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Growing up with wanderlust parents, I love everything travel and can often be found with my head in a travel book, watching one of my favourite travel vlogs, recalling past adventures or inspiring others about travel!
As a Travel Counsellor I can offer any type of break; a UK staycation to recharge batteries, a cobble stomping European city break, a sunny beach hop and flop, a family ski chalet, a spectacular northern lights cruise, a heavenly honeymoon, a six month itinerary meandering the must see wonders of the world - the options are endless and I can create the perfect trip for you. If you already know what you want to do, great!, but if not I hope you will be inspired by my travel accounts and tips.
I handle every enquiry individually, discussing requirements, likes, dislikes and budget. Booking with me you will receive full ATOL bonding and 100% financial protection for your peace of mind so you can concentrate on the important things in life, such as enjoying your holiday! I am competitive on price with direct supplier relationships, although do not necessarily strive to beat online prices with my service being more quality driven.
Working from home near Emsworth I can give you my undivided attention, be available outside 9-5 and happy to meet face to face at a convenient location and time to suit. I build on word of mouth recommendation, only achievable due to my high level of service and commitment to every customer.
Having spent 15 years working in the travel industry creating bespoke holidays for a tailormade tour operator, followed by yacht charter company, I have sent clients on a wide variety of exciting adventures. I am an outdoorsy type, enjoying sailing, cycling, hiking, skiing and exploring new destinations, but I equally enjoy the thrill of getting lost in a new city or enjoying a good book on a desert island. I have travelled much of the World but it seems with every new place I visit, there’s another ten I want to visit! Areas I have explored include much of Europe, America, Canada, Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
Why spend hours scouring the internet and traipsing the high street to find the perfect travel arrangements when I can take away the hassle and stress, doing all the legwork and putting together a bespoke itinerary to suit you. I pride myself on going the extra mile, so wherever and whatever you would like to do next, get in touch and let’s talk travel!
“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen
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.
10 October 2020
With 2020 ‘the year of the staycation’ we decided to embrace a Scottish autumnal roadtrip and hiring a small campervan, headed north! Arriving to the Cairngorms we navigated the 90 mile ‘Snow Roads’ traversing the 2 highest roads in the UK, the Cairnwell and Lecht Passes, and with (responsible) wild camping accepted in Scotland, spent our first night outside Balmoral Castle. Autumn in The Highlands is magical, with the deep valleys vibrantly clad in reds and browns, crystal clear thundering rivers and charming highland villages, such as Ballater where shops proudly display their Royally Appointed plaques. Home to over 50 whisky distilleries,...
03 February 2020
Having skied a number of times in The Alps and Canada, I will admit that Poland was not particularly on my radar for skiing. However, always up for a new adventure I was intrigued at a friends suggestion to give it go for a girls ski break. Flying into Krakow, we were to be basing ourselves in Zakopane, a lovely traditional town a couple of hours from the airport. Once we had broken free from Krakow’s suburbs, we had a lovely drive through countryside, crossing large farming plateaus with pretty hamlets and small towns dotted about, framed by the backdrop of...
03 December 2019
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Krakow is filled with a delightful mix of architecture old and new, wonderful medieval towers, quintessential European squares and a varied history. Visiting in early December, we felt as though we had walked into a fairytail entering Rynek Glowny, the Old Town main square. One of the largest squares in Europe, the old buildings and churches had a light dusting of snow, there were beautiful horsedrawn carriages clip clopping along the cobbles and twinkling Christmas market in full swing – a magical scene. Krakow is a small city and whilst there is a good tram and...
29 August 2019
Singapore is a real melting pot of culture, history, innovation, business and tourism. Many people will visit as a stopover on their way to/from another far flung destination, as we did, although it also makes a great holiday destination in its own right, as a city break or mixing a couple of days touring the city with a few days at one the nearby holiday destinations such as Sentosa or Batam Island. Singapore’s tropical climate makes for a year round destination, with average temperature mid to high 20’s. We visited in March and whilst we had a couple of showers, they...
19 June 2019
Choosing a skiing holiday can be daunting, especially if you are a beginner or trying to please a mixed ability group. However, having been skiing for many years and often being holiday organiser, I know there is a perfect resort for everyone! Whilst skiing doesn’t have to be expensive, transport, accommodation, lift passes, ski rental, boot hire, food and drinks (someone has to pay to get the provisions up the mountain!) can mount up. A few tips to help keep costs down include driving to a resort with your food for self-catering, packing a picnic lunch, taking advantage of après happy...
30 May 2019
New Zealand had always been high on my list of places to visit ever since I understood ‘Coromandel’ was not only the name of the house I grew up in, but a beautiful peninsular in some far-flung land. So finally deciding 'to take February out to do New Zealand’, boy we were not disappointed! Quite simply one of the most naturally dramatic countries I have experienced, New Zealand not only boasts stunning mountain vistas, spectacular valleys, awesome fiords and beautiful beaches, but is incredibly remote. A similar size to the UK but with a population of only 4.5 million (the UK...
30 May 2019
Having spent the previous 10 days basking in glorious North Island sunshine and anticipating the great beauty of Marlborough Sound, we were disappointed to arrive aboard the Interislander from Wellington in pouring rain, barely able to see one end of the ship from the other, never mind the dramatic Sound. However, the rain and our moods soon lifted as we approached one of the highlights of our trip, Abel Tasman National Park. With no road access aside from the extreme ends of the park, water taxis are the way to get around, hopping on and off at the numerous stunning beaches....
03 February 2019
Having worked in yacht charter for many years I have had the opportunity to sail in many beautiful places around the world, with one of my favourites being the British Virgin Islands. With no direct flights from the UK it is not the easiest of destinations to reach, but the flight to Antigua and quick hop up the Caribbean island chain to Beef Island Airport is soon forgotten when slipping into the crystal-clear water for the first time or sipping your first rum sundowner! With over 60 beautiful islands, the BVI is perfect for exploring afloat, whether as an experienced sailor...
16 January 2019
Arriving into Venice for the first time is spectacular enough, although speeding through the lagoon in a private boat towards the emerging floating city and entering the backstreet canals with locals going about their daily lives on floating trucks is like nothing else. Couriers, supermarket deliveries, laundry, rubbish - you name it, the Venetians have a boat for it! As the canals grew narrower, with barely room for one boat, never mind two passing, our driver swiftly manoeuvred us under low bridges and washing lines, gently bouncing off surrounding buildings and gliding around tight corners, all the while chatting with...
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.
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