Based in Totnes

Shirley Smith

It's Nice To Meet You

,I am Shirley Smith and I'm based in sunny Devon. I have worked in the travel industry with considerable management experience for the last 33 years and over that period of time I have travelled extensively throughout the world.

As a truly independent agent, I can offer a level of service far superior to the high street. Imagine being able to arrange your next holiday from the comfort of your own home and always being able to speak to the same person with my flexible work schedule.

I have a wide choice of products on offer and I specialise in putting together tailor-made itineraries. Whatever your travel plans are, whether it be a round-the-world multi-centre holiday, weekend break, late deal or even a world cruise, I can accommodate your requirements.

I am an expert skier, travelling every year with my husband and teenage children. I love cruising and I have had the chance to experience many wonderful cruise liners such as Cunard, Fred Olsen, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.

Give me a call or email me and I will be more than happy to assist.

I would be delighted to hear from you should you have any travel queries - business or pleasure.


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My Blog

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.

Cruising on Celebrity Edge

12 May 2019

I was invited by Celebrity Cruises to sail on the new ship Celebrity Edge. She is 130,000 ton and has 16 decks. I had an ocean view stateroom with a fantastic floor to ceiling window while other cabins have infinite Verandas that take your whole room right to the water’s edge, giving you open air access to the sea whenever you wish. The highlight of Edge is that she has a 'floating carpet', the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level, so you can soar over the open ocean. With breath-taking views, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself. Celebrity Edge has four main restaurants plus specialist restaurants, Raw, Le Grand Bistro, Fine Cut Steakhouse and Le Petit Chef which was definitely my favourite! Four animated mini chefs bring your plate to life before each course, such fun and the food was amazing! There is plenty of entertainment on board to suit all tastes, but my favourite was the club which offers live DJ performances, interactive gaming, acrobats and much more. Each performance in the theatre is performed twice an evening to fit around the two dining times. The other area on the ship which I particularly liked was 'Eden' which had a very calm and relaxing atmosphere, a space where nature is so present. Eden is placed at the rear of the ship with large hexagonal conservatory type windows offering fantastic views all-around of the sky and sea. The top resort deck hosts the swimming pool, sunbathing terraces and two storey martini hot tubs and a jogging track which spans over two decks around the perimeter. Overall Celebrity Edge was a luxurious cruise ship suitable for couples, families young or old, she has something to offer everybody.

Chamonix Skiing

07 January 2009

Me, my husband and young children just adore Chamonix, with it's spectacular skiing and the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc (which I must confess I have not been up yet). The town of Chamonix is full of character with a good selection of bars (for the mandatory vin chaud!) as well as restaurants and a well-stocked 'Super U' if you are self-catering. We always stay in the Chalet Hotel Sapiniere which is arguably the best located hotel in Chamonix, but it does focus on families with children (I can recommend others that don't). The Savoy nursery slopes are literally in front of the hotel so you can watch your little ones (or big ones!) whizzing down the slopes - for complete beginners it has a very rare travolator which is great until you can use the button tow lift opposite. The Chamonix valley has something to offer all levels of skier; Le Tour is great for an easy day out or for the more extreme skier there is the Grand Montets at Argentiere or for off-piste the famous Valley Blanche. If you do not ski, Chamonix has an ice rink, a swimming pool, dog sledding, horse drawn carriage rides and a funicular railway to the Mer de Glace (glacier and ice caves) and of course the infamous cable car to Aguille du Midi - if you dare! I love Chamonix and think it has something to offer everybody, old, young, skier or not.

My customer stories

Sent by Pat Stannard

I couldn't manage without Shirley to organise my travel to Australia. It's very reassuring that she is always available in case of difficulties and makes travelling on your own far less worrying. I highly recommend Shirley.

Sent by Leslie English

I found Shirley very helpful in advising me on my holiday plans. I would certantly recommend Shirley to friends and family.

Sent by Lisa Chandler

Shirley always provides excellent service and every holiday we book with her is a success! Thanks.

Sent by Irene Bickerstaff

I have used the services of Shirley several times now to arrange holidays for myself, family and friends. I have found her to be very friendly, helpful and approachable as well as informative and efficient. A major strength is her flexibility in putting together non package holidays tailored to your requirements and in searching for the best deals available. I have recommended her to several of my friends.

Sent by Marianne Yoell

I have been using Shirley's to book our holidays for many years and never have we been disappointed. She is fantastically helpful and will take endless trouble to provide you with the holiday that you want. I have recommnded her to many people over the years and they all said how helpful she has been, how nice she is to deal with, that she is informative and knowledgable about your destination and that she can't do enough to ensure the details are correct. Shirley is excellent at her job and it is a pleasure to use her services to book your holiday.

Sent by Zoe Gale

Shirley is always so helpful when booking our holidays, she is very knowledgeable about so many different places and the best way to get to them, nothing is too much trouble for her, thankyou Shirley.

Sent by Christie Gavin

Shirley is always very helpful and makes a huge effort to accommodate any extra requests. I would highly recommend her services.

Sent by Greg & Jane Kenyon

We have always had an outstanding service from Shirley.As well as getting us some fantastic deals for our holidays ,we have always felt that she has taken a personal interest in our needs and has always followed up on our return from holiday for feedback.Nothing has ever seemed too much trouble and I have never had any hesitation in recommending her to others who,I know from their comments to me,have found her most helpful ingetting them the holiday they wanted at a great price.Well done indeed Shirley.