Hello, my name is Nic. Thank you for visiting my web page. I live in Oxfordshire with my husband Stu and travel is not just a job, it’s my passion.
I absolutely love everything about holidays - talking about them, planning them, booking them and of course having one myself is always a plus! Whether you’re looking for a UK break, chic city stay, luxury beach holiday, romantic cruise, bespoke adventure, challenging ski or indeed a trip of a lifetime, I’d love to hear from you.
Holidays are a precious time and I will do my utmost to ensure the highest level of service and that your travel arrangements are tailored to you. Whether your journey is for an individual or group, be assured of my complete support and attention to detail.
From an early age I’ve always enjoyed holidays and have travelled extensively over the years. I’ve been fortunate to visit some amazing places throughout the world with some of my favourites including Italy, Dubai, Las Vegas, South Africa, Maldives, Thailand and Australia. And, having previously worked for the UK’s largest tour operator, I have built up a wealth of professional expertise and knowledge too.
I also come with a unique background, having worked within the NHS and Social Care sector for over 15 years, specialising in supporting people with Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Autism. With this experience I bring a desire to focus on making the world more accessible to people of all abilities and am well equipped to provide a truly person-centred travel service, whatever your requirements might be.
I’m able to offer an independent itinerary as I’m not tied to any particular supplier and have access to thousands of options. The vast network of flights, accommodation, attractions and specialist products I have at my fingertips, means there are no ends to the types of trips I can arrange. And with direct access to people with local knowledge in resorts, I can find answers to any questions you may have.
In operating my business through Travel Counsellors, it also means that you can have complete peace of mind, knowing that everything you book with me has a 100% financial protection and support from a major award-winning company.
So, if I can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either send me a message or give me a call – I look forward to hearing from you.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine
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:-
Pure luxury for your next holiday - from private jets, bespoke itineraries, authentic experiences and exquisite hotels ...
Constance Lemuria is one of the best golf courses my husband Stu has ever played ...
Here’s a little update from my stay at Banana Island in Doha, Qatar. Perfect for some winter sun!
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.
28 February 2020
I've just returned from a fantastic trip to Krakow, Poland. It's a great city for a weekend break - a short 2 hour flight from the UK with plenty to keep you busy and excellent value when you’re there. A trip to the Salt Mines is a must – this ancient UNESCO World Heritage site is a major part of Poland’s salt mining history. You can take an organised tour from the city centre or you can get yourself there by bus for around 75p each way from Krakow Glowny Bus Station. Takes about 30 minutes and don’t forget to...
Sent in by Louisa Sexton
Didcot, Oxfordshire, 14 September 2020
Nic has been absolutely amazing with helping us organise and then rearrange (twice) our honeymoon due to the pandemic. Right from the start she tailored our holiday to suit exactly what we wanted and made the whole thing very easy. Nic has kept us informed throughout the whole process with updates and her communication has been excellent! If you are thinking about your next holiday, we would 100% recommend booking through Nic!
Sent in by Jennifer Wright
Woodford Halse, Daventry, 25 August 2020
Wow, thank you Nic for the beautiful gesture in regard to our postponed trip to Rome. I would highly recommend the service that you provide for anyone looking to book a bespoke holiday. You go above and beyond.
Sent in by Suzanne Molloy
Banbury, Oxfordshire, 11 August 2020
Nic's expertise and support has been invaluable to us during this unprecedented time.
Sent in by Michelle Fisher
Brackley, Northamptonshire, 24 May 2020
Nic arranged the flights for our daughter’s internship programme in South Africa this year. Her professional and friendly approach coupled with her knowledge of the details was very welcome in advising us on the flight options and other aspects of travelling such a long way away. It was very reassuring during the time of planning and booking to have someone who personally and promptly answered all of our many questions and tailored the flights to suit us. It also set our minds at rest that there was additional support available through Travel Counsellors at any time. Considering the circumstances that we now find ourselves in with Coronavirus affecting travel around the world and our daughter still far from home, it has been particularly reassuring to know that there is someone still checking the flight situation, re-booking cancelled flights and available for advice and support as she plans her return journey. Thank you Nic.
Sent in by Bethan Thomas
Port Talbot, 24 February 2020
A huge thank you to Nic. Our hotel was a perfect location with friendly and helpful staff. The resort was an ideal balance of ski and social with a huge selection of bars and restaurants. Mostly I wanted to say how wonderful it was that Nic took the time and effort with personal touches to make my birthday special and the first holiday for us as a family so memorable.
Sent in by Suzanne Molloy
Banbury, Oxfordshire, 17 February 2020
Having never holidayed on a cruise myself I found Nic’s expert advice and support invaluable and the whole booking experience was smooth and speedy. My Mum and I now have a wonderful cruise to look forward to.
Sent in by Craig Williams
Port Talbot, 14 January 2020
Nic worked tirelessly to find the right holiday for me and my family and was more than happy to tweak any aspect to make it the perfect break.
Sent in by Lloyd Beechey
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 08 January 2020
I booked through Travel Counsellors, and Nicola was my appointed contact. From start to finish the experience has been a pleasure and one I'd highly recommend. I just advised Nicola what I was looking for and she sourced everything to exact requirements. All the hassle and stress of booking agents, timings, travel arrangements all total alleviated by going through Travel Counsellors and Nicola. This is definitely the way forward for me for all future vacations.
Sent in by Michelle Lewis
Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire, 08 January 2020
Nic organised a Christmas trip to Prague for my children and I. Understanding the reasoning behind our decision to spend Christmas overseas, Nic handled all our requests with sensitivity and professionalism. Her person centred approach enabled us to have a bespoke package totally unique to us within our budget. Nic was amazing from start to finish.
Sent in by Jennifer Wright
DAVENTRY, 18 November 2019
Thank you so much for the very professional, unique and attention to detail service that you provided for me and my family. Anyone looking to book any travel requirements should look no further than the fabulous Nic Waddington.
Sent in by Helen Finney
Timperley, Greater Manchester, 31 October 2019
Nic was extremely helpful and listened to our needs. We required a trip arranged at short notice and she found exactly what we needed and took the additional pressure off us. Her service and support has been excellent. We would highly recommend and will definitely book with her again.
Sent in by Tracey Frankum
Abingdon, 25 October 2019
Nic's wealth of travel experience is invaluable and coupled with her great personal skills, it proves to be successful in arranging and booking the right holiday or in our case Honeymoon. Nic's personal touch is what made this booking so easy and no question was too much trouble.
Sent in by Michelle Lewis
DAVENTRY, 21 October 2019
Nic listened to my requirements and found a trip which suited me within my budget. A seamless experience for me. Within 2 days my trip was confirmed. First class service.
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 01865 930 102