Hello and thank you for visiting, let me introduce myself I am Teresa Kingston and I am your Travel Counsellor based in Darlington, County Durham.
Originally born and bred in Redcar, 10 years ago I moved to Darlington with my husband and our cockapoo Honey.
Before joining Travel Counsellors, I worked within the hotel industry as a Sales Director for over 20 years. I have been fortunate to visit many UK and International hotels, so I certainly have a keen eye for what my customers desire.
Do you know what the first thing is I do when I check into a hotel room……..untuck those tight bed sheets!
With thousands of companies at my finger tips and award winning technology to search through all the available options, I can create a travel plan which is as unique as you.
I’ve got a passion for travel, and love creating personal holiday plans. Whatever you’re looking for from your travel, I can bring your dream trip to life by building it around the things you value most.
Planning a holiday should be an enjoyable experience, not hours spent searching for the best deal and the right hotel in the right location, your time is precious so as your personal travel expert I have the knowledge and resources to tailor make your perfect holiday and make memories.
You can also rest assure that your hard-earned money is financially protected by the Travel Counsellor’s Financial Trust and ATOL.
So let’s get started with building your perfect travel experience! Give me a call and tell me where you’d like to go next
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
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.
28 January 2020
A friend of mind posted a picture of a quirky hotel they were staying and it got me thinking about all of the other quirky places to stay in around the world so here are my top five, top of my list is definitely the TWA Hotel at JFK. 1. TWA Hotel, JFK, New York When your staying at an airport hotel you want it to be as different as this one, the building is the former Trans World Airlines (TWA) terminal which closed its doors in 2001. Following restorations and re-imagining the hotel opened its doors as a first-class hotel in...
20 January 2020
January It’s dry season in the Caribbean, and it’s incredibly popular, so book early. Why not try - Caribbean, Maldives, Mexico, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand February Leave the winter blues behind with a honeymoon in the Maldives. Why not try Caribbean, Maldives, Mexico, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand March There’s guaranteed sunshine in Mexico this time of year. Why not try Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Maldives, Mexico, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand April The sweet spot for Hawaii – a warm climate but fewer crowds. Why not try Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Italy, Maldives, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Thailand May Experience the Seychelles' spectacular shores in May. Why not...
01 September 2019
Travelling the world has become easier and as we mature we can often afford to splurge a little extra on that special trip, especially whilst we’re fit enough to burn off energy trying something new - so what experiences are on your list? Here are 20 things you should seriously consider adding to your bucket list... 1. See the Taj Mahal - the best time to visit is at sunrise or sunset, when the crowds are sparse and the lower sun glows warmly against the white marble structure 2. Visit the Grand Canyon - the UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty to see...
25 August 2019
This summer my husband and I travelled to Croatia, the last time I had visited this destination the country was Yugoslavia. With a similar flight time to Spain, Croatia is a short 2.5 hours flight and now that the destination is becoming more popular, we were able to travel from our local airport Newcastle, we started our journey off in Split which is the second largest city in Croatia after Zagreb, with a population of around 180,000 people. Game of Thrones was filmed here, if you are a fan of the series, you can walk the streets of Meereen and Braavos...
07 August 2019
We have just returned from a wonderful three-night stay in a duplex safari tent at the amazing Ullswater Heights. It’s always a little daunting when you book somewhere before it’s open and from computer generated images, but I have to say we weren’t disappointed. Ullswater Heights which opened in July 2019 boasts hand-picked lodges and a secluded glamping village featuring deluxe safari tents, all complete with their very own decking and steamy hot tubs set in the landscaped grounds of a former quarry and providing the perfect backdrop for your Cumbrian holiday. Only 6.5 miles from stunning Ullswater and with the...
16 June 2019
As a little girl I remember one of my very first holidays flying from Teesside Airport, years later we even flew to Orlando and then during Middlesbrough FC’s days in the UEFA Cup we flew out to Eindhoven with thousands of other fans for the final. My home is less than 10 minutes from the airport and I recently took two business trips, one to Frankfurt and the other to Houston from Teesside. With car parking right by the terminal, no check in queues and through security in no time why would you fly from anywhere else? After a long-haul flight,...
01 February 2019
Canada has been high up on our bucket list for as long as I can remember. Having spent the last seven days in this incredible country, I don’t know why we haven’t made it a priority sooner. We travelled out to Calgary from London Heathrow with Air Canada aboard the Dreamliner, flying long haul has never felt so short. On arrival into Calgary we picked up our Jeep for a scenic 1hour and 30mins drive to Banff. Our base for the remainder of our stay is the Buffalo Mountain Lodge which is less than 5 minutes by car into Banff, we chose...
Sent in by Andy Wilson
Hartlepool, 21 February 2020
Teresa was brilliant! I didn’t have a clue about this trip I have planned and she covered it all for me....and booked the perfect holiday.
Sent in by Corrine Hunt
Leicestershire, 21 February 2020
I was very impressed by the package that was put together for me and my sister-in law, she even sent us a little countdown plaque
Sent in by Amanda Marsden
Darlington, 21 February 2020
Teresa was fantastic in booking my holiday, using her knowledge and personal experience to ensure we got the best deal and the most beautiful holiday to look forward to
Sent in by Gemma Moody
Essex, 21 February 2020
Huge thank you, I didn’t have a clue about planning our Christmas holiday. Teresa have planned and she covered it all for me....and booked the perfect holiday.
Sent in by Amy Gregg
Ripon, 28 January 2020
Teresa is simply brilliant!!! Always going above and beyond for us. Extremely pleased we choose to go with Teresa for our Honeymoon. Could not have asked for a more professional and helpful travel agent. Thank you Teresa!
Sent in by Laura Burge
Birmingham, 20 January 2020
Teresa was fantastic from Start to Finish. Always updating us on flight schedules, listening to what we wanted and built a great holiday for us... always available when we had questions and of course she was super friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to book with Teresa again and recommend her to all my family and friends!
Sent in by Charlotte Collumbine
Darlington , 29 September 2019
Teresa was absolutely amazing helping our family confirm they still had flights booked via Thomas Cook when nobody else could offer an answer. Really went above and beyond, thank you so much for such a high level of service
Sent in by Ashleigh Fairhurst
Darlington , 29 September 2019
I cant thank terasa enough for helping me and my partner get back on track yesterday and saving our wedding plans for next year abroad terasa is very professional and on the ball with advice and help the dedication and passion she has to helping her clients is amazing . and we are so glad I have found a trustworthy and helpful travel counsellor to help us along getting our wedding back on track
Sent in by Lee Wardman
Darlington, 05 September 2019
We had a wonderful time in Rhodes thank you. All a little sad to be home. Myself and my family would like to say a massive thank you to you and your company for the assistance in organising and arranging everything, ensuring everything runs smoothly and for keeping in contact before, during and after our holiday. You took a lot of the stress of organising and keeping on top of transfers / transport away from us and appreciate everything you have done to ensure we enjoyed a hassle free holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
Sent in by William Eddon
Middlesbrough, 10 July 2019
I would gladly recommend Teresa to my family & friends if they were booking a holiday. She takes all the stress & worry away & makes booking a holiday exciting
Sent in by Nicola Eddon-Jones
Middlesbrough, 19 May 2019
Teresa helped organise our honeymoon to New York with my husband as a surprise to me.. I found out in his speech on the wedding day.. I was presented with a box with several clues to the location and she even helped organise airport hotel, transfers in NY and excursions, thank you Teresa for helping us make memories.. Would definatly recommend to take the stress away.
Sent in by Martin Ferguson
Darlington, 18 February 2019
The first time I have used a service like this and can honestly say I won't do anything else in the future. An absolutely brilliant experience and a very attentive and personal service from Teresa
Sent in by Isabel Brunton
Preston, 05 February 2019
Well that’s us home from an absolutely amazing weekend. Everything was perfect. Hotel was spot on and in a great location. Can’t even tell you how good the trips and tours were?! The Northern Lights came out for us, the geysers were spouting and the falls were made even more beautiful by the fact that they were frozen! The Blue Lagoon was incredible, even during a snow storm! We stayed in until it was dark! All our pick-ups and drop-offs were all easy and timely and only a couple minutes walk from our hotel which was just as well because it really was VERY cold! Your gifts of the hand and feet warmers were very much appreciated I can tell you! Thank you so much for all your help. Will be giving you a shout when we have decided on our next destination!
Sent in by Chris Leech
London, 01 February 2019
Having had the pleasure of using Teresa's services I can confirm that the personal service and attention to detail, makes for a flawless holiday. Highly recommended
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 01325 540 006