Based in Aylesbury

Maggie Bush

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My name is Maggie, and I am passionate about travel. Based in Buckinghamshire, I have over 38 years of experience in the travel industry, of which 27 years have been as a Personal Travel Counsellor. I offer a one-to-one personal service to tailor-make the perfect holiday for you.

I have experience in both leisure and business travel. As a Travel Counsellor, I use award-winning technology provided and supported by a world-leading independent travel company to find the exact travel arrangements that suit you. I have access to many different suppliers which helps me source the best options for your individual needs and budget. Everything I book is financially protected by the Travel Counsellors’ Financial Trust.

I have been lucky enough to visit many wonderful destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, India, Mexico, Dubai, Iceland, the Far East including Thailand, Singapore, and Bali, and in the Indian Ocean the Maldives and Sri Lanka. I’ve had adventures in Africa including South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. In the USA I’ve explored many states and cities including Florida and California. I’ve enjoyed relaxing, sailing and diving in Caribbean islands including the British Virgin Islands. In Europe, I’ve experienced many destinations such as Italy, Spain including the Balearic and Canary Islands, Greece mainland and islands, Croatia, Portugal, and France.

I love my job and I pride myself on my customer service and attention to detail, taking care of all my clients’ travel needs from start to finish. So, whether you are looking to get married abroad, plan a honeymoon, take a cruise, go skiing, plan a round-the-world bespoke itinerary, take a safari, beach or villa holiday, a UK break or a city break - or you just need some impartial advice to start planning your next adventure - please get in touch either by phone or email and let me take the stress out of organising your dream holiday.

I really look forward to hearing from you.


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My Blog

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.

Relaxing holiday in May

05 June 2018

I have recently returned from a fabulous holiday on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, which is in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. We hired a car at the airport. The roads are fairly easy to navigate, and it helped us make the most of the holiday, seeing more of the island. We drove through the mountains, in the middle of the island, on the twisting roads, explored the rugged coast line and beautiful beaches. We visited the magnificent Melissani Cave. It is a lacustrine cave of unique beauty. The sunken lake inside is the most amazing aqua blue. One day we drove over to the multi awarded and renown Myrtos Beach. Had to be done! It is backed by steep limestone cliffs. The view from the top is amazing, and the drive down is spectacular, and a bit scary! In Agia Efimia, we rented a small boat for the day to visit the picturesque coves near Agia Efimia that can’t be accessed by road. A great day out. Captain for a day! Our hotel, the Kefalonia Bay Palace, was just outside the very picturesque village of Agia Efimia, on the hill, with stunning views. Agia Efimia is centred around a small harbour, on Kefalonia’s east coast. There is a good selection of restaurants, taverna and bars in the village and a few shops. I can highly recommend Kefalonia as a holiday destination.

South Africa, for food, wine and animal lovers

19 June 2015

I was very lucky to be included on an educational trip to Cape Town, the Garden Route and Shamwari Game Reserve, hosted by Your Africa, South Africa Airlines and South Africa Tourism. After an indirect flight from Heathrow via Johannesburg we landed in Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town we were taken on a tour to view the fabulous beach areas of Camps Bay and Clifton just outside the city an idea place to relax and chill at the beginning of a holiday. We visited the wonderfully modern V & A waterfront with it restaurants, bars and modern shopping mall. We went to The Market Place for lunch and we all couldn’t get over how reasonable the cost of food is. This was precedence for the whole of this trip superb quality food at reasonable prices. We stayed out at the Vineyard Hotel which had a perfect setting at the back of Table Mountain in the quiet suburb of Newlands. This charming classic hotel is set in beautiful gardens, with an outside pool and a gorgeous Spa. A massage here is recommended after a long flight. On day 2, we started with a short cruise to see a seal colony at Haut Bay, then we drove to Boulder Bay, to see the Jackass Penguin colony, walking amongst them was pretty special. Simons Town offered wonderful scenic coastal views and an outstanding sea food lunch at Black Marlin restaurant. Then we braved the wind and rain at Cape Point, otherwise known as the Cape of Good Hope. The weather cleared and after two nights we drove inland towards Stellenbosch. On route we stopped at a Babylonstoren for a garden tour, a must for those interested in organic gardening. A special place that used to be a farm. The old farm buildings have been turned into accommodation, very tastefully decorated. There is even a Spa to relax in. Arriving in Stellenbosch at lunchtime, we checked in to Oude Werf Hotel, which is very traditional and welcoming. The interior and gardens are very spacious for a town centre hotel. There is even a pool to relax by when the weather is warmer. A must in Stellenbosch is the Foodies on Foot Tour. An informative guide walks you round the town, informing on key points and stopping at the local shops to try their delicacies, ending with a stop in a local tea room for a trio of Cape deserts and a tea tasting session. Our next day we left for Knysna, a six hour drive along the garden route. A pleasant drive with spectacular sea and mountain views. At Knysna we checked into the Protea Knysna Quays hotel in a central location, overlooking the harbour. Knysna waterfront is home to many shops, speciality boutiques and restaurants. Shortly after we set sail on the 'John Benn' for a sunset cruise where some lovely food and refreshments were served. A lovely way to spend an evening. During the day the Featherbed Company arrange trips to the Eco side of Knysna, a great place to explore Mother Nature at her best. The following morning we set off for a malaria free private game reserve. Arriving at Shamwari Game Reserve we knew we were somewhere special, our base for two nights, two days and three game drives. We stayed at one of the uniquely styles six safari lodges called Riverdene, a family friendly lodge with interconnecting rooms. They also offer a ‘Kids on Safari’ program. I was very impressed by the food that was served and the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff. We got to have a look around most of the lodges. Each special in its own way. Over the two days our game driver managed to find all of the 'Big 5' as well as giraffe, zebras, hippos, monkeys, and many more species of wildlife and bird life. We also spent a few hours at Born Free and learnt how Shamwari is supporting this amazing project. Shamwari is all about conserving a vanishing way of life. South Africa is an amazing country. It has so much variety from interesting cities, to wine lands, to beautiful countryside, to stunning coastline and of course an amazing safari experience. The food and wine is some of the best in the world. An experience I’ll never forget. If you want to go an experience something real special, give me a call and I’ll arrange a fantastic holiday to South Africa for you.

Educational visit to Boston & Stowe

12 December 2011

We flew into Boston airport on Virgin Atlantic in economy class and were smoothly transferred at our hotel the Taj in Boston overlooking the park. It is a five star hotel in a great location. In the rooms, as well as many facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible, they have a pillow menu. The next day we went on the Duck tour of Boston is a great way to see the city and get your bearings, not a big city but plenty to do and lots of shops. We also visited the Fairmont hotel in Boston and the Boston Harbour both great hotels offering different styles to a city break experience. Boston is great place to start a tour of New England in the fall. The drive to Stowe takes about 3 - 4 hours and is fairly straight forward. You know you are arriving somewhere special approaching Stowe, the roads narrow and the scenery changes. It is a beautiful place. We stayed at the Stowe Mountain Lodge. A beautiful hotel with ski in/ski out facilities at the right time of year. We visited the Von Trapp Resort, set in a quiet location with beautiful views over the valley. The town of Stowe is quaint and in season there is a regular bus service to get you up to the mountain. A bit of a whirl wind trip but very enjoyable and informative! If you want to visit New England or Vermont give me a call.

My customer stories

Sent by Seril Shah

Friendly personal service, that will meet your requirement and budget.

Sent by Oliver Christof

As usual, an outstanding and professional service Maggie Bush is providing. We appreciate very much all the help and support Maggie is providing.

Sent by Matt Giggs

Maggie understands your needs and finds the best holidays to meet them. Thanks again for looking after my family holidays so well.

Sent by Gordon Farquharson

Members of our family have used Maggie for many years. We find her help, knowledge of locations, and arrangements very personal and reliable.

Sent by Karen Squires

Maggie offers a great service. Highly recommend.

Sent by Max Christof

Maggie, you did a great Job. Thank you very much. :) Best regards Michelle & Max

Sent by Jonathan Carey

Have already recommended Maggie to family and friends. We’re always met with a warm welcome and the most helpful support and advice. There’s really no need to go anywhere else.

Sent by Pamela Dempsey

Every step of the way Maggie was helpful and supportive! I have already started to recommend her to other people!

Sent by Sarah Company Messa

Maggie was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. She designed a holiday that was perfect for us and fitted our needs.

Sent by Seril Shah

Excellent, professional service tailored to my own personal needs.

Sent by Jennifer Sweeney

Booked a few holidays through Maggie and all have been great choices and superb holidays. Relieves the stress of doing it all yourself.

Sent by Mary James

Maggie is extremely easy to talk to and she listens to your holiday needs and always delivers.

Sent by Emma Install Jones

In these challenging COVID times, it has taken the stress out of organizing a much needed holiday, knowing Maggie is there guiding us through the maze of booking flights, hotels, PCR test, passenger locator forms etc has been fantastic. Thank you Maggie - we are so looking forward to our holiday.

Sent by Rob Judge

Maggie was amazing and exceeded our expectations. I never envied Maggie the challenge of listening to our various requests from the family members as to where to go and what to do and then consider our budget! To have some options to meet our tailored needs was wonderful. Initially, we were thinking of using Maggie for just this event (20 year wedding anniversary) but now we will set Maggie this task for every holiday as we seek new horizons. Great work Maggie! Thank you, The Judge family of Aylesbury

Sent by Ellen Aubrey

Amazing service, very informed and felt very reassured that Maggie had listened to my request and found me the best option available to me that matched my requirements. First class service and would most definitely use this service again.

Sent by Oliver Christof

Travel Counsellors and specifically Maggie Bush is always and has been for many years a great and an extremely professional partner in our global planning of business trips. We are more than satisfied with all the support we are getting from Maggie.

Sent by Jade Thomas

Maggie has been finding amazing holidays for us for years now! She knows exactly what we like and it means we can really relax on holiday!

Sent by Mary Moss

Maggie provided me with as many options as I needed to help me decide on my final itinerary for my trip to Thailand next February. She is very knowledgeable, helpful and prompt in responding to queries and sending through relevant information. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family.