the ME – we even got an upgrade of room when we arrived all thanks to you – the Reception staff were so nice especially when they found out we were on honeymoon. Thanks for organising the bottle of bubbly too Kate we felt so special in your care!
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20 September 2017
I have just returned from three incredible weeks in the Alaskan Interior to celebrate my husband’s 30th. David loves the wilderness so I surprised him with a camping tour to the interior of Alaska for his birthday and I wanted to share our experiences with you to hopefully inspire your next adventure. We started our holiday early in Seattle. We had a great time wandering round the EMP Museum (a tribute to all things rock and roll), Freemont with all its quirks and the rather politically incorrect statue of Stalin, cocktails on roof top bars, fish flinging at Pike Place Market...
23 May 2017
1. OISTINS FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY: During our stay in Barbados May 2017, we were lucky enough to be taken to Oistins for the evening. Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast and is a hub of activity on weekend nights. It is an amazing place where locals and tourists hang out and is a very casual affair. This is perfect for people wanting a taste of authentic Caribbean life and lingering with the locals. I particularly enjoyed our Friday night Fish Fry, which I came to realise is THE big thing to do at Oistins Bay...
07 May 2017
In January this year Mr M and I headed out to Swedish Lapland in search of the Northern Lights. Here are my top picks of where to stay! A SLEEPOVER IN A TREE HOUSE: I would recommend 3 nights at the stunning eco-friendly avant-garde & design led TREEHOTEL, HARADS, SWEDEN. This hotel boasts 7 unique rooms suspended high in the trees offering spectacular views (some better than others) across the forest and down to the beautiful Lule river. The rooms include a bird’s nest, a mirror cube and even the latest creation 7th Room with a cargo net for the balcony! The...
07 May 2017
4 MUST DO WINTER ACTIVITES IN SWEDISH LAPLAND Swedish Lapland has so much to offer and is perfect for active couples, outdoor wannabe adventurers, a special occasion or family trip with older children/teenagers even. I would say that for a wintry experience with younger children however, you may prefer to head to Finland to see Santa Claus. This blog is going to concentrate on the activities that Mr M and I experienced and why they were our favourites. Happy reading! ISDIMMA HUSKY EXPERIENCE: This particular activity was the highest on my personal bucket list and for that reason I ended up doing...
08 January 2017
As a novice skier or boarder booking your first ski trip can be a daunting task so what are the main things you need to think about when planning your first family ski trip? The first thing to think about for a hassle free ski trip is: The ski season - when can I actually go skiing? • The season in Europe and the US starts roughly at the beginning of December and ends towards the end of April. Weather patterns, however, are becoming increasingly unpredictable and no-one can guarantee when the season is going to start and finish. From personal experience, I have...
07 January 2017
It is never too early to be planning a trip to take the children to see Santa and this experience is so popular because of just how special it is for families to do together you really do need to book months if not a year in advance if you want the pick of the resorts. So what do you say to spending the next festive season with your loved ones on a journey to see Santa and his elves in their home village? Imagine a sled journey with thick fluffy blankets, warm drinks and being drawn by an eager...
07 January 2017
Hi there, I am somewhat of a ski holiday expert and would love to help others with useful tips. This blog is going to be of interest for anyone looking to go skiing or who has already booked for the first time and needs some guidance on what to take with them on their first ski trip. I have been on skiing holidays and snowboarding holidays all over the world since I was a little girl. I love every minute and the pictures on my blog are either of my personal trips or one of the luxury chalets I love...
07 January 2017
As we are now skidding firmly into January, myself and my fellow Travel Counsellors are waving our lovely clients off to Lapland for a fun filled time in the snow. However, there are such a lot of options, how do you know you are you are choosing the right holiday for you and your travel companions. Winter is a magical time of year and whether you are looking for that perfect family Lapland break, a romantic weekend in the snow or even a team building incentive travel trip, Lapland and the Arctic Wilderness has a huge amount to offer and I...
07 January 2017
Whether you are thinking of taking the children to see Santa in his home town, take a ski break or even try your hands at Ice Sculpting here are my top 4 picks for affordable Lapland Adventure 1. The resort of Levi, Finnish Lapland – accessed from Kittila airport. The winter resort town of Levi in Finnish Lapland offers excellent opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing. This area is also home to the Lainio Snow Village, where you can see some amazing structures sculpted from snow and ice. 2. The resort of Yllas, Finnish Lapland – accessed from Kittila airport Yllas is the largest...
03 January 2017
The biggest problem I have with working in travel, is that the world is so big and so exciting that near enough every day as I plan my lovely clients trips of a lifetime all over the world, there is always a new destination or a little corner of the globe that I think ‘oh I would love to go there’. Poor Mr M, I'm always adding to our bucket list!! First of all, I would like to reflect briefly on the year of 2016. It was a wonderful year for me as I married my best friend Mr M,...
09 December 2016
REGENSBURG – THURN UND TAXIS: The Thurn Und Taxis house and St Emmeram Palace in Regensburg boasts a 1000 year history of the former Benedictine monastery and at Christmas time plays host to a wonderfully traditional Christmas market. If you are looking for something really authentic, a little off the beaten track and traditional, within beautiful surroundings, this is the one to try. I would visit this particular one as it is getting dark so that you can still take some semi decent photographs of the monastery and castle walls, yet experience the market at night with all the twinkling lights...
08 December 2016
1. Get your photograph taken at Nostalgie Photograph on Waag Platz in central Salzburg. Welcome to the world of 1900, maybe you fancy yourself as a fine lady, a gentleman or taking on the role of the Austrian Emporer Franz Josef. You could even have your photograph taken as a 1900 skier, mountaineer or in traditional Austrian Costume. Once you have taken the photos it takes only 15 minutes for you to receive your snaps and away you go! 2. Dine whilst listening to the sounds of Mozart in one of the oldest restaurants in Europe. A musical and culinary temptation...
06 December 2016
1. Scenic is truly all-inclusive - a Scenic cruise brochure price includes flights, transfers, a gorgeous cabin (go for Sapphire or Diamond deck), food and all drinks plus all excursions. Even one load of washing is included in your price. I am lucky enough to have sailed with Scenic on-board their Scenic Opal river boat which is one of the newest ships in the fleet, built in 2015. TOP TIP: I would always choose a cabin class of Balcony Suite or higher on either Sapphire or Diamond deck if you plan on using the cabin a lot. If you are...
06 December 2016
I had the pleasure of visiting Salzburg for the first time this winter (December 2017) and highly recommend it for a city break. This year (2016) marked the Sound Of Music's 50th anniversary and it was a real pleasure to have visited this year so to pay tribute to a wonderful film and much loved songs here are my top 5 sights to see if you are an avid fan. 1. The Mirabelle Palace and Gardens. A beautiful setting where Maria dances around the fountains and sings ‘Do-Ray-Me’ to the children. You can walk through these gardens free of charge, maybe...
25 July 2016
BARROW: ALASKA, USA BEST FOR: Unbelievable Northern lights displays, truly memorable husky encounters and polar bears. From November time through to the end of January, the northernmost outpost of Alaska – Barrow, is covered in a blanket of darkness for a full 65 days. During this natural yet rather disorientating course of events the northern lights go crazy across beautifully clear skies. Whilst the temperature doesn’t get much above freezing, dog sledding treks that can take the day, overnight or longer can be a great way to truly feel you have gone ‘into the wild’. Polar bear sightings in October and then...
01 July 2016
The summer of 2016 saw my husband David and walk the Camino De Santiago de Compostela. Some may know it as The Way of St James and others will know it from watching the 2010 film The Way. The pilgrimage is a 790km walk across the Spanish Basque country beginning in the beautiful French village of St Jean Pied Du Port and finishing at the shrine of the apostle St James the Great at the steps of the most beautiful Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. This pilgrimage is the most popular hiking route for pilgrims and...
18 May 2016
I have always been a little sceptical of Maldivian resorts claiming they are family friendly and I think my scepticism comes from the fact that I hadn’t experienced the Maldives for myself until very recently. I wanted to see this unique archipelago of islands for myself so I picked up my passport and my new husband of 3 weeks and jetted off to see for ourselves! Our destination was to be Per Aquum’s luxury 5* resort Niyama: http://www.minorhotels.com/en/peraquum/niyama in the beautiful South Ari Atoll whose unique concept caters to families and honeymooners alike. Niyama works by offering two islands separated by...