It's safe to say that travel is my greatest passion. Having missed out on foreign travel as a child and taking my first trip to India at the age of 15, I think I've been making up for lost time ever since! Since starting my journey in high street travel at the age of 17 and moving onto luxury tailor made trips, private islands and villas, I have gained a wealth of knowledge over the past 13 years. The concierge services I have arranged for villa clients varied from booking transfers and chefs to coordinating weekly schedules of cooking classes, dance and yoga lessons, language tutors and musicians. There is always something unique to everyone's holiday which I get the privilege to organise, how exciting!
Working as a Travel Counsellor enables me to provide a highly personalised and bespoke service, allowing me to give as much care and attention into planning your holiday as I would my own. I aim to make your trip special by taking charge of the finer details and making your booking process hassle-free. Being truly independent, with a diverse choice of suppliers to hand, helps to turn your travel dreams into reality and find that unique trip that is just right for you. I'm based in Gloucester and can be available at a time to suit you, so for those little travel queries I am only a call or text away.
Working with luxury villas has taken me across Europe, however, I do love to travel long haul and have been lucky enough to experience places like Bali, Thailand, Hong Kong and South Africa, to name some highlights. I try to always visit somewhere new and keep saying I've been to Las Vegas enough times, yet I still end up going back! My most recent adventure to Australia was a trip of a lifetime - a boat on Sydney harbour for New Year's Eve, surfing Bondi beach and exploring Fraser Island - now that will be a tough trip to beat!
From the UK to Australia and everywhere between, no trip is too big or too small and I look forward to hearing from you. Life is about the journey... Where will your travels take you next?
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.
18 May 2021
Has lockdown opened your eyes to some of the hidden gems you can visit on your doorstep? I don’t know about you, but with travel paused for so long now I feel like part of me is missing so I’m definitely ready for some adventure. You don’t always have to travel far and wide for epic experiences. The UK is home to picturesque lakes, historic castles, iconic mountains, spectacular ruins and beautiful beaches. With eight more months left of 2021 I’ve come up with eight bucket list-worthy weekends away for when restrictions ease: ~ May ~ Stargazing in the Yorkshire Dales National...
24 May 2020
My little dream is one year old today. And I’d just like to take this opportunity to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has supported my dream. This includes everyone who has liked and shared my page and discussed it with friends, family and colleagues - even passed business cards their way! Plus, not to forget the biggest thanks to those who put their trust in me to cultivate their perfectly designed trips. Your feedback has shown me that I’m doing what I do best and that I’ve gained some great new friends from...
06 October 2019
The land of smiles welcomed us to paradise, first stop Koh Lanta. We landed into Phuket airport and travelled down by luxury minivan and public ferry. As we pulled into the entrance to The Layana Resort & Spa we were greeted with flower garlands and a refreshing hibiscus juice which was a welcome treat after our long journey. We had time for a quick dip in one of the two adults only pools before sunset cocktails and dinner at the beachfront restaurant. During sunset the hotel put on complimentary popcorn for guests to enjoy – I went for chocolate and...
02 July 2019
The hidden gem which is the Algarve, enjoys over 300 days of sun per year, it’s only a two hour flight from the UK and there is no time difference. It’s a destination which can be touristy if you’re not wised-up but I’ve been lucky enough to explore this area enough to know where to go to find it’s true beauty. That’s already three reason’s to travel right there but I hope to share with you my love for this area with my top five reasons to visit: 1. Beaches Of course, it had to be the beaches! Notable for it’s...
07 June 2019
Las Vegas. Sin City. Where do I begin? Before visiting Las Vegas the first time, I was sceptical and really had no desire to travel here. “What’s all the fuss about”, I thought! It turns out, it’s one of those places you’ll never forget! Finding myself in Vegas the first time, thanks to my Dad’s wedding - well, actually two weddings that week in fact -my whole perspective of the city changed. There really was something for everyone from young to old. It’s a pretty crazy place, don’t get me wrong. I mean, where else would you join a bride (in...
Sent in by Sue Cooper
Cheltenham, 16 September 2019
Steph went above and beyond what we expected of her. Not only did she book our flights and accommodation, but also checked which hotels were suitable for vegetarians and their payments measures. In addition, she demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for the location.
Sent in by Stuart Lee
Gloucester, 14 September 2019
Steph was amazing. We had a vague idea of what we wanted from Oman and she gave us more options we didn't know about, with a range of prices to suit our budget. She is professional, courteous and I would definitely use Steph's services again to book our holidays. The communication was forthcoming and she got back to us immediately with availability and costings. Highly recommended.
Sent in by Sarah Gilkes
Gloucester, 14 September 2019
Stephanie was an absolute star whilst organising our trip. She researched hotels and areas that she felt would be of interest to us. I will definitely use her again and have already recommended her to family and friends. Thanks Steph
Sent in by Gemma Gore
Gloucester, 04 September 2019
Stephanie was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble even when I changed my mind to a completely different place. I loved that she was attentive and seemed to genuinely care about finding the perfect place. I also liked the small gesture of putting stickers in the pack for my 4 year old. Nice little touches make a difference. Thank you Stephanie
Sent in by Mary Gough
Gloucester, 04 September 2019
Steph was amazing! I find holiday booking quite stressful, but she made the whole experience easy and exciting, she gave us everything we asked for and more, cant praise her enough, well done Steph!
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 01452 290 017