“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”
Hello. I’m Sejal.
For me, travel offers adventure, excitement, relaxation and an opportunity to learn as much about yourself as the places you are visiting. As David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas wrote, “Travel far enough, you meet yourself”.
I’ve been fortunate to have travelled an A to Z of the world - over 55 countries and counting. Everything from sleeping under the stars in the Australian Outback, through to white-water rafting down the Zambezi, and lots more in between - including getting married on the stunning Greek island of Santorini back in 2005. Recently, I travelled to the place of my birth, Uganda in East Africa, for the first time in 48 years where I ran a marathon (raising funds for local charities), tracked the elusive mountain gorillas, and re-traced my family history. The three weeks I spent in this beautiful country were simply incredible.
I’m really excited and privileged to be able to share my passion for, and knowledge of, international travel as I create unforgettable holidays for you at your convenience and tailored to your requirements.
I provide my discerning clients with an independent, bespoke and end-to-end travel concierge service. Nothing is too big or too small for me to assist you with. I’m a great believer that the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday often comes down to the finer details - and it’s in understanding what those finer details are that you’ll really see why booking with me makes sense.
Whether you are looking for something adventurous or active (cruises, ‘off-the-beaten track’, great railway journeys, road trips, safaris, scuba diving, skiing and more) or simply seeking some much needed downtime on a beach, let me take away the stress of organising your trip.
From a weekend away through to a cruise around the world, I can help create a lifetime of holiday memories for you and your loved ones.
I take pride in always putting my client first, so please get in touch with me to experience the next level in travel service.
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:-
Start of our 14 day luxury cruise from Hong King to Singapore with Seabourn . Prior to this trip I had some reservations re cruising, but now I love it.
We saw a pride of lions on our last morning at Sabi Sabi, Private Game Reserve, South Africa
We tracked this beautiful Leopard for several minutes while on safari at Sabi Sabi, Private Game Reserve, South Africa
We spotted this two week old baby Rhino hanging out with his mum at the watering hole, Sabi Sabi, Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Hanging out with these beautiful creatures in Bwindi, Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Doing my David Attenborough impression, as I'm up close and personal with this Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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.
31 August 2021
Last week, we spent a few days enjoying a short round trip Mediterranean cruise between Barcelona and Sardinia aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, The Epic. Flying with British Airways from Heathrow, we boarded the boat in Barcelona in the late afternoon, spent the following day at sea, before arriving into the port capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, at dawn on day three. We disembarked the ship for the day, heading off to visit Nora, one of the best kept archaeological sites on the island, on an organised tour. That evening, the ship left Cagliari, sailing back into the Mediterranean. Day four...
25 September 2020
Ash and I had planned to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary, (30th September 2020) in the Greek Isles, where we first said our ‘I Do’s’ on the stunning island of Santorini. However, with all the uncertainty around overseas travel we opted to return to one of our other favourite places Scotland, for another Highland fling. Scotland holds a very dear place in our hearts, we lived in Edinburgh for 5 years, (2011-2015) and were privileged to experience so much immense beauty and warmth in this stunning country we consider home. We took the opportunity to explore the northerly region in a...
04 January 2020
January 2020, Ash & I were invited on a 14 day luxury cruise on Seabourn, sailing from Hong Kong to Singapore. Initially we were hesitant to go as we had prejudices cruising. These prejudices were quickly busted and we had a superb time. We look back on this holiday with great fondness as it was our last holiday pre Covid 19. The perception that cruising attracts an older retired clientele is not misplaced but this also depends on the type of cruise you choose. We were on an adult only luxury cruise, so there was a bias towards the...
09 July 2019
If you find yourself in Amsterdam for the weekend and want to experience the city away from the usual tourist traps, here are a few recommendations from my recent visit to this lovely city. I stayed with a friend, Choon Mei, who lives in the Bloemgracht (Flower Canal) area of Amsterdam and experienced the city for 24 hours through her favourite places – it always helps to have local knowledge! Getting to the city from Schiphol Airport. When you arrive at Schiphol airport, my advice would be to follow the signs to take the train into Centraal Station. The train station...
02 July 2019
A “must do” of any trip to Africa is a safari and despite this being our third trip to SA, both of us were really looking forward to the two nights we were going to spend at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Sabi Sabi consists of a number of luxury lodges all of which are National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World but each aimed at slightly different types of safari holidaymaker. We stayed at the Selati Camp, an adults only lodge which only slept around 16 guests. We arrived at the lodge in time for lunch and were straightaway treated...
02 July 2019
I love train journeys, so on this our third trip to South Africa, I booked the iconic luxury Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria (capital of SA) for Mr J’s birthday. The 994 mile journey takes 2 days or 31 hours to be precise through the interior of the country, offering spectacular views of the wine lands, mountains and desert. Halfway through the journey the train stops at Kimberly - the centre of diamond mining. Here we were treated to the history of this beautiful gem. As well as the scenery, the service is spectacular too. On arriving at Cape Town...
02 July 2019
During our sixteen day trip across South Africa, we spent four days in the Drakensberg Mountains - A UNESCO World Heritage region. This part of South Africa, is one of my favourites, but often overlooked by visitors who tend to go for the more popular tourist itineraries of Cape Town, the wine lands and safari. However, if you enjoy hiking then this is a paradise with walks to suit all fitness levels and ages. On this trip, we opted to stay in the Central Drakensberg region as previously we had been to the North Drakensberg (in the Royal Natal National Park, famous for...
27 June 2019
Just outside of the town of Winterton, deep in heart of KwaZulu-Natal province (the south-east of South Africa), you will find a number of key battleground sites dating back to the Boer War and the Anglo-Zulu Wars including Rorke’s Drift and the Battle of Spionkop. Although you can do a self-guided drive around these sites, given that neither of us knew a huge amount about this period of history, and we didn’t have a 4x4 vehicle (to traverse some of the more challenging “roads”) we thought we could gain a lot from going on an organised tour. So, having booked with...
20 June 2019
Whilst on holiday to Cape Town, South Africa, we took the opportunity to go cage diving with Great White Sharks – something which we hadn’t had the opportunity to do on any of our previous visits to this beautiful country. Seeing the Great Whites up close and personal had always been on my husband’s bucket list, so once he realised that from Cape Town you could do this activity in a straightforward day trip, there was no stopping him! I have to admit; I was rather nervous about the whole experience! Nevertheless, we booked our excursion with the hotel, who arranged...
13 June 2019
Greece has always held a special place in my heart from my first ever girls’ holiday to Corfu in 1987, to saying those special words ‘I do’ to Mr J in 2005, on the spectacular island of Santorini. For our 10th wedding anniversary we returned to Santorini, and did some island hopping around a couple of the lesser known Cyclades, Ios and the tiny (but perfectly formed) Folegandros. When hubby suggested we go to Athens for our Easter break, I was very excited as I had never been to the capital, so was really looking forward to this next Ash4Sej...
05 June 2019
Having enjoyed our time in Dubai in February 2016, Mr J and I continued our Arabian adventure by visiting Oman for some winter sun in November 2016. Our week here will be one of our most memorable, as we celebrated the Omani Sultan’s birthday, saw a Super Moon and a shooting star, and Ash even got to swim with sharks. I reconnected to a piece of family history – my great grandfather had come to Muscat (Oman’s capital) in the early 1900’s and had made it his home for several years. After a 10-hour flight and a 50-minute transfer to our...
12 December 2018
In May, Ash and I spent three incredible weeks in Uganda, described by Sir Winston Churchill as the 'Pearl of Africa' and my parents as 'paradise on earth'. Our visit to Uganda was primarily to run the 2018 International marathon that takes place in early June, see the elusive mountain gorillas but for me, this was also a very personal journey to re-trace my family history from when my Grandfather first settled here from India in 1917 to us leaving the country as part of the Idi Amin expulsions of Asians in the early 1970's. FINDING THE PLACE OF MY BIRTH After...
12 December 2018
For our annual girls’ weekend, we went to Seville in September, to celebrate some upcoming big birthdays. Meeting at Luton airport we started the weekend in style with a glass of Fizz. Outside and Inside the EME Caterdral Arriving at our hotel the EME Caterdral, we were greeted right opposite the hotel by the stunning La Giralda, a 104-metre-tall bell tower of Seville’s famous gothic cathedral. Originally it was built as a minaret for the Great Mosque. My first reaction on seeing this was wow. Inside the EME, my reaction was not too dissimilar, as we were greeted with warm Spanish hospitality...
Sent in by Anita Pancholi
Leicester, 22 September 2021
Sejal has provided an excellent service. She has in-depth knowledge of destinations, hotels and cruising holidays and put together a great package travelling to Miami and Central America. Unfortunately changes had to be made due to COVID but having Sejal was a huge relief as she did all the work. I would highly recommend using Sejal to arrange travel and I will not hesitate to ask Sejal to book our next trip!
Sent in by Claire Madden
Essex, 22 September 2021
Sejal, our travel advisor, has been brilliant! She really listened to what we wanted and found us the sort of trip that we would never be able to arrange ourselves. Will definitely use her again:)
Sent in by Christina O'Dell
Bromley, 22 September 2021
Sej was incredible and we were so glad that we used her to book our recent driving tour of Scotland. She was super helpful - she gave us lots of good ideas having really listened to what we were looking for from our family holiday. The accommodation was perfect and the activities spot on. Thank you so much! We will definitely be booking our next holiday with Sej
Sent in by Mala Thakrar
LEICESTER, 03 March 2020
Really recommend Sejal. She was very helpful and gave us useful information about our travel and holiday bookings
Sent in by Ritesh Patel
London, 03 March 2020
Great service, makes booking a holiday very easy
Sent in by Sangita Moore
Chester, 02 September 2019
Sejal has just arranged a fabulous holiday for our family group of 16 to Greece. Everything from transfers to room requests was handled meticulously. Would recommend using Sejal for any holiday. Thanks Sejal for creating unforgettable memories!
Sent in by Ritesh Patel
London, 02 September 2019
Fantastic service, very impressed with the way Sejal was catering for all our holiday needs and felt like she was motivated to make it perfect for us. I will certainly be using her services again and would encourage others to do so too! Thanks Again Sejal!
Sent in by Lizzie Phillips
Essex, 11 July 2019
We are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary this year and we asked Sejal to look at options for us. She listen to our requirements, suggested where to go and provided a very clear quotation. She is really personable and always at the end of the phone. Thank you Sejal for being so patient
Sent in by Minal Radia
London, 05 June 2019
Sejal booked our holiday to Dubai for me and my husband. She listened to what we wanted and planned a lovely trip for us that we will never forget. She was very thorough and made suggestions that we wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Highly recommend, we will be booking again
Sent in by Amit Majithia
London, 05 June 2019
Really great service and always put attention to detail. We were touched by the level of your personal attention, passion and care you put in organising our trip. It made it a memorable experience. This wellness holiday was amazing and beyond our expectations.
Sent in by Sandhya Vaid
North London, 30 May 2019
Good, friendly and efficient service
Sent in by Bernard Heilpern
North West London, 29 May 2019
I contacted Sej in respect to a potential city break my family were thinking of having. Sej was extremely professional in ascertaining the needs & requirements. One of the reasons for using Sej was to gain some ideas about which country to visit and she did not disappoint, she came back with suitable quotations and quickly answered any queries we had. She also worked over the Bank Holiday weekend for us which was really kind and going that extra mile. When choosing a personal travel consultant it is vital to have someone you can trust, will work hard for you and go that extra mile. Sej fits that description and I would recommend her.
Sent in by Michael McNeal
Denever, Colarado USA, 29 May 2019
Sej was great. Not only did she listen to what we wanted, she also provided us with suggestions that we may not have considered on our own. Most importantly, she helped us navigate the constant changing prices for travel and lodging. Thanks Sej!
Sent in by Andonella Thomson
Edinburgh, 07 April 2019
Sej is really responsive and gets in touch when she says she will. Looking forward to our trip away. Thank you x
Sent in by Chris Oddy
Harrogate, 27 March 2019
Sej was fantastic. She really listened to the brief from the ‘get go’, making sure she provided a shortlist of options that all hit the spot. Sej made finding a holiday easy, enjoyable and stress free, from start to finish. Thank you Sej, you really do go the extra yard.
Sent in by Poonam Majithia
London, 27 March 2019
We had a great holiday in Sri Lanka thanks to Sejal. Booking was seamless, itinerary was very well-organised and we felt well looked after.
Sent in by Amanda Brahams
London, 25 March 2019
Sej was amazing to deal with and worked with us to get what we wanted right.
Sent in by Spencer Packham-Lawrence
London, 04 February 2019
Very supportive and kind
Sent in by Rakesh Majithia
London, 21 November 2018
Sejal provided insight and excellent support - very professional. I will gladly use and recommend Sejal to others.
Sent in by Tushar Majithia
Nottingham, 07 September 2018
We were provided with an exceptional personalised service from Sejal. She understood our needs and took the time to provide us with a bespoke package that we are very excited about.
Sent in by Julie Berrill
London, 06 September 2018
Sejal understood what I was looking for and provided me with a solution that surpassed it.
Sent in by Shaun Leane
London, 06 September 2018
I would definitely recommend Sejal as her service is very efficient and very responsive. I look forward to my trips
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 0203 292 0109