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Holidays should be one of the most enjoyable things we do in life. It should be an amazing and stress free experience. Being a Travel Counsellor gives me the opportunity to give a personal travel service, but also with 24 hour support from an amazing team at head office, it really is the best of both for my customers.
My experience in both leisure and corporate travel gives me a really good understanding of what makes my customer’s holidays and business trips easy and enjoyable. Any special requirements you may have, no matter how big or small, I would be only too happy to arrange and organise, to make it the perfect trip.
Everything from a simple car parking reservation to a fully tailor-made trip of a life time. If you are looking to get away I am always on the end of the phone or just an email or text and I can start planning any of your travel arrangements, so please just get in touch.
Here at Travel Counsellors, we are not tied to particular suppliers, so I can build a much more flexible literary for you that fits in better with your wants and desires and any restrictions you may have.
Everything you book is 100% financially protected by either the Travel Counsellor Financial Trust or ATOL. It is the best financial protection in the industry, so every penny you spend on your booking is completely safe.
So if you are planning a trip or just simply want some travel advice, you can call, text or email me and I will help in any way I can.
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.
10 August 2018
The Costa Del Sol is such a good family holiday location. Not too far from the UK, yet far enough to get some almost guaranteed good weather. There is lots to do, from amazing water parks to hiking in the hills, water sports, beautiful beaches, restaurants and bars. It can be as lively and active or as quiet and peaceful as you want. There is something for everyone if you know where to go. Malaga has the beach, marina, bars and shopping. If you’re looking for something busy, Malaga is the place to go. For something a little up market then Marbella is where you want to base yourself. There are some of the best hotels in Marbella and the beaches are amazing. Torremolinos is where you want to be if you want lively evening entertainment. That said there are a few family hotels on the outskirts that should not be dismissed even if you’re not looking for the bustling nightlife Torremolinos has to offer. If you’re wanting somewhere to relax and watch the world go by Estepona is perfect. I would say this is my favourite and must see, even if you decide not to stay there. Some of the surrounding smaller towns are also well worth going along to where you can relax in a marina side bar people watching while soaking up some wonderful sun. Ronda is great for hiking and being an inland mountaintop city, you will get to see some amazing views. In Ronda and the surrounding villages there are many beautiful buildings and culture to immerse yourself into. From cobbled streets to vineyards you will not be bored. Getting around the Costa Del Sol is easy. Hiring a car is probably the best option and the roads are relatively easy. There are two main roads the run parallel with the cost making most places quick and easy to get to. Like with a lot of hot European countries you will find the shops in the towns shut at lunch time for a few hours and open again when it is a little cooler. Euros is the currency used and at the time of writing this it is quite reasonable to eat out. The supermarkets for us Brits are very cheap, and you can pick up a nice wine for 1-2 euros. I have visited Spain a few times with and without kids, so I am always happy to answer any questions. It is a great all-round holiday for all types people and budgets.
27 September 2017
Vienna Vienna is a city of romance, concerts, nativity displays and offers very traditional Vienna Christmas markets. The first ‘December Market’ was held in 1298. Today, there are over 20 Advent Markets selling a wide selection of Christmas gifts and delicacies like Christmas punch and roasted chestnuts. Christmas markets include: Viennese Christmas Market – in front of the City Hall, Open 18 Nov to 30 Dec 2017 Christmas Village Belvedere Palace, Open 24 Nov to 26 Dec 2017 Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, Open 22 Nov to 26 Dec 2017 Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital, Open 18 Nov to 23 Dec 2017 Christmas Market at Spittelberg, Open 16 Nov to 23 Dec 2017 Christmas and New Year’s Market at Schonbrunn Palace, Open 18 Nov to 01 Jan 2018 Please check times and dates for the markets, especially for those markets open 24, 25, 26 Dec 2017 Lille, France The French have a real passion for good food and Lille’s Christmas market is no exception with its gourmet delights. You can sip Vin Chaud (mulled wine to us UK folk); nibble on Nougat; and scoff Pommes D’amour. You’ll find the usual Christmas-themed stalls dotted around Place Rihour, but if you’re looking for more chic gifts there are plenty of boutiques in and around the area. MARCHE DE NOEL From Friday 17 November to Wednesday 27 December 2017 Every day11:00 to 20:00 Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany Enchanting and utterly beautiful, it’s hard to beat the magical atmosphere at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets. Thought to date back to the 16th century, Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt is a feast of red-and-white-striped huts, intoxicating spicy aromas, and charming handicrafts. Tasting a Nuremberg Bratwurst (sausage) and nibbling Nuremberg gingerbread are must-dos while you’re here! December 1st - December 24th 2017 Opening Day Dec 1st 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony: 5:30 p.m Monday - Thursday:10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Friday & Saturday:10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday:10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Christmas Eve:10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. New York The holiday season in New York City is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. It is also a shopper’s paradise. From mid-November through January, outdoor holiday markets pop-up throughout the city selling jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and so much more. Even if you don’t plan to do much shopping, the atmosphere is fun and many markets offer fantastic food and warm drinks. One of the main markets is the Bryant Park Christmas Market. As well as the Christmas shopping you can also go ice skating and sit in the café to warm your cockles. If you are in New York city at Christmas it’s the absolute Christmas experience. October 28th - January 2nd, 2018 Prague The main markets to visit are at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square (5 minutes walk from each other). With brightly decorated wooden huts selling a huge range of traditional and wonderful Christmas gifts, you will be sure to get in the festive spirit and find some wonderful presents for your loved ones. 02nd December - 06th January 2018 (including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
26 September 2017
For my first blog post I thought it fitting to briefly describe the places I have been to that I liked the most, and why. I am well-travelled, but as for most people, some places just stood out as better than others. Costa Del Sol I love the Costa Del Sol. It has so much going for it. Lively areas, quiet areas, family friendly areas. This is one of my favourites for travelling to with kids. From the UK, it is only a 2-3 hour flight and you can fly into either Malaga or Gibraltar, giving you no more than 1.5 hours transfer time the other end and most places being under an hour. The weather is mostly predictable in the summer months, giving you temperatures of around 30-34 degrees in the day time. You can get some cloudy days occasionally, but if you do, then these are good for doing some exploring as it can be too hot to do so when the sun is out. Thailand I have been to the Caribbean and Thailand and I would give Thailand the edge. I found there was more to do there and although I love to sunbathe I am not someone that likes to do that all day, every day. The islands are beautiful and the food is amazing. If you add in an Elephant Hills trip, then you really do get a trip of a life time. South Africa South Africa is so diverse that there really is something for everyone. Safaris are the obvious choice, but then there are the beaches of Durban, the vineyards or the western cape. There’s shark diving, and one of the tallest natural bungee jumps for the thrill seekers. If you want something on the luxury lines, then the Blue Train or the Rovos allow you to see the country in style. South Africa is not a destination you can do in one visit and once you have been you will be desperate to go back. Colorado I just loved Colorado, so much so I wanted to move there. Again, Colorado is a destination that has so many things to do. White water rafting, skiing, riding horses in the Rockies and some good old hearty American dining to finish the day off. Colorado is great at many different times of the year with its changing seasons. The mountains look beautiful all year round but particularly in the autumn and winter with the changing colours of the trees and the beautiful snow. In the summer, the sun shines and you can see some good temperatures so you can enjoy the rafting, theme parks and horse riding adventures. These are by far my favourites, but I have plenty on my bucket list so I am sure this will change and I will be adding to them. Look out for more detailed blogs on these locations coming soon, along with a whole variety of other places to inspire you to explore. Happy holidays!