Having worked in the travel business for over 40 years, both as an agent and as a long haul stewardess with British Airways, I think it is fair to say that travel is in my blood.
I love the excitement and challenges that it brings and I am passionate about it.
I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, South America, Canada, the Caribbean, India, the Far East and the Indian Ocean.
In the last 12 months I have visited the Maldives, France, Puglia, Botswana, Qatar and India.
I get so much satisfaction organising wonderful trips for my clients, whether it be a romantic city break or a round the world extravaganza. Surprises and honeymoons are my forte. I enjoy a challenge, so if you have a dream, I can help you to achieve it.
Forget wasting hours trawling the internet, I will find you the perfect trip.
Just pick up the phone or send me an e-mail.
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.
12 December 2016
Visited Sri Lanka many years ago and was keen to see how it had developed. After an early arrival into Colombo airport, we began our journey to Ulagalla, Anuradhapura. The resort is set in over 58 acres of lush greenery and the accommodation is made up of individual bungalows dotted around the property, each one provided with two bicycles for ease of transport to the various facilities. Golf buggies are also on sight, should you not wish to exert yourself. Nature walks, with a resident naturalist take place every morning and there are also horses, for the more adventurous. The Cultural Triangle is...
29 April 2015
I have a trullo here in this magical part of Italy and consequently visit as often as I can. Having Italian grandparents, from the north, I had never thought to venture to this part until persuaded by my husband to take advantage of Ryanair's cheap flights. 11 years ago, we could fly there for £40 each! It did not take long to fall head over heels with the area. It is unspoilt and the Pugliese are most welcoming. Apart from July and August, the beaches are deserted and the Adriatic is always crystal clear. The coast is rocky in parts and...
10 April 2015
New York, a city that I never tire of. My daughter and I share the same birthday and as she was celebrating her 30th, it was a good excuse to visit. This weekend was sunny and quite warm. The New Yorkers were out in style. Apart from the fabulous shopping, we visited the High Line, the disused elevated railway that has been converted into an incredible green space for walking and taking advantage of the unusual New York views. We also visit the financial district and observed the wonder that is the World Trade Centre, which will shortly open its viewing area...
19 February 2015
India is one of my favourite places. I have been to Rajasthan many times but decided to try the south as friends had suggested Nagerhole National Park. Having flown into Bangalore, we travelled to Mysore for one night and along the way, the driver stopped in a small town, where a silk cocoon market took place daily. I had never heard of such a thing and found it totally fascinating. The price is determined by the colour, white is best and size. We were also shown how the silk worm evolves and spins the thread. Mysore was an interesting city and...
12 December 2014
After spending a night in Barbados and enjoying the great band and cocktails at our hotel, we boarded the Royal Clipper on Saturday afternoon. Over the next 7 days we visited St Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, St Kitts, Isles des Santes and Martinique. This is a great way of experiencing the Caribbean and seeing what the individual islands have to offer. Having visited Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua previously, as many people do on their trips, it was fascinating to experience Dominica, which is just emerging on the tourist route. It is totally self sufficient food wise and it was wonderful to...
10 October 2013
I arrived at Toulouse airport and was met by John Brough from Authentic Adventures. The group was then transported to Castelnau de Fiemarcon, our home for the weekend. It is a fascinating fortified village that had previously been abandoned and has now been restored to a place of serenity, with wondrous views over the valley. Our accommodation was in two of the 16 houses that vary in size. My room was in a house with a reception area complete with piano. This was to be the main meeting area for wine tasting. Authentic Adventures specialise in painting, photography and singing...
13 June 2012
Travelled British Airways Business class seats for the journey to San Juan via Miami. The flight was however delayed and we had the bonus of a night in Miami, as we missed our connection. Thursday 13th June Departed on American Airlines after a leisurely morning tour of South Beach, which was very colourful. First impressions of Puerto Rico were more Miami than Caribbean. Many high rise hotels. We arrived at La Concha, a Renaissance property, in time for dinner. A modern hotel, with an open plan lobby incorporating a bar, with music so loud, you could imagine that you...
11 October 2009
The last time I visited India was 30 years ago. When I arrived this time it was dawn and the city was just stirring. After dropping the bags and freshening up, I was out and visiting Old Delhi, including the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Then a thrilling ride on a rickshaw through the covered Chandni Chowk bazaar, jammed with people eager to buy all manner of items to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. This is not for the faint hearted! The next day I visited New Delhi including The Qutb Minar,...
Sent in by Melanie Eynon
Bearsden, Glasgow, 28 September 2017
We just wanted to send massive thanks for an absolutely outstanding break! The hotel was perfect, thank you for finding it and getting us an amazing ocean view room! Stuart also says thanks for his massage and cake! Very thoughtful! As always you went above and beyond!
Sent in by Denis Madden
Hertfordshire, 08 August 2017
Rosanna always listening to our remit and manages to succeed. She always goes above and beyond and we have used her many many times over the past 20 years and have recommended many friends
Sent in by Mary Gardiner
Great Bardfield, 08 August 2017
We were greatly impressed with the speed with which Rosanna booked our holiday, giving us useful advice about reserving our seats with BA to ensure we would be seated together. Rosanna booked a four week trip for us back in 2005 when we visited New Zealand with friends and her standard of service is still exceptional.
Sent in by Samantha Mason
Sturmer, 08 August 2017
Rosanna Fogel was extremely professional, patient and helpful with my holiday booking. She undertook a most thorough and detailed research for me - even making trans-Atlantic phone calls on minute, but important, details.Having experience her one-to-one service I wouldn't go anywhere else to book a holiday abroad - especially one where you need a little expert guidance and some tailor-made extras. She even phoned my hotel to check I had a balcony room with views of certain animals that I had specified! And her advice on how to get travel insurance for a previously-very-ill child was invaluable. Thank you Rosanna - I have recommended you to all my friends!
Sent in by Victoria Rapkin
Saffron Walden, 08 August 2017
Rosanna is wonderful, supportive, determined and understanding, I will definitely use her again.
Sent in by Brenda Goldsmith
Wendens Ambo, 08 August 2017
Rosanna has been really helpful. She has listened to our requests and wishes and she has transformed them into a fabulous holiday package
Sent in by Marion Hardy
Littlebury, Saffron Walden, 08 August 2017
Rosanna has given us very good service the few times we have used her. She is thoughtful and is good at giving alternatives if they are more appropriate.She is prompt with information and is mindful of reasonable coatings. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others.
Sent in by Alison Lees
Glasgow, 08 August 2017
It's great having such a personal service. Rosanna is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and it's a pleasure dealing with her.
Sent in by Susan Woodley
Ware, 08 August 2017
We have been using Rosanna for many years to book our holiday and flights and she knows exaclty what we require of our holidays - extra leg room, sea view etc., etc. We recommend her all the time to family and friends and would be lost without her!
Sent in by Marian Smith
Stansted Mountfitchet, 08 August 2017
Always pleased with the service. Rosanna goes that extra mile and I have total confidence in her and her suggestions. Nothing is ever too much trouble
Sent in by Pat Heath
West Wratting, 08 August 2017
Rosanna was very reliable, efficient and competent. She got us a good deal and took the headche away by finding us a suitable package holiday. Without any doubt I would use Rosanna again and I would recommend her to anyone
Sent in by Rachel Savory
Bishop's Stortford, 08 August 2017
Rosanna is incredibly efficient, friendly and professional, we can't thank her enough. Makes travelling easy and stress free, thank you Rosanna x
Sent in by Ciaran Brennan
Haverhill, 14 October 2012
Rosanna is a very professional and informative travel counsellor!
Sent in by Leigh and John Welton
Secret Harbour, Australia, 30 September 2012
I cannot recommend Rosanna's travel services highly enough. She has been personally helping to organise our holidays/flights/cruises for many years now. She is always friendly and highly efficient - also being extremely knowledgeable regarding many destinations and will always provide us with the exact holiday we are looking for. It is also great to be able to speak personally to her to enable our exact requirements to be met. Many thanks Rosanna.
Sent in by Barry Gardner
Maldon - Essex, 27 September 2012
I and my family have dealt with Rosanna over a number of years using her expertise to arrange holiday visits all over the world Rosanna has always been very professional and extremely helpful to us and enjoys going 'that little bit further' to provide an interesting and trouble free trip, nothing seems to be too much trouble for her My family have had no hestitation in recommending Rosanna to friends and work colleagues receiving only good reports back from them for the help and advice given.
Sent in by Nicholas & Christine Wood
Thaxted, 27 September 2012
We have been fortunate enough to have our holidays arranged for us by Rosanna for a number of years, all of which have been most enjoyable. We have always received a first class service from her and whenever possible she has obtained discounts or upgaradings for us.On her recommendation we have 'holidayed' in Italy at various locations and as a result love visiting the country. We have recommended her to friends and family who have followed up our suggestions to their satisfaction. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she provides unbiased holiday advice which is musch appreciated.
Sent in by Keith Eynon
Bearsden,Glasgow, 26 September 2012
I have used Rosanna for advice and holiday bookings for many years and have found her to be most helpful and patient in dealing with our travel requests.She always tries to give us the best deal possible. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have personal attention when booking travel / holiday arrangements.
Sent in by Karen and Sean Evans
Saffron Walden, 26 September 2012
We have over the past few years booked various holidays with Rosanna, we can honestly say she has given fantastic personal service ,and has made booking a holiday very straight foward ie not sitting in a travel agency ,that you feel, you have been in for hours, we have always had a good deal and the places she has found have always been very nice which we would return again too.
Sent in by Ian Perry
London, 26 September 2012
Rosanna has organized short city breaks to my honeymoon, to all parts of the world. She listens to my ideas for the trip, and offers suggestions (using her personal experience) to make the holiday perfect. All flights, transfers, accommodations, and excursions are well-organized. She is friendly, helpful, thoughtful and efficient in organizing every aspect of our holiday. I recommend her highly, and look forward to speaking to her about my next getaway.
Sent in by Susan Woodley
Ware, Hertfordshire, 26 September 2012
My husband and I have been booking holidays and flights with Rosanna for over 12 years. She is extremely professional, courteous and pleasant at all times and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. She always finds the best deal for our holiday requirements and we have recommended Rosanna to many friends. She has a vast knowlege of her profession and nothing is ever too much trouble for her.
Sent in by Michael Jeffery
West Sussex, 20 February 2011
My wife's sister recommended Rosanna and she has since arranged several European holidays for us. Rosanna works in a professional and flexible manner and has arranged our travel to good value for money, quality hotels with individual character. We have been extremely pleased with the holidays that she has arranged for us. We highly recommend Rosanna.
Sent in by Ciaran Brennan
Haverhill, 28 November 2009
Rosanna is very dedicated and knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to my friends and colleagues!
Sent in by Fiona Coombe
Saffron Walden, 14 February 2009
Dear Travel Counsellors I would like to say a big thank you to Rosanna Fogel who organised and planned our California holiday with meticulous planning and detail. As this was a four week holiday we stayed in 11 different locations and it was a real comfort to reach our destinations with our booking confirmed. I cannot praise Rosanna enough for her professionalism, patience and advice. She is a pleasure to deal with.
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.
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