Based in Eton Wick

Linda Chisholm

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Hi, my name is Linda and, for over 25 years, I have been providing my clients with specialist advice and planning holidays they will never forget. My clients come back again and again because they value the personal service, attention to detail and the hassle-free experience I provide them with every time they have a trip to arrange.

I have travelled to quite a few places myself, Canada being one of my favourite countries for the sheer beauty and size. I saw bears, whales, dolphins. I even ventured on one of the worlds fasted zip lines down a mountain in Alaska when I went on a cruise. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are another firm favourites. South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia including Borneo to see Oran Utans. I have also travelled extensively in Europe, the Greek Islands being a firm favourite there.

I am passionate about my job. I really enjoy doing a complicated itinerary for someone whether its to New Zealand, Australia Canada, South Africa or anywhere, I research everything so my clients receive competitive quotes from reliable suppliers. Along with my personal bespoke service to ensure their holiday goes without a hitch.

I am at the end of the phone should you have a problem whilst you are away, so you have peace of mind, knowing I am available at any time.

You could book all the elements yourself - but if you don’t want to spend hours on the internet, phone or in the travel agents and you want the reassurance of total financial protection. Why not try giving me a call about your next trip? Call me on 01753 202920 and let me take away the pain of planning and the risk of getting it wrong.


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Beautiful Meeru Island

19 March 2019

After a hectic trip round Sri Lanka, a week in the Maldives is the perfect combination. Only an hours flight from Colombo to Male and the tiny airport is right by the ferry port. We did not have long to wait before we were escorted to our ferry for our 55-minute trip to Meeru Island in the North Ari Atol. We chose this island as we felt it was a perfect size. Not too small where we might get bored, and not to big where we could not experience a true Maldivian Island. It has 284 rooms, ranging from the Garden Rooms to the Jacuzzi Water Villas. Even though 284 rooms sound a lot, it was not crowded. We were lucky to see about 6 people in the sea near our villa. We stayed in a Jacuzzi Beach Villa and it was perfect. The island has two reception areas. The main reception near the jetty and another smaller one at the north end of the island which is for guests over the age of 18. There are also two main restaurants. The Farivalhu in the centre of the island and the Maalan at the North end. Both serving a vast menu catering for all tastes. In addition to them, there is the Asian Wok restaurant at the south end of the island and the Hot Rocks Restaurant at the North end. Neither of these restaurants are included in the board basis, whether you are on HB or AI. We dined at the Asian Wok restaurant one night and it was not expensive. There is also the Meeru Café where you can get snacks and ice cream during the day. Included in the AI option. If you want more to do then swimming and sunbathing, you can hire a bike to cycle round the island, but it only takes about 45 minutes to walk round. There is a gym, a 9-hole pitch and putt. A tennis court, volley ball, a football pitch where once a week they have a match with staff against guests. Children are well catered for with a kid’s club and a teens club, where they have pool tables, darts and table tennis. Plus of course there is the snorkelling and you can rent a kayak and paddle round the island. We opted to go on the 'Sunset Punch Cruise' one evening. We were thrilled when the crew pointed out a pod of dolphins, which ended up swimming alongside our boat. These are Spinner Dolphins and they were only too happy to show us how they were given that name, by leaping into the air and spinning. Thrilling. There are various trips you can go on. one of the most popular was the Manta Ray trip. You can snorkel or dive with these magnificent creatures. At the end of a busy day you can visit the Duniye Spa. They have two of these on the island also, one of them over the water where you can watch the tropical fish whilst having a massage. In fact there is so much to do a week is not long enough. We did not want to leave this fabulous island, and I have promised myself 'I will be back'.

The beauty of Sri Lanka

18 March 2019

I have been selling the island of Sri Lanka for about 25 years now, and finally decided to visit myself. I am so glad I did, what a wonderful country! We decided to tour with a private car and driver as I am not good on coaches. Our driver met us at Colombo airport and drove us to Bentota, about two hours’ drive away for an overnight stop. This was purely to break the journey down to Yala NP. We stayed at Centara Ceysands Bentota. This is quite a unique hotel as the reception area is on the mainland and then you go over by a boat to the actual hotel which is on a strip. Our room was lovely and there is a choice of restaurants besides the Buffet Restaurant which is the main one if you are on HB. Early the next morning our driver was waiting for us at the reception for the 4-hour drive to Yala NP. I was so glad we had a driver and did not decide to attempt the drive ourselves. It is mad. So many tuc tuc's and motorbikes. Plus, hundreds of dogs that just wander into the road. On the way down he pointed out paddy fields and explained how they harvest the rice and how they lived. He made the journey go really quickly. They drive on the same side of the road as us, and I was surprised to see nearly all the signs were in English. Obviously from when it was a British Colony. On arrival at Jetwing Yala we were quickly checked into our room, which was amazing. It is at the far south of the country and borders a beach through the trees. We were advised not to wander down there after dark. We soon discovered why as there was a lone elephant eating the bushes right outside of the hotel. Plus, the next day we saw a herd of wild pigs walking through with their babies. The first evening we went for our safari into the park. We had our own driver for this, along with Roshan our guide. It was not long before we saw a small herd at the side of the track. The biggest problem with Yala NP is the number of vehicles allowed in. As soon as we saw the elephants, we were inundated with other jeeps all converging. It did spoil it a bit, but we were so excited to be so close to the elephants we decided it was worth it. Early the next morning (5.30 am) we went off for our morning safari. If we thought there were a lot of vehicles the evening before, we were stunned to see how many were lining up to enter the park for the morning one. It was like Piccadilly Circus in rush hour. But, once again, it was worth it as, as soon as we were in the park, we saw a leopard walking along the track. You could practically touch him. He completely ignored everyone though, clearly used to it. On the third day we made our way north to Nuwara Eliya, another 4-hour drive. This time we were in the mountains and it was beautiful. This is Sri Lankas tea growing region and the town itself still has a very colonial feel to it with some of the buildings. We decided to only stay here for the one night. Again, Roshan pointed out places of interest along the way, stopping at a waterfall so we could stretch our legs and have a wander. This was a very green and lush environment. I was even more glad of Roshans driving as the road twists and turns as it climbs and they do not drive slowly. The next morning, we began our drive to Kandy, back down the mountains for a three-hour drive. Kandy is a very busy bustling city full of noise. We chose to stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya just outside of Kandy. A much-needed break from the hustle and bustle as it was so beautiful, and we enjoyed our walk around here. We had 2 nights in Kandy and the next day Roshan collected us in the afternoon for a visit to the Temple of the Tooth. One of Sri Lanka's prime tourist attractions. He advised that we fist enjoyed a cultural show before heading into the Temple to experience the nightly 'puja' which is a ritual of offerings to the Buddhist Monks. Roshan explained the origins of the Buddhist Tooth. What was once the Buddhits Bath House is now the local police station. From Kandy we drove to Sigiriya and the famous Lions Rock. We stayed here for two nights and could have stayed longer as there is so much to see and do in this area. which is known as the Cultural Triangle. The rock is 656 ft high. Once again Roshan told us the history of this amazing site. We did not climb the rock, we left that to the younger visitors. The next day we visited Minneriya NP. This area forms part of the Elephant Corridor that connects the surrounding areas. Once again, we saw herds of elephants. some with babies. It was not nearly as hectic as Yala was. Our last day we visited Dambulla Caves Temples. Wow. There are 5 caves in all, each one as amazing as the last. How on earth they carved the beautiful statues out of the granite rocks is beyond me. We found this very moving. We ended our journey in Negombo for an overnight stop before flying to the Maldives the next day. There was so much of Sri Lanka we did not see, and I would definitely go back. But it’s the people that make this country as wonderful as it is. Their hospitality knows no bounds. Everyone is smiling. I wish I had not waited so long to visit this fabulous country.

Gran Canaria

28 October 2012

I recently enjoyed a trip to Gran Canaria, an island I have never visited. We flew out to Gran Canaria, where the journey from the airport to our hotel in Maspalomas took about 25 minutes. We stayed at the Seaside Hotel Palm Beach. This is a 5* hotel between Maspalomas and Melonaras . It is in an excellent location, right on a promenade where you can walk to the town. There is a large choice of bars and restaurants. All rooms either look over the pool or the sea and the rooms themselves are quite large with walk in showers in the bathroom. The food here was excellent, especially the breakfasts, with plenty of choice from a freshly cooked omelette to fresh fruit or pastries. On our first day, we drove to the capital of Las Palmas where we picked up a guide and drove into the mountains just outside of the town. The views were amazing, and we learnt so much about the island and especially the capital. We walked around the Old Town and visited Christopher Columbus’ house. We were taken to a tapas bar for a fantastic lunch, one I don’t think we would have found without the guide! In the evening we went for dinner at the Sheraton Salobre, another 5* hotel. This is situated inland from Maspalomas, about a 15 minute drive away. It has two 18-hole golf courses and is a really modern hotel. They have a shuttle bus available that takes you to the beach or you can stay at the hotel and enjoy one of their 7 swimming pools. While in Gran Canaria, we had the chance to travel to the south of the island. We stopped in Puerto Mogan, known as Little Venice, and I could definitely see why. It is such a pretty town with little bridges over small canals. The beach is quite small here but it wasn’t crowded. We had lunch at the Cordial Mogan Playa, a 4* hotel which is set out like a village – it’s perfect for families. We also had chance to visit the Gloria Palace Amadores, another 4*. This has two swimming pools, one reserved just for adults. The rooms here are a generous size, perfect for 2 adults and 1 child. Although this is set on the cliff, there is a lift that takes you down to the promenade and beach. We were able to try their Thalasso Pool here, perfect to wipe away any aches and pains. We had dinner in the Gloria Palace Royal, one of my favourite hotels on the trip. We had a superb meal and the rooms and the hotel itself were lovely. We enjoyed a trip into the middle of the island to visit another hotel. The route itself was fantastic and the scenery just kept changing the higher we went. The Parador Cruz de Tejeda was fabulous. It wouldn’t really be suitable for children, but if anyone wants somewhere away from the hustle and bustle or loves walking, then this is the ideal place. On our final day we walked into Maspalomas and visited the Baobab Hotel. This is a 5* family hotel based on an African Theme. It’s a really big hotel but not ideal for couples. Lunch was served at the beautiful Grand Hotel Residencia. It’s a very glamorous hotel but I wouldn’t recommend this to families either as it’s very quiet and there are no facilities for children. You can walk to a nearby beach in about 10 minutes. I will definitely be visiting this fabulous island again. It has so much to offer and would suit anybody looking for culture, scenery or beautiful beaches.

Northern Lights

19 July 2012

I am sure most of us have a 'Bucket List' and on mine was a trip to see the Northern Lights. As this year was supposed to be one of the best years to actually see this phenomenon, my husband and I decided it was now or never. There are many ways to view the Lights, most people opt for a cruise, but I wanted to make sure that we had the very best opportunity to see them so decided on a land based trip for a week. This was a fully organised package with flights, accommodation, food and various trips. We decided to visit the Lights inMarch as it was a few degrees warmer then, although they supplied us with warm suits and boots which was a great help. We stayed in a cabin, fairly basic but comfortable and warm, we even had our own sauna. The weather was fantastic, most days blue sky, and really pretty. The meals were taken in the Main Lodge, these were plentiful, if a bit basic. They catered for everyone, and always had a vegetarian option. It was served buffet style so no gourmet dining. The staff were brilliant. Mainly English and all young. Very friendly and made us all feel very welcome. The highlight of the trip, apart from the lights themselves, was a Husky Ride. My husband was the 'Musher' so I was a bit apprehensive as it is not his day job!!!. We had great fun and the dogs were gorgeous. One evening we went out on Skidoos, again hubby driving. We travelled for about 10 kms, in the hopes of seeing the lights, but we were unlucky that night. Another great trip was to see to a Reindeer farm, where we were taught how to lasso a reindeer, could come in handy one day I suppose, and we also went for a reindeer sleigh ride. Other trips were a visit to an Ice Castle, and cross country skiing. something I have never done before although I used to ski. I soon discovered this was totally different and I had the bruises to prove it. I expect most of you want to know whether we actually saw the lights, and the answer is YES we did. Breathtakingly beautiful. We had arrived on the Sunday evening, and on the Monday we were taken for a walk up the hill near the Lodge. We were given a talk about the local wildlife and also about the Lights themselves. Unfortunatley we did not get to see them that night. On the Wednesday we walked up the hill ourselves, armed with a camera, and this time we did get to see them. Disaster struck though and my camera did not work. I was told I should have taken a Tripod, but my camera would just not capture the colours in the sky. On our last night there, Saturday, we were all in the main lodge when someone came in to tell us to get outside quick. It was MAGNIFICENT, It was as though they said' Come on it's their last night, let's put on a show' I cannot describe it only to say it was the most amazing site I have ever seen. Our neighbours in the cabin next door had a brilliant camera and he managed to get some lovely photos, which are the ones I am showing on my web site. I only wish I could say that I took them, but I didn't. BUT I did see them exactly as it is shown in the photos. If anyone has ever wanted to see the Northern Lights, then I can highly recommend this trip. You don't have to do the trips although for me they were all part of the beautiful country we visited. We had a lot of fun and met some great people. I would love to do it again one day, but my 'Bucket List' is still very long and I don't want to run out of time.!!!!

Alaska Cruise

06 October 2010

As it was a 'special' birthday for me this year, I wanted to do something memorable. After a great deal of discussion with my husband, it was agreed that we would do an Alaskan Cruise. I can honestly say it was an amazing experience. We flew to Seattle for an overnight stay. We chose Celebrity Millenium, as this was giving us the dates we wanted and I had cruised on her before, so knew the ship and loved it. The following day we flew to Anchorage and went by coach down to Seward to board the ship. It was a long but beautiful drive. The scenery was as I expected, lots of snow and stunning scenery. We decided to have an ocean view cabin, which is a must in my opinion. We would have liked a Balcony cabin but finances did not stretch to that as we wanted to do quite a few excursions, and decided to spend the money on these instead. The cabin was very comfortable and had plenty of room to move around in. That evening we found our table and was delighted that it was right by a window, and as it was still light we had wonderful views of the passing scenery. Our first stop was at the Hubbard Glacier. It was incredible how close the ship got to this huge Glacier which is 6 miles wide. It was freezing cold and we had to go in at one stage to thaw out, but soon went back on deck to take more pictures. The following morning we arrived in Juneau. It was like arriving in a different country as the sun was out and no sign of snow on the ground. This was our first excursion and we chose to do the Whale Watching trip plus a Salmon bake. We saw Hump Back Whales, in fact one went right under our boat, I was so excited I forgot to take a picture. The Salmon bake was lovely too, nothing like the salmon we get back here in England. From here we went to Skagway, this was the highlight for me. Again the sun was shining and everyone we met kept telling us how lucky we were. Unfortunately we had booked a helicopter trip onto the glacier and then a Husky ride, but the mountain was shrouded in mist so the helicopter could not take off. We waited all morning and then at 1.00pm we were given the go ahead. Wow. The helicopter trip itself was fantastic, there were 6 of us in the helicopter, and the views were stunning. There were hundreds of Huskys on the glacier, they live there all summer and love to race. We had 2 to each sled, a 'Musher' and a passenger. My husband was a Musher but I struck lucky and got a hunky Canadian instead. (Another poor girl got hubby). It was only a short ride but we learned all about the huskys and cuddled 2 pups that had just been born a few days earlier. This was an experience I shall never forget. Day 4 was a stop at Icy Strait Point, I must admit this was another excursions that we chose, and I was beginning to regret. This town is known for the longest Zip Wire ride in the country. It took us 45 minutes just to drive up there and when I saw the view from the top, I started to shake. There were 4 'seats' next to each other, they strap you in a bit like a baby bouncer seat, you are told to lift your legs, then it is 3 2 1 and go. No time to think. All I can say is I would do this again. It did not feel as though we were going fast, yet we reached the bottom in less than 60 secs, and was travelling at 45 mph. The only time I felt scared was when I saw the ground rushing up to greet me at the bottom, but we stopped okay and I was elated. I looked up and could not believe that I had actually come down on that. Our final destination was Ketchican. We decided to just stroll around the town and visit the Creek area, known for its 'dancing girls' at the height of the Gold Rush. Finally we arrived in Vancouver at the end of am amazing trip. Would I do this again? In a second I would!

The Rockies Canada

23 April 2008

Western Canada, and the Rockies in particular is one of my favourite destinations. To celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary I planned a self drive trip across from Calgary to Vancouver Island. We had been before, so I planned a slightly different route this time. One place I did not want to miss though was Lake Louise. The pictures you see of this beautiful place do not do it justice. Just to sit in front of the Chateau Lake Louise, gazing at the lake itself is so calming. It changes before your very eyes. If you can afford to stay here then it is worth having the lake view, I can guarantee it is a view you will never forget. If this is outside your budget there are plenty of other places you can stay nearby. We drove from Calgary to Banff which only takes about 1.5 hours. Banff is a lovely town and a trip up Sulphur Mountain in the Gondola is a must. Followed by tea at the Banff Springs Hotel, or maybe a soak in the Banff Hot Springs at the base of the mountain. If you love wildlife and walking then this is the place to go. We drove from Banff to Lake Louise which only takes an hour, stopping en route to walk up the Johnsons Pass. When you first enter the National Park you are given a newspaper detailing all the beauty spots to stop at for that picture opportunity, and also various walks; it even grades them for you. We have been to Jasper on our last trip so decided instead to drive across into Alberta on the Trans Canadian Highway. Despite the name this is not like the M25. The scenery is breathtaking and we made various stops en route before arriving at another favourite destination of ours, Lac Le Jeune. This is a very basic looking hotel that sits on the edge of the lake itself. The position of this, and the friendliness of the staff, more than makes up for the fairly basic accommodation. The food was excellent also. Onwards to Vancouver where we stayed for a couple of nights. One of the 'must see' trips here is Capilano Canyon. If you are brave enough to walk across the rope bridge straddling the canyon, then you will not regret it. There is so much to see and do in and around Vancouver. Grouse Mountain, yes another Gondola ride, has a refuge for endangered wildlife. On our first visit we saw 2 baby grizzly bears, on this trip we were thrilled to be able to see one of them, Boo, now a 5yr old bear, in his own mountain refuge at Kicking Horse. Other trips you can do from Vancouver is whale watching, take a trip up to Whistler, or stay put in Vancouver.How about hiring a bike to cycle around Stanley Park, stopping at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, where you can see a Beluga Whale? If you have the time then finish your trip over on Vancouver Island. You can take the ferry over to Schwartz Bay just outside of Victoria. Its a beautiful town, and full of history. We did our whale trip from here and saw a pod of Orcas with their young. It was so exciting. The highlight of our whole trip though was flying on our first sea plane out of Campbell River in the north of the island, over to Knight Inlet. We had 2 nights here and it was heaven on earth. I am passionate about wildlife and the one thing I had never been able to spot was a bear in the wild. I was certainly not disappointed on this trip. We were taken by boat to a Hide overlooking a Salmon Ladder. As soon as we got there we saw them. I cannot describe how excited I was. We watched them catching the salmon and playing together in the river. There must have been about 5-6 adults in all, and then out of the woods came two bear cubs. It was such an amazing experience. I did not want this holiday to end. It was a fantastic trip and I will be going back for a third time. If anyone loves beautiful scenery, walking and wildlife, then give me a call and we can discuss an itinerary to suit you.

Magical Malaysia

20 May 2008

I had always wanted to travel to Malaysia, and when some very good friends of ours mentioned they also wanted to go, that was enough for me to make the decision and not to put it off any longer. We travelled from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpar and from there took a connecting flight to Langkawi. We decided that this was going to be a twin centre and we would have a week in Langkawi and a week in Borneo. With my love of wildlife, this was a must as I had always wanted to see the Orang Utans. The end of April is the dry season in Langkawi, however as we were in the middle of a rain forest it did not mean we were without rain, in fact it rained most days but it was short and heavy. It certainly did not spoil it for us. We stayed at the Andaman in Langkawi, a really beautiful hotel right on the beach. You are warned not to leave any windows open as the monkeys venture in from the rain forest and steal anything they find. One day as we were sitting by the pool, I noticed several people suddenly clambering about, I looked round and about 4 ft away from me was a very large Iguana. He was about 3 ft long, he walked right past my sunbed, climbed into the pool, swam across and got out the other side and walked into the forest. Apparently he does this most days, but this was the only time I actually saw him. You don't see that happening in many places. Langkawi is a beautiful island, and the people were lovely. We took a taxi everywhere we went and it was never too much trouble for them to drive anywhere you wanted. They are very proud of their island and are very keen to show it to you. We took the cable car up the summit of Gunung Kraf Budaya, and visited a local craft village. They are very gentle people and when our week was finally up, we did not want to move. However the thought of seeing the Orang Utans was a good incentive. We flew to Kuala Lumpar and then on a connecting flight to Kota Kinabalu; the capital. From here we drove to our next hotel which was surrounded by 400 acres of gardens and boasts its own nature reserve. This is where I was going to see my Orang Utans at last. They only have a few baby ones here, that have been rescued, usually because their mothers have been killed. They rehabilitate them before sending them off to Sandakan and releasing them into a much larger area, where hopefully they can spend the rest of their lives in safety. I cannot describe how excited I was to see the little babies clambering above me and swinging from the trees. They were gorgeous. We ended our stay with 2 nights in Kuala Lumpar. Its a very busy city but the public mono rail system was brilliant, and so cheap. We went all over the place for just pennies. The only fly in the ointment was when we collected our luggage in Kuala Lumpar airport on our way back from Borneo, I said to my husband, 'Can you smell fish?' Of course he couldn't smell anything. I did notice several people looking at me, but again I was so busy talking - as usual - that I really did not take much notice. That was until we tried to put my case in the taxi. The driver suddenly started shouting at me and pointing to my case. He wanted to know if I had fish in my case. When I bent down to sniff, I was nearly knocked out with the smell. They must have been carrying fish in the plane with the luggage, and I can only assume the fish container must have burst open and most of it landed on my case. We were staying in a 5* hotel in Kuala Lumpar and I was most embarrassed checking in. They were wonderful however, and took my case, wrapped it in cellophane, contacted the airline and arranged for a new case to be sent. Now thats what I call service. This is a place that I most definitely want to go back to, we only scratched the surface of this wonderful country. I shall just make sure they are not carrying fish next time I go.

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I like to be able to talk to someone that has experienced the places that I like to go or at least has access to people that can suggest the best locations, hotels etc for our needs. Linda makes suggestions about our trips when I haven't thought of things to do or include and considers our best options with flights and other travel connections. I feel this is a truly personal service and adds great value to our holiday experience.

Sent by Gail Bishop

Linda was brilliant. She asked what we wanted and our budget and immediately started working on our dream holiday to South Africa. She did far better than we could have done alone or with a travel agent because she knows the area and all the lovely places to go that many others may not. Our final itinerary was far better than we could have imagined and well on budget. Now we can’t wait for our South African Pride adventure. Thank you Linda.

Sent by Rodrick Long

Excellent service and a lot of knowledge about the travel business

Sent by Christine Gill

Lynn has sorted out my holidays for longer then I can remember and I would not trust anyone else and have recommended Travel Counsellors to others.

Sent by Caroline Thatcher Jones

Excellent advice and knowledge! Linda put together a really good itinerary that I could never have done myself

Sent by Joan Bristow

Linda is both very professional and caring in her abilities to find the right holiday each time I have asked. She follows through on all the details. Thank you.

Sent by Tegwyn Cornelious

Every time we have needed Linda to book our flights and taken into account our needs she has never failed to deliver !!!! Linda is a lovely, kind, caring person. We are very luck to have her

Sent by Wendy Cox

If i could give Linda 20 out of 10 I would. Linda is there for you, every step of the way and will point out others mistakes, if I have had a quote fro elsewhere. She is a true professional who knows her job and is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. She is also a good laugh. Thanks Lin

Sent by Margaret Rutter

Lin has always been helpful friendly, and efficient

Sent by Julie Bowles

Excellent service from Linda. I love going on holiday, but getting my act together to trot round travel agents or scrolling down endless holiday sites is not what I have time for. I ring Linda and say I fancy this idea and she comes up with some lovely ideas, prices and options, and its all taken care of we just go.

Sent by Ian Cox

We have had years of " beyond the normal call of duty" from Linda and have placed all but one of our holidays with her over the last ( don't ask) years . I think that the other agency in that case made a loss and even Lin said cannot match it do it. This was the only time we went purely on price. if you want friendly , efficient , service Linda is the person. If ( very rarely) something is not feasible for her she will tell you and do her best to find an alternative.

Sent by Marjorie Wroe

Very knowledgeable, very helpful, very patient. The holiday was tailored to our needs and we received valuable advice and consideration.

Sent by Hazel Saubders

I've already recommended Linda Chisholm to family and friends and will continue to do so. Linda is excellent at her job, covers every detail no matter how small and follows them up to the end.

Sent by Natalie Wilson

Lin has been very helpful as aways wiling to work with any requirements was needed and managed to get a great honeymoon package.

Sent by Peter Cornelious

Every time we contact Lin she never fails to look after us and get us the best deal. Also great help and support.

Sent by William Teague

Have booked many holidays with Lin and recommended her services to many others. We can honestly say that she gives a first service to her customers. We now find that having booked several times Lin knows exactly what we like and meets our every need, 2017 holiday already booked ---- many thanks Linda Chisholm.

Sent by Jackie Williams

I will always recommend Linda as she goes out of her way to sort all the little details that the high street companies tend to forget .

Sent by Margaret Rutter

Lots of experience in the travel industry and always helpful. When we had a delay going from LA to NZ due to a shooting incident Lyn kept in touch with messages and helped us re delay to NZ . THAT IS SERVICE

Sent by Wendy Cox

If I could give more it would be a score of 100/100. You meet a lot of people in life and Lin is one of the 'Special' ones. She has many times in the past gone out of her way to help, wherever I have been in the world and is always at the end of a phone or an email. A true asset to Travel Counsellors

Sent by William Teague

Linda gives a first class professional service with no request being to small or big, she gives sound advice in a professional and friendly manner. She is always available no matter where you are in the world regardless of time. She truly gives 100% to find the best deals and locations which is something you don't get from other travel agents. With this unique service there is no reason to go anywhere else.

Sent by Wendy Cox

We have used Linda as our preferred travel agent for many years and have been very satisfied not only the deals obtained but also the exceptional service , which has often gone well beyond the call of duty. Occasionally there may be cheaper deals out there but the level of service provided by Linda is second to none. Where possible we have recommended and suggested her services to family and friends

Sent by David Eales

Lin is a star!!! I have an extremely busy work schedule at the moment and I have not been the easiest person to pin down or deal with (time-wise). She never once got frustrated with me and always came across professional and polite and provide proper 'travel consultancy'. She advised where needed and guided to me to choose the best options for the tailored holiday I need. I would 100% recommend Lin to anyone that needs support with their travel plans. She is very knowledgeable and simply a very nice lady. Thanks for your help Lin.

Sent by Abi Chicraft

Linda was excellent at helping us with our booking. She listened to all our requirements and tailored our trips to our needs exactly. Very customer focussed and very willing to answer any queries I had regarding the choice of destinations she initially recommended to me. I will definitely be recommending her to friends and family. Very happy to date.

Sent by Peter Cansfield

As always, patient, understanding and instilling confidence in choosing the right holiday.

Sent by Malcolm Johnson

Linda Chisholm is a credit to your company. Nothing is too much trouble. We have a varied list of requirements and Linda takes them all into account. We have used her for a number of years and will continue to do so. She is part of the family! Excellent service. Cannot fault it in any way.

Sent by Eric Stannard

Linda, in conjunction with Travel Counsellors provides the sort of service fast disappearing throughout the industry.She takes the aggravation out of the process and is so forgiving as I change my mind on the parameters.

Sent by Mark Allin

Linda has been first class, we have now told our friends and family about Linda. This has resulted in making further bookings to our holidays! I will be passing all my holiday requirements to Linda in the future. Well done to Travel Counsellors for having such a great person as Linda working for them.

Sent by Margaret Rutter

I have arranged my holidays through Linda for many years and she is fantastic and certainly has a great knowledge on the places to go. I have also referred her to other family members.

Sent by Kim Eales

She is great and has found us some amazing places. We trust everything she says and does and would highly recommend her as we have done several times.

Sent by Richard & Marilyn Cox

Linda has been extremely helpful with her advice and guidance with regard to our fondness for cruising. We have been loyal to Cunard, because we like their style and service, and Linda has been able to discuss with us the best arrangements to suit our particular arrangements. Last year she invited us to visit a new celebrity cruise line, with a tour and lunch on board, to see what else was available in the cruise market. This was good for us to be able to obtain an overall picture. But we do not just cruise. In 2009, she arranged for us to visit Kenya with a game safari, at two camps, and also to visit Hemingways resort for several days on the coast. We again only gave her a rough idea with suggestions, and she put a superb package together. In 2012 we visited friends in Singapore and then joined The Eastern Orient Express for the overland trip of 2 days to Bangkok. We were only going to be in Bangkok for approx. 30 hours before our return flight to the UK, but in that short time she arranged in advance for us to visit The Royal Palace and Golden Temple. We did manage ourselves to have a trip on the river, which flowed alongside the lovely hotel that she organised for us with wonderful views of Bangkok. It is so important in our opinion to be able to discuss with a Travel Counsellor, our travel arrangements that we would like to undertake, and be guided as to the best way forward.

Sent by Christine Gill

Linda has arranged our holidays since she set up with Travel Counsellors. we have travelled to many parts of Africa and Europe and Canada and South America and Lin has organised every detail of each trip for us All i need to do is give her an idea of what we would like to do and where and when and she has crated fabulous holidays on every occasion for us She is fully aware of our likes and dislikes and seems to find places which are perfect for our independent spirits and our preference for independent travel I would not go to anyone else and i have nothing but praise and thanks for the way she works and is my personal travel counsellor !

Sent by Chris and Sarah McKnight

Linda was very helpful with both booking our honeymmon and with any questions we had before and during our honeymoon. We had a truly fantastic honeymoon, we couldn't have wished for any better.

Sent by Elaine Eldridge

For many years I have been using the Travel Counselling Service. Last year I had my holidays arranged by Linda. She offers a very good and personalized service tailored to our individualized needs. It makes booking or creating the perfect holiday a delightful hassle free option. You should try it out.

Sent by Ian & Wendy Cox

We have known Lin from before her Travel Counsellors days using her for booking our Holidays whether near to home or for Long Haul. Very much as a friend as well as an advisor for land and cruise holidays We were quite upset when she left her previous company, but where happy to follow her to Travel Counsellors for her expertise. She has found us some fantastic Land based Holidays and we booked our truly wonderful Honeymoon through her some 5 years ago. We started our cruising holidays after my Sister had said how good they were and that we would enjoy it, back in 2001 and have been cruising ever since. She has found us some stupendous cruise deals with (2 with exceptional OBC), but not all have been the absolute cheapest but she has had the patience to work with us. We have taken the odd no brainer option and booked with another agent, but have always returned to Lin. Where she could give us a keener price (at cost to herself) she has done so within the rules of the game. In addition to identifying cruise deals, she has introduced us to smaller ship cruising, with more select itineraries and more inclusive deals- often more effective than the larger Cruise lines ‘bums on seats and charge everything extra approach’. The service from Lin has always been excellent and exemplary, but on one occasion, outstanding. When we were en-route to Auckland for a (New Zealand to Australia Cruise) Celebrity cancelled the cruise due to engine problems with Celebrity Millennium. Lin worked tirelessly out of hours (8 hours time difference) to find us an alternative land based option in New Zealand. All this was carried out with efficiency and humour. Whenever Lin is away on holiday, we are always given a contact, for help if needed.

Sent by Martin Clerk

Linda has never been phased by any holiday request and her attention to detail ensures a completley worry free holiday. Many thanks

Sent by Amy Day

Linda organised our honeymoon to Italy and was so helpful when we were trying to make decisions. She made it the best honeymoon we could have hoped for; it went so smoothly and we were completely stress free. I would definitely recommend Travel Counsellors for any holiday and I would definitely go to Linda again in the future.

Sent by Caroline Rose

Thanks to Linda for making our holiday a success. There were lots of changes and late amendments up to just a few days before we left and I'd like to say a big thank you for all your hard work and efficiency. We had a fantastic time and everything went to plan. We'll be booking through you again!

Sent by Hazel Saunders

I've been using Lin for a number of years, mainly for our long haul holidays, but she has also arranged weekend breaks and European trips. She has been to many places herself, so can advise personally, and never fails to come up with great hotels and places to visit. She is very professional and conscientious with your needs and budget! I would recommended her to anyone. I wouldn't use anyone else!

Sent by Mike H

I have been using Lin to arrange travel for me and my family for over ten years. When she moved from her previous job to become a Travel Counsellor I recognised the knowledge and experience she had grown transferred with her. She has arranged business trips, short stays and complex tailor-made holidays for us to Europe, the USA & Canada and Australia. I highly recommend her professional approach

Sent by Paul Forbes-Buckingham

This is my first experience with Travel Counsellors and so far so good! I found Linda to be very efficient and she demonstrated a great deal of experience within the holiday business, specifically with African safaris which I am interested in this year. I haven't travelled yet and so cannot comment on the actual holiday. If all goes well, I'll use Linda again for my holiday needs.