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I’m a Travel Counsellor based in Exeter, Devon in the UK and have four grown-up children. We’ve spent most of the last eleven years in the Middle East, where my husband works, and have used both that region as well as our home in the UK as our starting and finishing point for international travel.
I’ve been in the travel business for many years and previously ran my own travel website, helping clients to enjoy the best destinations available worldwide. I pride myself on my ability to communicate with people and helping them to share my enthusiasm for optimising their travel experience with the right choice of destination. Advice on how to do that cost-effectively and without loss of quality is a vital part of my service.
One of my personal favourite destinations is the Caribbean. What a place! Sun, sea, sand, great attractions, both day and night, and lovely people. People who have honed to a fine art the ability to extend genuine friendliness and a welcoming way to tourists visiting their lovely tranquil countries and idyllic tropical islands.
I love my work as a Travel Counsellor. The satisfaction that comes from being able to advise my clients about how to get the best from their holiday aspirations is obviously a great feeling. At the same time, however, I’m aware of the great responsibility which rests on my shoulders when seeking to ensure that disappointment isn’t an option. Most people only have a few weeks a year to get away from it all and they want to spend their hard-earned cash on the best leisure experience they can possibly get. The number of clients who have returned to me again and again has given me confidence that I must be doing something right!
I’m also proud and pleased to announce that my daughter, Sophie, has now joined me in the business and is looking forward to helping me to help you even more efficiently. She’ll be doing her bit to ensure your experience from initial enquiry to your completion of a wonderful vacation is as smooth and carefree as possible.
So, if you want to make the world your oyster, from cruises to sun and beach destinations, or skiing and more adventurous holidays all over the world, contact me (and Sophie!) so we can get together to get it right.
“To travel is to live”
– Hans Christian Andersen
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.
13 December 2018
Oman has retained its rich heritage, with its historic fortresses and traditional villages. A skyline that has more minarets than skyscrapers and new buildings which are built with a passion for this architecture. You can visit a Bedouin camp and sleep under the stars, or camp on an isolated beach while listening to every lap of the waves rolling on to the beach. Shop in the ancient souks (markets) and breathe in the fragrant frankincense while inspecting the exotic spices, silks and silver ceremonial Omani daggers (Khanjars). The gateway to all of this is Muscat, which greets travellers with its new state-of-the-art...
12 December 2018
Have you thought about a trip to Oman? Having had the pleasure of living there for ten years, I can personally vouch for this destination. There is a wonderful diversity to the landscapes of Oman: jagged mountain peaks appear out of nowhere on the sand-filled plains and stark desert valleys transform suddenly into lush green oases. The empty quarter has saffron-coloured sands which change shape with the Gulf winds and the Arabian Sea washes up against bleached cliffs and pristine sandy beaches where rare turtles breed. Oman's empire used to extend to Zanzibar on Africa's east coast (the birth place of...
14 August 2018
Aruba is a tiny island nestled in the warm southern Caribbean with nearly 100 different nationalities and is known as "One Happy Island". It offers a warm welcome to all visitors with sunny smiles and a friendly embrace. I was lucky enough to visit this gem of an Island earlier this year. The weather was perfect, with the cool Caribbean wind tempering the burning sun (I still got a little sunburnt!) The hospitality is gracious and there are a range of spectacular beaches on offer. It’s no wonder Aruba is synonymous with tourism. The Island is full of history, if that's...
Sent in by Lisa Tinkler
BEXLEYHEATH, 25 November 2019
Rachel is simply amazing! I needed a flight and hotels booking for a break to Dallas and Rachel spent days looking for the best and cheapest option for me. I was travelling alone so felt very nervous and Rachel went above and beyond to help me and put me at ease. She even checked me into my flights so I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I would 100% recommend Rachel for all your travel needs and will definitely be using Rachel again for my next holiday!
Sent in by Samantha Pearson
Coventry, 23 October 2019
Myself and a party of 3 contacted Rachel 4 weeks before our vacation to Jamaica & even with the short notice we had a holiday that I simply cannot put into words! Rachel met all our needs and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything included, with the extra benefits. Rachel, I cannot recommend you enough and I will 100% be using you again. Thank you so much!! Xxxx
Sent in by Amy Rooke
Cwmbran, 09 October 2019
Rachel is extremely professional and bends over backwards to get you the best of the best!! I am super grateful for all Rachel did for us especially ensuring I had the best assistance and correct seats on plane due to my illness.... Literally took most of the stress and worry away! I highly recommend Rachel and know a friend has already booked since my recommendations... I will 10000000% be returning to Rachel for all my travel needs in the future thankyou for eveything ??
Sent in by Leah Wilkie
Eastleigh , 12 August 2019
A big thank you from the Wilkie family for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us at Club Mac in Majorca. It was our very first all inclusive holiday and the resort had everything you could possibly wish for.... 8 swimming pools, water park across the road, pedalos, playground, activities, entertainment, massages, so much food and drink, very clean accommodation..... the list goes on. Our kids had the time of their lives and didn’t want to come home. A massive thank you for the amazing personal service you provided us from start to finish. xx
Sent in by Karen MacDonald
SPEAN BRIDGE, 23 February 2019
Exceptional service, couldn't recommend high enough! Phoned resorts to double check things, didn't get annoyed once at my 101 questions, no matter how silly they were! Very personal service, and have now asked her to book our summer holiday for us
Sent in by Celeste Reumert Refn
Bridport Dorset , 12 December 2018
Rachel is the best ever! She has gone above and beyond the call of duty in her efforts to relocate me and my cat from Denmark to the UK! She is so kind and full of compassion even when I panicked. She gets 10 from me.
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 01392 770 000