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 multicentre and touring itineraries to all corners of the world. Our travels have taken us to 30 countries so far - all were amazing adventures - but the absolute highlights were: journeying to Machu Picchu, ice climbing on the Nigardsbreen Glacier in Norway, rafting on the Mekong River, chasing the 2017 eclipse through America’s Midwest and (most recently) climbing 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 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 owing to my experiences and ongoing accreditation as a 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 please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
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.
Sent in by Jean Algeo
Widnes, 26 September 2018
Would highly recommend to others and have also recommended to people we have met in holiday. No fuss, no hassle, find exactly what you want within budget. Lovely little touches too, like keeping in touch throughout the booking, little goodies gift cards sweets to take on your holiday and texts on the way home and a parcel on your step to welcome you back! How good is that for a service!
Sent in by Caroline Murray
Kingsley, 17 September 2018
Sarah was fantastic! So quick getting back to me, happy to look into every request I had to ensure I made the right decision on my family holiday. Really pleased!
Sent in by Tracy Hill
Nottinghamshire, 24 August 2018
Sarah was great. She provided ideas that we hadn’t considered, was quick to respond and friendly throughout. Brilliant service.
Sent in by Clair Steadman
Winsford, 19 August 2018
Sarah was very easy to talk to, to explain what we wanted from our holiday. Great to have a way to not have to search hotel after hotel for a holiday, we’re grateful for the help and no fuss. We will be consulting Sarah again! Thanks.
Sent in by Victoria Felix
Runcorn, 22 June 2018
Sarah was super helpful in recommending holiday options after listening to what my husband and I were looking for, sticking to our budget and advising of pros and cons to help us decide.
Sent in by Stephen Hall
Newark, 28 May 2018
Goes above and beyond, nothing is ever too much to ask.
Sent in by Janet Flynn
Widnes, 27 April 2018
Full of really useful tips on how to get the most out of my trip and listened to what we wanted from it.
Sent in by Clare Bedford
Widnes, 05 February 2018
Sarah has been amazing. Very approachable, kept us up to date, sorted out a fantastic holiday for us that was just what we wanted (and more). Completely bespoke. Will use her again for sure.
Sent in by Gemma Harry
Widnes, 22 January 2018
Fabulous, friendly, personal service. Delivered the perfect holiday, bang on budget and ticked all the boxes. Sarah went above and beyond my original spec and provided plenty of options/alternatives. Would and have recommended Sarah to all my friends and family. Very confident and comforted in the reassurance Sarah offered and I'm sure this will be the perfect holiday for us.
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
Contact me on 0151 424 9464
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.
04 December 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 all parts of the globe, with the Far East finally coming out on top by offering the best value on things to see and do versus overall costs. In terms of an itinerary, 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...
28 November 2018
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...
08 June 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...
13 February 2018
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...
07 February 2018
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...