Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage. My name is Sandra and I live in Stamford, a stunningly beautiful and vibrant market town in south Lincolnshire.
As a Travel Counsellor I’m here to take away the stress of organising your holiday. I’ve never been a 9 to 5 person so feel free to contact me when it suits you - I’ll work with you to fully understand what you want from your trip and take care of every detail from start to finish, so that you can focus on the other important things in your life and start your holiday relaxed.
Travel has been my life, from my early days working on a campsite in France, through living and working in Spain, Greece, Malta, India and Cuba to finally being UK based, travelling frequently and focusing on giving customers the best holiday ever in places as diverse as Las Vegas, Bali and Kenya, as well as the more familiar European holiday resorts.
Over the years I’ve organised some fantastic bespoke getaways for myself and others including celebratory weekends in the English countryside for 20+ people, exploring the whole length of Vietnam and a once in a lifetime private tour around Namibia. It was therefore a logical step to become a Travel Counsellor and to share my knowledge and experience to help others have holidays that are just as amazing.
The hardest question for me is ‘what’s my favourite destination?’ as I’ve visited over 60 countries and each has its own special charms. You can read more in my blogs but some of the most memorable moments of my travels have been microlighting over the Victoria Falls, swimming with whale sharks in Mexico, floating past turquoise icebergs in Argentina and seeing the stars in the vastness of the Kalahari.
You can trust me to find the trip that’s right for you, whether that’s a multi generational family holiday, a luxury cruise, a romantic city break to pop the question, the ultimate honeymoon or a blow the budget round the world trip. Let me know your bucket list destinations and I’ll find the best way to realise those dreams. And if all you want is to chill on the beach then I can arrange that too.
In the words of St Augustine, ‘the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page’. Get in touch and let me plan your next travel chapter!
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.
29 May 2020
Strange things have been happening during lockdown. Busy friends who normally only cook at weekends are proudly producing plump sourdough loaves midweek and friends who don’t usually see the need to cook as long as M&S ready meals exist are sharing pictures of their culinary triumphs on social media. I love cooking but some things take time and effort, so I don’t do enough when I’m busy, but one luxury I do allow myself is to take time out on holiday to join a class where I can learn how to cook the local food. If you’re a busy parent...
28 May 2020
You hear a lot about the ‘Big Five’ in terms of safaris, where the ‘Holy Grail’ is to see lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, rhino and leopard. Whilst its technically possible to see all of those on one safari, there are of course many other animals that are exciting to see in the wild like zebra, giraffes, hippos, wildebeest and when considering a safari holiday there’s lots of things to think about, especially if it’s your first time. To help you out, I thought I’d share my own experiences of five different African destinations. Kenya The Masai Mara is a great park...
24 April 2019
My holiday to Namibia was somehow 20 years in the making, but it was certainly well worth the wait! Having been on my first safari to Tanzania, I was hooked on the idea of seeing elsewhere in Africa and started to look around. Namibia jumped out as being somewhere quite unique, with wildlife, yes, but paired with dramatic and often otherworldly landscapes. Long story short, we planned a couple of trips over the years and Namibia was often mentioned as a ‘one day’ place to go but the plans never quite came to fruition. Finally, out of the...
Sent in by Karen Smith
Liverpool, 09 April 2021
i highly recommend Sandra for arranging your holiday travel. she is very responsive and takes the time to ascertain your holiday requirements before finding some great options . i’ll definitely be booking with her again.
Sent in by Katie Challis
Bedale, 26 March 2021
I got in touch with Sandra when we had to re-think our honeymoon plans due to COVID. We knew we wanted to go to Cornwall in the hope of some nice weather, but other than that didn't really know what we wanted. With very little information from me Sandra quickly found us several options of accommodation, and we quickly chose the most amazing looking place! I couldn't recommend Sandra more, she was friendly, knowledgeable and made the whole process of booking our holiday really easy. We will definitely be getting in touch when we can confidently book holidays abroad.
Sent in by Tony Stace
Wansford, 23 January 2021
Following a short conversation, where we discussed when and roughly where we wanted to go this year, Sandra came back with a detailed itinerary and costing. She had obviously taken great care to listen to what we thought we wanted and has now arranged a holiday that we are really looking forward to, once the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Sent in by Alice Challis
Richmond, North Yorkshire, 20 January 2021
Sandra listened and knew exactly what we wanted and quickly found several choices for us, one for a weekend away by the sea, another for a large family celebration. Our list of criteria was not easy, Sandra was not daunted, these were booked quickly and efficiently. Sadly because of Covid we haven't been able to take any of the trips booked yet but changing and rebooking has been trouble free with Sandra arranging it for us. I will certainly use Sandra for all future trips and wholeheartedly recommend her services.
Sent in by Liz Zaremba
London, 09 September 2020
Sandra has helped us twice since lockdown lifted to find amazing self-catering places in the UK for mini-breaks. On both occasions, at relatively short notice (and at a time where there was high demand in the market) Sandra suggested a range of options within our budget and which met our search criteria. The places we chose (one in Rye, one near Southwold) were perfect for our needs. I highly recommend Sandra’s friendly and speedy, knowledgeable service. I will certainly call on her again to assist with planning future trips (hopefully at some point for something more exotic, but for other uk breaks in the meantime!).
Sent in by Victoria Barlow
Manchester, 01 September 2020
Sandra was great in helping us sort out a much needed summer break for the family. She found a number of different options and was able to add a personal touch to help us choose. I would throughly recommend Sandra to help with your travel needs.
Sent in by Simon Lindsay
Wooler , 12 June 2020
Sandra supported us in designing a bespoke itinerary for our Honeymoon to Sri Lanka. She used her expert knowledge of the destination as well as ensuring she understood exactly what we wanted from our vacation in terms of quality of hotels, what we wanted to see and do etc, and using this information put together the perfect itinerary. Keeping us fully informed throughout the booking process. We are delighted with the itinerary and are now counting the days until we can fly to Sri Lanka and enjoy the island and the stunning hotels and stops she has planned for us.
Sent in by G K
Leics, 14 May 2020
Sandra was great in answering questions any time of the day. We were unsure about number of guests half way through the process but she happily got different quotes so we had some options. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and use in future
Sent in by Sue Bailey
Melton Mowbray, 17 March 2020
Sandra's passion & enthusiasm for finding the travel/holiday experience to suit her clients is obvious. From the priorities to the finest details - everything is taken into account & thoroughly researched. A genuine case of booking with confidence.
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 01780 490 020