Hello, I’m Sarah and I’m a Travel Counsellor based in Coulsdon, Surrey. I moved to the area with my partner John and our baby daughter Esme in Summer 2018. We moved out from a busier area, looking for easier access to the countryside yet still near to central London’s culture.
I have much personal travel experience to draw on when helping you plan your own adventures. My time spent backpacking around South East Asia, Australia and South America after finishing university is the root of my passion for travel, this led me to start working in the travel industry in 2004. Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I gained 13 years experience as a travel consultant with a large independent travel agency. During that time I continued exploring the world, both independently and with organised group tours. I have visited diverse regions in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania, enjoying spectacular scenery, culture and wildlife in nearly 50 countries.
I pride myself in offering fantastic customer service and will always do everything I can to personalise your perfect holiday or business trip, based on your requirements and making use of my personal travel experiences and the extensive knowledge gained whilst working in the travel industry. I can help you with a variety of styles of trip from a European city break to a once in a lifetime trip around the world, beach breaks to trekking, from adventure tours to cruises, safari to skiing. Whether it be a special occasion like your honeymoon or anniversary or even a wedding abroad, a big birthday, a retirement treat or you just need a holiday, I will be able to help with your plans. Get in touch to chat about your travel ideas and I will tailor unforgettable travels around your interests and wishes and turn them into reality.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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 February 2020
I am sure that most people that haven’t visited the island just think of Tenerife as a beach resort destination good for some winter sun, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Not being beach-sitters, when I planned to travel to Tenerife with my family in mid-February we booked a 2 centre holiday. We spent the first two nights in a beautiful resort hotel in Costa Adeje in the south. We didn’t really need to leave the hotel with its lovely pools and restaurants, but we did go out for lunch and a wander to the beach. It was lovely and...
11 October 2019
After leaving a wet and windy Gatwick it was only a two and a half hour flight to Split where the sun was shining and the skies and Adriatic Sea were both a beautiful blue. The Old Town of Split is mainly within what was the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace and makes for a wonderful place to explore the narrow lanes, with the odd little square popping up on your wanderings. With plenty of restaurants to choose from you won’t go hungry or if you fancy a boat trip out exploring further afield there are numerous options to choose from....
27 August 2019
I recently had the opportunity to spend the day on board Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. It is a fantastic ship for families, with the Perfect Storm waterslides, Flowrider (for surfing!), climbing wall, SkyPad (bungee trampolines with virtual reality headsets!?), mini golf and fantastic kids clubs for different age groups. Plus, there is a choice of pools and the Splashaway Bay splash zone too! There is no shortage of other entertainment on board either, with a 1320 seater theatre for broadway/vegas style shows and an ice rink where dancing on ice and world championship skaters perform or you can have a...
09 July 2019
Many people do not travel with their young baby as they think that it will be too hard or too stressful. It is actually easier when they are quite small, as once they are on the move it is so much harder to keep them entertained on a journey. Other parents think it isn’t worth taking them away as they won’t remember it – this is about you getting away as well and even if they don’t remember the trip, the new places they experience make it a great sensory adventure for them! Planning It isn’t hard to...
06 July 2019
We visit the Lake District regularly when we go to Penrith to see Esme’s grandparents but whenever I have been it has rained – often quite a lot! Planning a two week trip there felt quite a risk but we were lucky. We split the trip in half, spending the first week in the southwest corner of the Lake District. As this is the furthest point from Penrith we thought it was where we would be most unlikely to visit from Penrith. Lake District roads are often single track and wind their way in between the mountains, so it takes a...
19 March 2019
I was determined to carry on travelling once we had a baby to take with us and I am sure that if people had known our plans for her first year many of them would have thought we were crazy. Most of the plans were made before she was even born! First flight, Aberdeen. You would think it would be the flight that would be hard but getting from Streatham to Heathrow by public transport on my own with a 3-month-old was never going to be simple. The buggy toppling over as the bus took a roundabout summed up the...
Sent in by Pete Gibbons
Bramley, Hampshire, 26 April 2020
A great experience, as always...when the virus is gone, and the planes can fly again, I’m sure we’ll book our next trip :)
Sent in by Mark Vinnicombe
Ipswich, 25 March 2020
Excellent service throughout the whole booking procedure
Sent in by Sue Parry
Faversham, Kent, 31 January 2020
Sarah is a fantastic Travel Counsellor. She listens to your requirements and interprets them into a personalised itinerary, using her expertise to suggest flights, accommodation and excursions that maybe you wouldn't have thought of. We feel totally confident to travel under her guidance and watchful eye and have no hesitation in recommending her.
Sent in by Ricky Cox
Sutton, London, 14 January 2020
Sarah was amazing at the start of organising our trip to New York which was a Christmas present for my fiance. She has been on hand to answer any questions and has also been in contact with myself regarding the trip. I will definitely be recommending her to my friends and family and will be using her again to book future holidays.
Sent in by Lorraine Plummer
Coulsdon, 11 January 2020
Absolutely brilliant! Sarah helped organise a trip for my mums 70th to a destination I had no idea where to start! I now have flights and accommodation booked along with lots of ideas of things to do when we’re there.
Sent in by Nathan Percival
Edinburgh, 23 November 2019
I already have recommended Sarah to friends. Great service.
Sent in by Becky Gamester-Newton
Burgess Hill, 24 October 2019
Sarah was fantastic! We were planning our first holiday abroad with our toddler and didn't really know where to start, but Sarah was able to advise on everything from nap-friendly flight times to appropriate accommodation. We ended up with the perfect trip and memories to last a lifetime. Thank you!
Sent in by Roger Wetherick
Fareham, Hampshire, 02 October 2019
Sarah is fantastic knew exactly what we needed and delivered thank you.
Sent in by Anon ymous
Coulsdon, Surrey, 27 August 2019
Sarah was very helpful, answering all our questions and giving useful tips and advice. Nothing was too much trouble for her.
Sent in by Chloe Moss
Hampton, Greater London, 01 August 2019
Sarah has had constant communication with myself and my partner throughout the process and has gone the extra mile to find out other information that can be useful for our journey. I have already recommended her to other people because of the great service!
Sent in by Bryan Booth
Netley Abbey, Hampshire, 21 June 2019
Great knowledge and always communicated her thoughts and ideas very clearly. Would definitely come back to book another trip.
Sent in by Catherine Hill
Croydon, 13 May 2019
It's been a great experience. We got the holiday we wanted without the hassle. Thanks so much Sarah. I have already started recommending Sarah and will continue to do so
Sent in by Ann Robinson
Warsash, Hampshire, 06 April 2019
Lovely helpful and knowledgeable regarding my recent booking. Knowing they have experienced the journey I am going on. Extremely helpful and have been passing her details on to friends.
Sent in by Pete Gibbons
Bramley, Hampshire, 07 March 2019
Extremely knowledgable and excellent level of service. Discussing holiday plans with Sarah is refreshing. Advice is always thoroughly researched and recommendations meet our expectations, and within budget. Would certainly use again. Highly recommended.
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 020 3292 0515