Hi! I’m Sarah. I live in Widnes with my husband and our two teenage children.
I became a Travel Counsellor after 25 years’ experience successfully organising our independent travel adventures. I enjoy the research and planning of our trips almost as much as the eventual destinations and I want to share the expertise that I’ve gained to help others have the very best holiday experiences.
My speciality is putting together personalised multi centre and touring itineraries to all corners of the world. Our travels have taken us to lots of different countries - all were amazing adventures - but the absolute highlights were: journeying to Machu Picchu, ice climbing on the Nigardsbreen Glacier in Norway, chasing the 2017 eclipse through America’s Midwest and (most recently) exploring China's holy Huashan mountain near Xi'an.
I’m equally able to advise on holidays closer to home. As a young family, we’ve travelled to lots of European beach resorts, cities and the surrounding countryside and I thoroughly understand the specific needs that families have in order to travel safely (and sanely) with babies and toddlers, all the way up to moody teenagers! In addition to this, I’ve been specially trained to understand your family's accessibility requirements and I have the tools and information at my fingertips to make sure that all your needs are met no matter where in the world you would like to go.
Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to sail with several cruise lines in different parts of the world, and along with my ongoing accreditation as a CLIA Cruise Ambassador, I have an in-depth knowledge of all the major operators, itineraries and ships and what they can specifically offer you as a single traveller, couple, family or group.
Six visits to Florida (and counting) and it’s safe to say that I’m a Walt Disney World fanatic. I know the logistics, parks and attractions like the proverbial back-of-my-hand, and I’ve got lots of insider tips and tricks on touring, tickets and the best places to stay. I can help make, what can be quite a demanding holiday, into the most enjoyable and memorable trip ever.
As a Travel Counsellor, I manage my own business from home, so you have direct access to me at a time to suit you. I use award-winning technology to connect with over 70,000 trusted global suppliers and because I’m not tied to specific companies or products, I can use my travel expertise and customised research to craft the perfect trip just for you.
With exceptional attention to detail, brilliant personal touches, the best financial protection in the industry and 24/7 worldwide support, a trip organised with me will be straightforward, seamless and stress-free.
Get in touch and let me work with you to plan the best experience possible for you and your family.
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.
26 October 2019
Iceland had been on the wish list ever since we had first ventured to Scandinavia in the Summer of 2015 (Norway - fabulous! Read my blog below). As you might have gathered from previous holidays, my family love the great outdoors and road trips, so our plan was to drive across Iceland’s South coast visiting as much of the country’s unique geography as possible in the half term break. We had 7 fantastic days: Day 1 – THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Iceland has a very high cost of living, so we decided that we were going to try and mitigate some costs by self-catering...
04 May 2018
A cheeky city break - that’s what we needed! After a convenient Friday teatime flight from Liverpool and an easy train to our hotel, we were sat in the bar by 9pm having a cocktail! Me and the kids all love history and Berlin has some world-famous monuments, so this was going to be a weekend of museums, parks, iconic sites, pop culture, along with the obligatory bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer. Prost! WORD WAR II Day one was going to be all about World War II. I’d found a guided tour of the air raid shelters built into the subway system. A quick...
28 March 2018
In 2018 my kids were 15 and 12, so we felt it was time to venture a little bit further with our main holiday. We considered many parts of the globe, with China finally coming out on top by offering the best value on things to see and do versus overall costs. There were the obvious sights like the Great Wall and the Terracotta Armies to consider, but the more I read about China's wealth of stunning landscapes, cities, history and culture, the longer the to do list became! We eventually managed to whittle our trip down to six fantastic destinations....
08 August 2017
I’m a science geek! Growing up I was aware (ten years ahead of time) that a solar eclipse was going to cross the UK in 1999. Long story short, I didn’t quite make it down to Cornwall that year but seeing a total eclipse has been at the very top of my bucket list ever since. I’m not sure when I first became aware of the 2017 eclipse, but with a viewing path stretching coast to coast across America, taking place during the summer holidays with a good chance of clear skies, it seemed like my very best opportunity...
31 March 2016
I love all things Orlando and theme parks. I've visited numerous times with my children as they've grown from toddlers to teenagers. Here's my top tips on how to make the most of your trip... MAXIMISE YOUR TIME 1. Where possible, visit the quietest park on each day. . 2. Arrive at the park turnstiles 30–60 mins ahead. You'll be let in early and wait times are incredibly short first thing in the morning. . 3. Staying non-Disney? Don’t visit the park with Morning Magic Hour – it’ll be busier than usual. . 4. Staying at Disney? Do use the Morning Magic Hour. Arrive 15-30 mins ahead and...
16 August 2015
July 2015: my son and his school friends are discussing where they are going on holiday that summer. When prompted my son replies “Norway”. He receives consolatory shrugs from his friends, and his expression says “yeah, what can you do?” My holiday inspiration comes from images and opinions mined from the internet and travel guides. Deep in research the January before, I came across a beautiful picture taken from a mountaintop, looking down the sides of a green valley into the grey-blue depths of a Norwegian fjord with a tiny cruise ship chugging along in the distance. It stopped me in...
Sent in by David Green
Widnes, 20 January 2020
Very good advice in finding our holiday with a tight budget and broad requirements.
Sent in by Kay Cooper
Widnes, 17 December 2019
Sarah was really friendly and very knowledgeable, she gave me options for our trip which I would never have thought of on my own, so I'm really excited about going now. There was no pressure at all either, it just felt a bit like a chat with a friend. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
Sent in by Anna Hird
Widnes, 28 November 2019
Excellent personal service. Listened to my requirements and delivered a perfect itinerary both in terms of content and price. Gave sound advice and demonstrated an excellent understanding of my needs. The guide book left on my doorstep was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended and will use for future travel arrangements and tell all my friends!
Sent in by Melissa Kenny
Prescot, 14 November 2019
Sarah has been really helpful and has been quick to answer any questions.
Sent in by Kirstie Atherton
Widnes, 08 November 2019
This is our 2nd trip booked with Sarah. She's enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her (and frequently do).
Sent in by Karen Deakin
Widnes, 05 November 2019
Great service. Sarah quickly got us the prices we needed and all other info required. Really friendly relaxed experience.
Sent in by Sheila Fielding
Widnes, 05 November 2019
Sarah was fantastic nothing was too much trouble for her, and receiving the travel book was a lovely touch. We will be using her again.
Sent in by Sonia Robinson
Widnes, 15 October 2019
Sarah has been extremely helpful and very prompt at coming back to me following our discussions with options / answers to my questions. I will be using Sarah again to book our summer holiday, which we are currently working with her on, and I will continue to use her for all our future holidays. I have already recommended Sarah to my friend and will continue to recommend her where I can.
Sent in by Sheetal Dharni
Cheadle Hulme, 09 October 2019
Sarah helps take the stress out of travelling and planning right from researching through to arriving back home.
Sent in by Angela Patterson
Widnes, 09 October 2019
Always a pleasure dealing with Sarah nothing is too much trouble, always goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations.
Sent in by Donna Hulme
Widnes, 01 October 2019
Sarah has been fantastic, she's saved our holiday! And went above and beyond to help me.
Sent in by Emily Rushton
Widnes, 19 September 2019
Sarah was excellent, and we’re so glad to have booked our honeymoon through her. She really took the time to listen to what kind of holiday we wanted and certainly delivered based on the options she gave us. Sarah definitely made booking a holiday completely stress free! Thank you!
Sent in by John McKeown
Widnes, 10 September 2019
Holiday well researched for us and nothing was to much trouble.
Sent in by Gwen Billingham
Widnes, 30 August 2019
Listened to our needs and gave us a choice of holidays. Very helpful.
Sent in by Sharon Parr
Widnes, 22 August 2019
Sarah was fabulous from the minute I rang her I will definitely be recommending her services to my friends and family.
Sent in by Christopher Gee
Rainhill, 05 August 2019
Sarah took all my worries away by helping me the way she did, I will definitely ask for her help again. Thanks Sarah.
Sent in by Rachel Ftzsimon
Widnes, 05 August 2019
Sarah was absolutely fantastic! She took so much time and care to ensure that my mum, who is registered disabled, had access at each stage of our journey and holiday. Thanks so much!
Sent in by Colin Douthwaite
Widnes, 04 July 2019
Yes, sure to use Sarah again and recommend her to anyone. Sarah has helped us in every detail possible and very informative.
Sent in by Helen O'Connor
Liverpool, 04 July 2019
Sarah has been very understanding of what we required for our personalised holiday and changed flights and hotels quickly and efficiently.
Sent in by Anna Winstanley
St Helens, 08 May 2019
Sarah is fantastic. Excellent communication. I would highly recommend Sarah to family and friends. Sarah got us a fabulous deal for our family’s first trip to Australia.
Sent in by Laura Carberry
Rainford, 11 April 2019
Sarah was so helpful with accommodating all of our family needs! Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sent in by Karen Saba
Widnes, 04 March 2019
Sarah really listened and came back with options and suggestions very quickly. Thank you so much Sarah.
Sent in by Julie Hitchmough
Widnes, 28 February 2019
Brilliant service. Sarah had a lot to do finding our family holiday. We were two families, not just one and she took everything into consideration finding us hotels, flights and even dates which she managed to do. Our holiday American site seeing has finally become real, all down to Sarah. I don’t know how she managed to do it all, must be down to her dedication and love of her job. Thank you Sarah.
Sent in by Kathryn Geraghty
Widnes, 20 February 2019
Sarah showed endless patience whilst dealing with numerous different options for us. Nothing was too much trouble and I have great faith that the holiday will be organised perfectly.
Sent in by Michaela White
Runcorn, 18 February 2019
Sarah was really friendly and worked with us to tweak things to get it just right.
Sent in by Angela Patterson
Widnes, 25 January 2019
Fantastic service by Sarah, nothing was too much trouble, excellent communication always very quick to reply to any questions asked. Would recommend her services to everyone!
Sent in by Rachel Fielding
Widnes, 10 January 2019
Fantastic service! Professional, friendly and had a great personal touch that you don’t get with travel agents. We would definitely recommend Sarah to friends and family.
Sent in by Gillian Woolland
Widnes, 14 December 2018
Really helpful, listened to what we wanted, gave great advice and then used her knowledge to provide exactly what we wanted.
Sent in by Carolyn Cully
Widnes, 12 November 2018
Sarah was amazing going the extra mile to answer my million questions. All booked and can't wait to go on our amazing holiday next year. Thanks Sarah xxx
Sent in by Sharon Jones
Widnes, 12 November 2018
Sarah came highly recommended from friends. We booked last minute and it has taken all the stress away with only the packing to do! Excellent service - good communication throughout - Sarah is friendly and approachable and love the document wallet and bag with little treats for the journey, such a personal touch and have already recommended Sarah to friends and family. Thank you.
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 0151 424 9464