I am Sharon a Gold Travel Counsellor, with award winning Travel Counsellors
Travel is my passion and with over 28 years in the industry I have been lucky enough to visit & experience many places around the world, I think travelling is all about making memories which last a lifetime, that we can look back on in years to come.
I provide a bespoke and personalised travel service using our handpicked trusted suppliers and airlines which, along with our award winning technology, allows me to tailor make your dream trip whether it is a weekend away or a holiday of a lifetime, every holiday I book is tailored to suit you and is 100% financially protected through the Travel Counsellors Trust.
My clients are at the heart of everything I do, I care about you and your next trip, my clients love that they always speak to me and I take care of everything ( maybe not everything I won’t be packing your suitcase!), working from my home office also allows me to have the flexibility to be there for my clients when they need me, working outside of normal office hours by appointment.
Don’t get stressed thinking about your next adventure, get in touch, let me do all the hard work and sprinkle some Travel Counsellors magic on your next trip.
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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.
27 September 2020
I think I can safely say 2020 has not been the year any of us planned, I like many of you have had numerous trips cancelled and moved to next year, which is now looking very busy. I love my holidays, I will be honest I go away at least three times a year as it is the only way I can totally relax and get away from the treadmill of life, I then come back recharged with a little bit of firsthand knowledge of a destination and ready to help you my lovely clients go on amazing trips....
27 September 2020
Here is part 2 of my experience of travelling in the new normal, the in hotel & in resort...………… Hotel I stayed at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort in Ixia, the hotel was lovely & clean, they use a steam cleaning system for making sure everywhere is safe, there are sanitiser stations by the lifts, at the entrance to the bars and restaurants, also in and around the buffet area of the restaurant, along with signs everywhere in the hotel reminding you about social distancing and to wash/sanitise your hands. The rooms were deep cleaned prior to arrival and then cleaned again...
10 July 2020
The sun shone at the weekend for a lovely socially distanced long weekend at Shorefield Country Park at Milford on Sea, approx 20 minutes from the New Forest and only 3 minute’s drive or 20 minute walk from the beach. My family own a caravan on the park and I have been here numerous times over the years so was intrigued to see what changes were in place in the current climate and how these changes would affect clients staying this summer, The park has been closed to everyone since the end of March, it is looking lovely very...
24 June 2020
Explore the World again………………. I Cannot wait to see the world again, I never thought in 27 years in travel that I would see the day the world put its shutters down and we all stayed at home. Nearly 4 months later there are green shoots of the world safely opening up again and waiting to great us with open arms. What have you missed? Being safely at home with my family has been lovely but I have missed the buzz and excitement of booking trips for my lovely clients and getting excited with them, that is much more exciting that unravelling them!...
24 December 2019
When you think of Christmas in New York what pops into your head? Cold, Snow, Christmas Films such as Elf or Miracle on 34th Street, (two of my favourite Christmas movies). I have been lucky enough to visit New York a few times and this would be my fourth visit but this one was extra special as the whole family went, nine of us, five adults and four kids ranging from my nephew the youngest at 9 yrs to my poor Dad the eldest at 68 (hopefully he won’t read my blog so he will not know I have just...
27 November 2019
Arriving in Dubai after the 7.5hr overnight flights from Heathrow we were greeted by the warm heat of the morning and the hazy sunshine across the city to what looks like it is going to be a hot day. Immigration cleared, luggage collected, cruise tags added to cases we found the representatives from MSC Cruises and were guided through Dubai Airport Terminal to the waiting coaches ready to take us to the ship MSC Bellissima. After a short 30-40 minute we arrive at the port. Dubai has its own purpose built cruise terminal which is huge with a few...
01 November 2019
Why Use a Travel Counsellors? Why book your travel arrangements with me? In the last 25 plus years that I have been in the travel industry the way we research and book our travel has changed massively. Gone are the days of using guidebooks from the library to research your trip and solely having a travel agency to book your flights and accommodation – there are now a huge number of booking websites, travel apps and travel companies which you can book your arrangements through – unfortunately not all are legitimate and not all will take the stress out of...
27 September 2019
I feel very privileged to have spent 4 nights on the stunning island of Mauritius with my fellow Gold Travel Counsellors. Mauritius had been on my bucket list forever so as you can imagine I was very excited for this trip. Landing in Mauritius on the overnight flight from Dubai (7hrs) we were met for our private transfer 1.5hrs north to the resort of Trou aux Biches and the stunning Beachcomber Trou Aux Biches which would be home for the next 4 nights. A beautiful 5* hotel located on a white sand beach, the low rise property is spread out along...
23 September 2019
Abu Dhabi a short stop on my way to Mauritius. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is just 7 hours from London. Leaving Stansted on a horrible wet September evening I landed in Dubai to 42 degrees and sunshine at 7am. Why did I not fly directly to Abu Dhabi I hear you ask, which is a very good question when Abu Dhabi airport is around 30 minutes from the city instead of and 1hr 20 minutes from Dubai by car/private transfer! This was a short stopover as a few days later I flew onto Mauritius from Dubai. I...
30 August 2019
As a family we love to cruise and over the years my mum & dad have taken their grandchildren away individually on their own special short cruise just the three of them. It was now the youngest’s turn! My 9 year old nephew Ollie is a bit of a livewire and it was decided that auntie Sharon would replace grandad, and it would be a cruise for four nanny, Ollie, auntie Sharon and his big brother Jack. The cruise was booked, a 3 night cruise from Southampton in August 2019 with Royal Caribbean. Auntie Sharon was praying for great weather, so...
02 July 2019
Travelling solo has seen an increase in recent years, with many people choosing to please themselves and have a solo adventure, rather than compromising to keep their friends, kids or partner happy. I took the plunge last year and travelled solo on a Caribbean cruise. Now I have travelled solo before, I have been to Australia and also a beach stay in the Med, but what would a cruise be like? I have cruised before but would travelling alone be different? I chose P&O Britannia for my trip having sailed on her before I liked the ship the lay out and I...
25 June 2019
If you are wondering where your family should travel this year for your summer break or for an Autumn half term escape, consider Sri Lanka, which is an ideal family destination. Why? Sri Lanka is tremendously family friendly. The island is incredibly diverse and comprises ancient ruins, colonial forts, beaches, wildlife reserves, tea estates and coconut plantations. Thanks to Sri Lanka’s relatively small size, many of these sights can easily be visited on a round tour and together they offer plenty to keep the youngest family members busy. Sri Lanka doesn’t have water parks, theme parks and interactive museums. Instead, kids...
27 October 2017
It’s Friday morning 6am and I am Gatwick about to embark on a week Island Hopping in Greece courtesy of Olympic Holidays, I am off to the Sporades Islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. I am not sure what the week will bring but I am excited to see the film locations from Mama Mia and I want to come back with more knowledge of Island Hopping. The flight to Skiathos is 3 and a bit hours and landing on one of the shortest runways in the world was a bit hairy but I am told taking off again is worse! On...
27 October 2017
The nights were drawing in and days getting colder, I felt the need for a few days of lying on a sun lounger and enjoying the sunshine. Tenerife was the place and the Hard Rock Tenerife looked amazing but I had my preconceptions would it be too cheesy and over the top like the Hard Rock Café! Within seconds of walking through the doors I knew I had made the right decision and could not have been more wrong, the hotel is stunning light, airy and helpful staff from the moment you step out of your transfer. It would...
02 July 2017
Does your family love theme parks but the thought of a roller coaster fill you with dread? I don’t like rides, anything high or fast fills me with terror so a trip to Universal Resort on a FAM trip, I thought I will be holding the bags whilst everyone else had fun! I could not have been more wrong, Universal Studios has something for everyone, yes if you like to sit at the top of a high roller coaster and plummet at speed to the ground before being whisked back up into the sky whilst screaming your head off or get...
24 March 2017
I love Singapore - it has to go down as one of my favourite cities, the people are friendly, amazing hotels for all budgets, great food and lots to see for both adults and children. This trip I dotted in and out of Singapore three times over a few weeks, a stop the day before my Christmas Cruise, another day before my flight to Sydney and then an overnight and day stop on my way home to London, but I still crammed in loads so whether it is a quick stop on route to Australia, a few days pre cruise stay...
24 March 2017
I have been away at Christmas before but always a big house in the UK with all the family, this year I was heading to the sunshine and a Cruise, really not sure what to expect and would it feel like Christmas? 11 Day South East Asia Cruise on board Diamond Princess, I have cruised many times and love it mainly for the fact you are entertained day and night, there is great food and you wake up in a different place every day, this cruise was no different leaving from Singapore and visiting Kota Kinabalu - Borneo Nha Trang –...
29 October 2016
Valletta is the Capital of Malta and an UNESCO World Heritage City, in 2018 it will also be the European Capital of Culture, but most importantly my favourite place in Malta. I had never thought of a Malta as City Break location but if you are looking for a short break, somewhere warm/hot, great food, great people, a coastline, lots of Culture then Valletta and its neighbours the Three Cities are perfect Valletta is full of Baroque architecture as well as quaint streets which are home to quaint café’s and wine bars, a definite visit is the oldest Café in Valletta dating...
29 October 2016
Gozo has always been on my list to visit but I had preconception that it would be difficult as you had to get the ferry from Malta, I could not have been more wrong! The ferry to Gozo takes 25 minutes and takes cars and foot passengers. The journey across is quick and smooth and in low season cheap at only €5 return for a foot passenger. The ferry run every 45 minutes and you buy your ticket for the return journey in Gozo before you come back to Malta. Gozo is a smaller version of Malta - very laid...
29 October 2016
I have always had preconceptions about Malta, popular with the older generations, no beaches and not really for me, but after my four days on the island I fell in love and this has changed. There are some great holiday resorts such as St Julian’s which has some lovely 5* hotels and great restaurants in the Spinola Bay area overlooking the small harbour. I can recommend ‘Girosole’ a great fish restaurant, lovely Sandy beaches in Mellieha or Golden Sands and if you like somewhere to walk Qawra has a promenade which overlooks the bay. At the end of the promenade is...
19 May 2016
After a long journey of 3 flights and a 35 minutes Yacht transfer I arrived at Outrigger Konotta to be welcomed by the hotel GM and his team, fresh coconuts and garlands, I very quickly realised I had discovered Paradise. I had pre conceptions of the Maldives, isolated, full of honeymooners, I would get bored being on an island, not for families, how wrong was I, within seconds of arriving I relaxed, and the long journey seemed like a distance memory. After a quick lunch and time change to Outrigger time, we moved our clocks on 1 hour this is so...
17 December 2015
There is only one reason your alarm clock should go off at 0330 and that is if you are off on holiday! Taking the 0600 flight from Luton meant my Mum and I arrived at our hotel in Tenerife for our Mum & Daughter long weekend by 1100 and by lunchtime we were changed from winter clothes into swim suits lying by the pool soaking up the sun. The Bahia Del Duque in Costa Adeje is a stunning 5 star hotel on the beach front at Del Duque a great place for a bit of winter sunshine and pamper, your every...
25 April 2015
I love to cruise and was very excited find myself going on one of the largest ships in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, with state of the art technology, world class food from a huge choice of restaurants, and spectacular entertainment. If you like to be active then Anthem is perfect! She has the Flow Rider - a surf Simulator, Ripcord by Ifly – indoor sky diving, a climbing wall and for the brave the North Star - a pod which rises to 300ft above sea level giving you a bird’s eye view of the ship (...
20 December 2013
We arrived into Pisa airport on a hot day in August 2012 for my partner’s special birthday! Florence can be reached from Pisa by either train or bus, both are reasonably priced but we decided on the bus which took an hour so that we could see the picturesque Tuscan countryside on the way. We stayed at the 4* Brunelleschi Hotel which is located just behind the Piazza Del Duomo where the famous Duomo Santa Maria Fiore (cathedral) is located. Every time you look at the cathedral it looks different as the light reflects from the famous dome, I have hundreds...
20 December 2013
1 hour 50 minutes north by train from Florence is Venice. I arrived early afternoon into one of the most amazing cities in the world. I stepped out of the train station to see the city just like it is in the photographs floating in front of me, I will never forget that view. It had the WOW factor for me. I stayed here as part of a two city trip to Italy in August 2012. I was a little worried as people had told me Venice would be hot and smelly in the summer, so I was expecting a dirty...
Sent in by Emma - Jane Dixson - Smith
Essex, 21 May 2021
Sharon is friendly, professional, very helpful and honest and most definitely patient! She has guided and advised us through booking, moving and sorting trips through Covid and for a few years before that. I am happy to recommend Sharon/Travel Counsellors to friends & family.
Sent in by Lucia Mellilo
Luton , 18 May 2020
Sharon organized our Israel trip it was fab we really enjoyed it Sharon was worth her weight in gold when Storm Dennis hit and our return flight was cancelled we felt stressed and concerned has we had to check out of our hotel spoke to Sharon who reassured us told us to go off to the beach whilst guardian angel Sharon sorted it all out for us this is this difference from self booking to bespoke personal service will use Sharon again for this reason excellent customer care she really cares about the client experience
Sent in by Debbie Bennett
Hertfordshire, 18 May 2020
Always so helpful and seems to know exactly what you are looking for in your holiday package. Would definitely recommend contacting Sharon and see the deals she can achieve for you.
Sent in by Sally Greenwood
Stevenage, 18 May 2020
Have used Sharon several times to book trips and would thoroughly recommend her. She is professional from start to finish and also lovely to deal with. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble for her. She always goes the extra mile and genuinely cares about her customers.
Sent in by Pamela Byron
Henlow, 26 February 2020
All ways makes you feel special with her service
Sent in by Debbie Coupland
Hertfordshire, 24 February 2020
Perfectly awesome as always!
Sent in by Donna Fletcher
St Albans, 10 February 2020
Sharon always provides a great service and makes booking a holiday a pleasure ..... takes all the stress away!
Sent in by Lyn Carter
Hertford, 06 February 2020
Sharon gives you the perfect service everytime.
Sent in by Lucy Randall
Milton Keynes, 04 February 2020
I already recommend Sharon to everyone! I wouldn't dare book a holiday without her now :-)
Sent in by Joe Czuba
Letchworth, 20 January 2020
Simply a great service!
Sent in by Deborah Crouch
Northamptonshire, 17 January 2020
fabulous service and take all the hassle out of booking wonderful holidays! Thanks Sharon Court!
Sent in by Nicola Powell
Bedfordshire, 06 January 2020
Sharon provides us with the most wonderful holiday, her suggestions that we had never thought of made for a holiday of a lifetime. Can’t recommend enough! Already talking to her about future plans.
Sent in by Suzanne Spicer
Bedfordshrie, 09 December 2019
Fabulous service I would totally recommend Sharon!
Sent in by Julie Hickling
Eastbourne, 09 December 2019
I would definitely recommend Sharon to everyone! She has made the whole process of booking what was a difficult trip arrangement so much more bearable. She literally organised everything, and having everything arrive in the post with post its of what everything was and in the order we needed it. I would definitely use Sharon again, thank you
Sent in by Lesley Carr
Bedfordshire, 26 November 2019
Sharon has been extremely helpful and supportive
Sent in by Mick Czuba
Hertfordshire, 20 November 2019
Sharon has as always been great and quick to respond to any enquiries I make. You cant ask for more than that.
Sent in by Katie Garner
Hertfordshire, 18 November 2019
We've recommended and passed on Sharon's details to three sets of friends. One of whom has already booked a holiday of a lifetime. Great advice and service.
Sent in by Louise Murtagh
Luton , 11 November 2019
Sharon has done a wonderful job organising and booking our trip to Disneyland Paris......she really has gone the extra mile to make our dream holiday be even more special...a real personal touch xx Thank you sharon
Sent in by Edwina Sherwood - Jones
North Wales, 11 November 2019
Sharon has a wealth of expert and first hand knowledge. She has always gone that extra mile to get me what I want from my holidays. Also it's great to know you can relax whilst travelling safe in the knowledge you are in good hands at all times day and night. I love that my holiday is protected too. Thanks, keep up the good work .
Sent in by Caroline Chambers
hertfordshire, 10 November 2019
Would definitely recommend your service Sharon, without hesitation
Sent in by Roger Quelch
Bedfordshire, 31 October 2019
We wouldn’t go anywhere else now after the excellent service we get
Sent in by Jeremy Sear
Bedfordshire, 29 October 2019
Sharon has been very thorough and helpful in helping us chose our family holiday.
Sent in by Gary Chester
Bedfordshire, 23 October 2019
I have already recommended Sharon to my friends. Outstanding service, Sharon is able to second guess every thing I need from my holidays
Sent in by Anna Mohle
Bedfordshire, 16 October 2019
Fantastic helpful advice! Always had a brilliant holiday with Sharon booking them!
Sent in by James Penny
Yorkshire, 09 October 2019
Very helpful and quick to provide quotes and prices
Sent in by Pauline Lambert
Luton , 17 September 2019
Wonderful Lady. So helpful and listens to everything we were looking for in a holiday. Definitely recommend her to friends and family. Amazing Thank you.
Sent in by Emma Weeks
Hertfordshire, 16 September 2019
Sharon has come again gone above and beyond to find us exactly what we wanted for our holiday. We can’t wait to go away next year.
Sent in by Karen Wakeman
Devon, 11 September 2019
Sharon gives excellent service, so helpful & knowledgable throughout the whole holiday booking experience, she’s there from beginning to end, always available for any queries & delivers the best holidays !!!
Sent in by Michelle Bowman
Bishop Stortford, 23 August 2019
Great service - very personable and efficient
Sent in by Viv Long
Luton, 19 August 2019
Sharon is extremely helpful and goes above and beyond. I went looking for 1 destination and she found us a longer holiday with 2 destinations for less money!
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 01582 809530