Hello, my name is Lisa Brady and I am proud to be a Travel Counsellor based in the North East of England, with clients living worldwide.
Having worked in the travel industry for 15+ years before changing to a corporate role, then taking a break to set up a construction company with my husband, whilst also having a three children! I am delighted to be part of this amazing industry.
My career journey has enabled me to have extensive knowledge of not only travel, but corporate requirements, the construction industry, the joys of running your own business and having the right people to take care of the most important things…which takes me back to travel.
Travel for all is my absolute passion. Indeed, I specialise in making travel accessible and inclusive – everywhere and for everyone. Through specialist training, experience and having access to the best suppliers and destination managers in the world, I can organise your perfect trip with considerations to the most accessible hotels, additional equipment, adapted vehicles, whatever it takes to ensure your holiday, wedding, honeymoon, business trip etc. suits your requirements perfectly. So where in the world do you want to go?
Every destination has something new to offer and I have always seen it as my role to fact find the destinations to discover its true potential just for you. From skiing and dune buggies in Dubai, visiting the penguins on a beach in Cape Town to learning to surf in the heart of Northumberland. I haven’t been everywhere (yet) but, it is on my list!
Being a Travel Counsellor gives me the opportunity to be the go to person for a wider range of clients in delivering excellence in service with an impartial, financially backed company. My time is spent creating the perfect travel experience for my clients.
‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sales. Explore. Dream. Discover.’ Mark Twain
Please contact me and let’s start creating your next discovery.
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.
07 October 2019
Thailand has always been a top selling destination of mine, just as I decided that my family were ready to visit – I won a place on a Travel Counsellor exclusive luxury familiarisation trip…bonus! We flew to Phuket (via Istanbul) with Turkish Airlines – currently the largest carrier in the world, flying to more countries than any other airline…who knew? #travelfact. Koh Lanta Our private transfers were ready and waiting at Phuket airport, our first location was the remote but stunningly beautiful island of Koh Lanta. It’s a 5-hour transfer from Phuket (easier to transfer from Krabi) so we stopped for...
11 June 2019
Looking for the ultimate family holiday? I completely relate to the challenge of keeping all members of the family happy. With 3 children of my own, 2 of which are teenagers (please send help, or gin) and sometimes grandparents who join us - finding holiday options to keep all happy can be quite a challenge. Children of varying ages who have different likes (probably more dislikes, parents of teenagers will understand), keeping different age groups happy whilst creating memories with some thrills and some chills – it soon becomes quite a tick list…challenge accepted! When searching for the ultimate family holiday...
23 May 2019
Ready for an adventure? Looking to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world? Then let’s talk expedition cruise. If you like the idea of following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, finding hidden gems and cultural treasures or discovering somewhere remote, mysterious and extreme. Then Expedition Cruise is perfect for you. Expedition cruise ships and itineraries are designed for visiting off the beaten track destinations, encountering the rarest wildlife and scenery – giving you a truly immersive experience of a unique destination, whether that be Alaska, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Costa Rica or Iceland etc. You may have...
27 March 2019
MSC’s brand new flagship, Bellissima (the largest ship to have been launched in the UK to date), docked in Southampton for the weekend and I was lucky to be part of the festivities before her inaugural sailing. There were a host of celebrities and celebrations over the weekend, which was incredible but lets focus on the ship and the experience for you. Bellissima is the sister ship to Meraviglia, she is huge with a capacity of 5714 passengers. With size comes lots of options – 12 international dining venues, 20 bars including a British style pub, a Cirque du Soleil...
19 June 2018
In June 2018 I was extremely fortunate to win a trip to explore Mexico. The itinerary we received sounded fabulous, including 4 hotels, excursions, site visits and our favourite statement - time at leisure! Our flights from Manchester with Thomas Cook were upgraded so we could experience their Premium Class product. Premium seats with extra space, adjustable head rest, upgraded in-flight entertainment, premium meals, complimentary drinks, increased luggage allowance and a faster check in process. In comparison to the return journey in economy I would wholeheartedly recommended this as an upgrade! Our first hotel stay was the Dreams Riviera Maya,...
29 April 2018
I organise a lot of cruises and have clients who love to cruise. When I was offered the opportunity to attend a conference on the newly launched Carnival Horizon ship, I jumped at it! The cruise was set to sail from Naples, cruise overnight to Rome then we would disembark in Livorno. Travelling with some fellow Travel Counsellors we decided to travel to Naples a day early and spend 24hours in Sorrento, far too short a time to visit the incredible place and cut even shorter by a 3hour flight delay but it was absolutely worth the visit! There's a...
24 January 2018
It's top of most children's travel lists, but in my family, I am the biggest child of all! I had been to Florida pre-children and have organised lots of holidays for my clients. As you can imagine, it took little convincing when I suggested Florida as our main family holiday. The excitement levels rocketed, and the countdown was our most exciting one yet, all helped my our amazing myTC app. We opted to stay on site at Disney for most of our stay then end the holiday with a few epic days at Universal. We booked just in time to...
29 November 2017
Rolling Tuscan countryside, terracotta houses, tall thin cypress trees, beautiful palatial hotels and villas with thermal spas – what an amazing four days I’ve had visiting three different hotels in Italy that would make a perfect relaxing break. Beautiful weather as well - mist, fresh mornings turning into lovely warm sunny days around 16 degrees. Hotel Fonte Verde 5* A city break in Rome or Florence and then transfer to the Fonte Verde within one hour thirty minutes for a luxury, tranquil experience. This palatial hotel is set in the hills of the rolling Tuscan countryside with amazing panoramic views and an...
25 September 2017
Early September 17, I was privileged to be invited on an educational visit to the beautiful city of Amsterdam. With a relaxed itinerary which included a walking tour, dinner river cruise and fabulous visit on Holland Americas newest ship - MS Koningsdam, we had lots of free time to familiarise ourselves with the best that this beautiful city has to offer. Flights to Amsterdam make this city so accessible. In less than 1.5 hours you arrive in another country with a different climate and culture - I love that! Transport to Amsterdam Central Station is a breeze using the direct...
08 July 2017
In March 2018 I was very delighted to be offered a space on an educational trip hosted by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. The itinerary was jam packed with all of the gems which Cyprus has to offer, providing an in depth tour of Agia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Omodos Village, Pathos and what was to become my personal favorite - Tochni Village. Luckily for me the theme of this trip was discovering the destination, our aim was to understand the real Cyprus, the parts not everyone gets to see. I have holidayed with family here but as a guest of the...
Sent in by Nichola Stokes
Nottigham , 06 February 2020
Lisa has been great organising my holiday listening to my requirements and offering options. She has also been fantastic supporting with my clients holidays, supporting those to travel with additional needs, she is now a recommended service within my workplace. I have recommended Lisa to colleagues already.
Sent in by Sarah Haviland-Moir
San Francisco, 06 February 2020
Lisa is amazing! We have used her previously for a family one but I recently arranged one for a work colleagues surprise and she went above and beyond ! She really is the BEST !
Sent in by Christine Walker
Newcastle upon Tyne , 06 February 2020
Would score 10+more than helpful in every way makes booking holiday so easy with no stress everything done
Sent in by Brian Pennock
Newcastle, 03 September 2019
Excellent service from enquiry to booking
Sent in by Clare Holness
Cardiff , 03 September 2019
Lisa was so incredibly patient putting together our dream holiday package to California for 6 of us. Will definitely be using Lisa for every holiday from here on. So friendly and nothing was a problem, and always got back to me the same day. Thank you so much Lisa!
Sent in by Eunice Tromans
Durham , 03 September 2019
Went to great lengths to help me book a family holiday worse than brexit.... but now completed!
Sent in by Linda Lowther
Morpeth , 11 June 2019
Lisa helped choose the right cruise for us, follow up and customer service excellent
Sent in by Dominic Gaunt
Gateshead , 03 June 2019
Lisa has listened to our needs and came up with the perfect holiday for us! We can't wait to go in September
Sent in by Lee Hogg
Newcastle upon Tyne , 03 June 2019
I have already recommended Lisa even before I booked as I had heard so many wonderful stories about her from friends - she is the reason I liked the page and booked the deal.. Hopefully planning many more in the future
Sent in by Claire Taylor
Newcastle , 03 June 2019
Lisa provides a brilliant service and takes the headache out of finding a holiday and just provides you with the best bit....a peaceful, relaxing time away from everyday life in beautiful surroundings she had carefully sourced to meet your needs. No hesitation at all in recommending Lisa
Sent in by Gemma Seaman
Newcastle , 03 June 2019
Lisa made the experience of booking my honeymoon so easy, we explained what we wanted and she came back with the most amazing holiday. She ticked all the boxes. She was very efficient and professional but also had her own little personal touches which is fantastic. I will definitely be booking my holidays with Lisa in the future.
Sent in by Jill Baxter
Newcastle , 03 June 2019
one word - fantastic
Sent in by Christine Walker
Newcastle, 21 September 2018
I have booked with liisa several times she has always been very helpful in finding best holiday to suit us
Sent in by Kirsty Barksby
Sunderland, 21 September 2018
Lisa is very attentive and is always willing to help. I have already recommended lisa to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so
Sent in by Steven Carr
Newcastle , 21 September 2018
It was easy to score this a 10, Lisa did an amazing job of finding us th hotel room and flights we needed on extremely short notice(next day!) Lisa will be the first person we ring for holidays.
Sent in by Linda Lowther
Morpeth, 02 September 2018
Lisa, Has been brilliant, informative and ensured all my requirements have been met, no hesitation to recommend and continue to use personally. Thank you for a great travel counsellor
Sent in by Paul Gallant
Sunderland, 02 September 2018
Very professional service.. Lisa was great, was available outside of normal hours to quickly identify a number of options.. Lisa was the main reason why I booked through you.. fab experience from start to finish and will recommend Lisa to all my family and friends
Sent in by Helen Pemberton
Northumberland, 02 September 2018
Fantastic service, detailed & exactly what we asked for, quick response thanks Lisa
Sent in by Terri Ridley
Newcastle , 02 September 2018
Amazing service and knowledge and would definitely recommend.
Sent in by Duncan Weir
Morpeth, 19 June 2018
Leaving all my travel arrangements to an expert takes all the stress out of my holiday
Sent in by Leo Brown
Newcastle , 06 June 2018
Lisa is the best and I am not a relative!
Sent in by June Glass
Newcastle , 06 June 2018
Lisa was very helpful, even though we changed the date after she gave us a quote, she managed to find just what we were looking for, and the date we wanted. I would recommend her services definitely.
Sent in by Brian Gardener
Gateshead , 27 January 2018
Brilliant service. Polite attentive and helpful.
Sent in by Adrienne Stoner
Morpeth, 23 January 2018
I have already recommended Lisa. She listened to my needs and assured me that it was all straight forward. After spending 1.5 hrs in trailfinders I was pleased how easy it was to sort out a holiday with Lisa.
Sent in by Kelly Foster-Pyle
Newcastle , 20 January 2018
Lisa has a wealth of experience in the travel industry and she made everything really easy. She was able to competitively match another quote we had and we won't hesitate to book with her again in the future.
Sent in by Jackie Lockett
Durham , 12 January 2018
I would definitely recommend Lisa Brady as she showed great patience with my chopping and changing destination, airports etc. And also getting just the right deal to suit us. Lisa made me feel confident in choosing to use Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Sharon Wright
Alnwick , 02 January 2018
I am so impressed with the service from Lisa Brady. I could weep when I think of all the hours I have spent over the years trawling through travel deals, looking for the best offer, never again. Lisa can do all of that for me. So stress free, even the payment system is simple! Thank you.
Sent in by Steve Warren
Durham, 23 September 2017
Lisa went above and beyond, helping us sort out our holiday stress free and even helping us with a last minute change to extend our break. Amazing Service
Sent in by Kate Griffiths
Cardiff, 23 September 2017
Lisa provided a fantastic, friendly and quality service, and I will definitely book with Lisa again. Thank you x
Sent in by Karl Walker
Newcastle , 05 September 2017
Lisa provides an excellent service and we have booked 3 holidays this year with Lisa
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 0191 543 7620