I’m Kirstie Timmins – your personal travel expert.
Do you find booking a holiday a headache? All that trawling through websites to compare options and prices. Travel agents who seem to care more about their commission than you.
There is another way – the Travel Counsellors way.
From wedding destinations to weekend breaks and solo adventures to special celebrations, I’ll take away the hassle of finding your perfect holiday. I’m a great listener so you’ll get plenty of time to talk to me about the kind of holiday you’re looking for. Chatting also gives me chance to get to know more about YOU so I can really nail what you need. I’ll then channel all my travel knowledge and expertise to give you some options. Need more choices? Forgot to say you hate hill walking? No problem – I’m not going anywhere until you’re happy.
Did I mention I do local home visits – or we can meet at your local pub or cafe – and I’m available on Saturday mornings? I also hand-deliver tickets and travel info.
With your holiday I’m with you every step of the way. Literally. One couple got lost on their way to the airport so I directed them in over the phone. And I’ll be there for you if you need any help while you’re away. Honestly, it’s no bother – it’s all part of the bespoke, personalised service I offer.
Beaches, business trips, safaris, cruises and fly-drives – no matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, I’ve got this.
Everyone deserves a great holiday. Get ready to enjoy yours!
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.
15 August 2019
I travelled to the Gambia in April for my second visit, and this time fancied trying the new hotel, The African Princess, which we'd only heard good things about. After some deliberation, we decided to book a swim-up pool room with afternoon sun (you can choose between a morning or afternoon sun-facing room). The 6-hour flight from London Gatwick was seamless with the amazing Titan Airways. This was the second time I'd flown with them; the first time I'd upgraded to Star Class which offers a bit more room, complimentary drinks and an upgraded meal, but this time I tried economy. I...
09 August 2019
Never flown Business Class before? If you’re paying top dollar to travel you want to be sure your flight’s going to be extra-special. I put two top airlines – Emirates and Virgin Atlantic – through their paces to see how they compared. Emirates Business Class - Return from London Heathrow to Dubai Great start to my trip with home-to-airport chauffeur service, dedicated check-in at the terminal, priority through security and lounge access – which all come as standard when you fly Emirates Business Class. The lounge offered champagne, a self-service restaurant with a good selection of hot and cold food plus...
20 June 2019
I believe in Belize! Are you looking for a destination slight off the beaten track? Bored of your drop and flop holidays? Want to fit in as much experiences as possible? Then I can truly recommend Belize for its diversity. I went to Belize in June because I wanted to swim with the whale sharks, and it was my 50th birthday so I wanted to conquer my fear and do a zip-lining experience. What I experienced was a whole lot more… First stop was 3 nights in a lodge near the Mayan ruins of Lamanai. Picked up from the airport we were taken...
Sent in by Lauren Hollingworth
Sandy, 30 July 2021
Kirstie is a fantastic and friendly travel agent. You know she’s going to get you a once in a lifetime holiday! Thank you Kirstie!
Sent in by Josh Brawn
BIGGLESWADE, 29 July 2021
Kirstie is very Professional and knowledgeable when i comes to all the finer details. She thinks of things that we would of initially never thought about. Her attention for detail is spot on. If we have any queries Kirstie will go away and research/email the hotel or airline and find us the answers quickly. We can get hold of her through a number of difference communications and she is always available to book our holiday or answer any questions at pretty much any time of the day. We are a little bit fussy and Kirstie shows great patience and amends anything we change quickly and cost effectively for us. Because of the covid and testing situation which we are a little anxious about she's there to help up through the process. I don't think we would go anywhere else when booking a holiday- x3 holidays booked with Kirstie so far and hopefully many more to come!
Sent in by Sharon Kingham
SANDY, 29 July 2021
Brilliant service provided with a smile and laughs. In the current climate I wouldn’t have chosen to go abroad under my own steam. Kirsty has held me hand throughout the whole process now just want to get to the beach!
Sent in by Becky Sellick
Sandy, 27 November 2020
We started to plan our wedding with Kirsty around two years ago. We hadn't even decided on country at that stage but Kirsty gave us some great options and we couldn't be happier with the hotel in Cyprus she suggested. She have also helped us with arranging travel and accommodation for a large family group all with their our specifications. She has been more than helpful throughout and I have complete confidence that even if the pandemic prevents us from going next May she will sort it all out for us.
Sent in by Gillian Sellick
SANDY, 25 September 2020
Thank you so much in these difficult times for arranging our refund for our holiday cancelled due to covid. I know friends who have struggled to get their money back but you personally took this on keeping us updated all the way through. Just also wanted to say a big thank you for making it so easy to book our wedding hotel. Your professionalism in coming out to see us, listening to our wishes and making them real has made what could gave been a stressful situation very easy. Thank you.
Sent in by Kate Mingay
Gamlingay, 17 February 2020
Kirstie is very helpful and most of all extremely patient with us when looking at the details of our holidays to make sure everything is just right. We have booked a safari with her and most recently a fabulous trip to the Maldives. Her personal service is fantastic and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
Sent in by Dawn Cooke
Buckden, 08 October 2019
We have always liked the canaries especially in Winter, we have had many a lovely holiday on the main 4 islands however there are 3 other lesser known and lesser visited islands - La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. We have touched down in Tenerife before we catch a little internal plane to La Palma which we will explore for a few days, then we shall catch a ferry to La Gomera to do the same then another plane to El Hierro. Our Canarian Island hopping adventure begins. Can’t wait! Thanks to Kirstie for her endless patience when juggling my itineraries and requests for planes, cars, ferries and hotels and always keeping within budget.
Sent in by Beverly Whitehurst
North Yorkshire, 15 August 2019
Kirstie did an amazing job organising our trip to the Maldives to mark our special birthdays. Sending passes to the airport VIP lounge as a gift was a lovely gesture that really helped us relax and start our holiday off in style! With so many islands to choose from, Kirstie took the lead right from the start and found the ideal location, tailored to our brief and budget. We had a fabulous stay at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. Staff were so friendly and helpful, and the accommodation couldn’t have been better! Really recommend Kirstie for the personal service ??
Sent in by Mary Boast
Enfield, 15 August 2019
I asked Kirstie to organise a holiday for myself and my friend (two mature ladies!!) for a winter vacation. Kirstie prepared everything for us very efficiently; Requested Air plane seats, boarding passes, transfers from airport to hotel. Having a specialist organise all of this took the stress out of the holiday for us and allowed us to simply enjoy yourselves. First class efficient service. We highly recommend Kirstie and we'll be using her again.
Sent in by Sharon Kingham
Potton, 15 August 2019
We engaged with Kirstie to sort a Christmas family holiday in the sun. Having not been on a package holiday in years it would have been a daunting task as-well as never been away for Christmas! The whole experience was fabulous from finding the right place and hotel to the free resort checkin in the day of return. The holiday was everything we wanted and more. I highly recommend Kirstie for all your holiday needs, you have her as your personal rep, value for money and great customer service. Thank you Kirstie for helping to make a Christmas special after a really tough year xx
Sent in by Samantha Rowlands
Bath, 09 August 2019
Had an amazing experience with Kirstie, very professional yet personal service and amazing knowlege of the destination and hotels, thanks Kirstie
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 01767 360 014