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I'm Yvonne, a full-service Travel Agent, seasoned adventurer, avid planner and Barbados specialist.
Originally based in Belfast, I've decided to spend 2021 living in Barbados on a 1 year Welcome Stamp Visa. You can read all about my move from Belfast to Barbados in my latest blog.
Living and working remotely here in Barbados is boosting my knowledge and passion for recommending this wonderful paradise island to my clients in Northern Ireland, UK and Worldwide. I'm so excited about what Barbados has to offer all types of holidaymakers and I've been sharing the highlights of my adventures in Barbados through weekly episodes on my podcast called Life In Barbados.
With over 58 countries under my belt and counting, my love of travel knows no bounds. From budget to luxury, lazy to adventurous, city break to bucket list - I’ve experienced the highs and lows of travel and picked up plenty of tips and tricks along the way. Now I hope to share my expertise with other travellers so they too can experience the joie de vivre of taking their dream holiday.
Acting as your personal travel consultant, I will take care of all aspects of your trip, creating the ultimate, stress-free holiday for you. I'm excited by the opportunity to help you experience the joy of travel. Whether you’re celebrating a big life event or milestone, dreaming of the perfect honeymoon, or eager to experience something culturally or physically challenging - I can bring your vision to life, anywhere in the World.
As a trusted Travel Counsellor, I want to build relationships so that I can anticipate your every travel need, look out for holidays that are perfect for you, suggest places you might like to explore and create personalised, high-quality itineraries. Most of all, I will provide the highest level of customer service so your entire holiday is exactly as you envisioned it as well as financially protected with 24/7 support.
Follow my journey as I strive to become a true Barbados specialist on Facebook and Instagram or for more inspiration to fuel your future bucket list adventures to other parts of the World, you can read my Personal Travel Blog or listen to my Bucket List Travel Podcast on all the major podcast channels.
Life is short and the world is wide. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch to plan your next adventure.
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.
01 January 2021
2020 brought so much change, good and bad, for so many people around the world. And I knew the turning of the year wasn’t going to magically put everything back in its place. They say accepting change is the fastest way to find peace, but I went one better. I created my own change. I changed my address, my currency and my career focus, though luckily not my local language. After many extended trips overseas, I’d always dreamed of becoming location independent. 2020 was going to my year but the pandemic had other plans for me. I still managed to...
11 June 2020
While we're all bound by our own borders, why not take the opportunity to explore the places we take for granted? There are countless jaw-dropping vistas, historic castles and charming townships are right on our doorstep (or at least within driving distance). These staycation ideas should help curb your travel needs (for now). Kent, England Take a trip to Kent and you'll find stunning historic mansions and townships steeped in history. Hever Castle (which I can personally recommend) is well known for being the childhood home of Anne Boyelyn and has been a backdrop and scene for many famous films. Leeds Castle...
04 June 2020
In the lead up to World Environment Day on Friday 5th June, we’re reflecting on how we can be more responsible travellers when borders open up and people start exploring again. But first, a bit of background. World Environment Day is an annual celebration, first introduced by the United Nations in 1974. The aim is to raise awareness and inspire action for the protection of our environment. It stretches far beyond keeping our city parks clean and saving the whales. It tackles all kinds of environmental concerns including marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. In recent...
14 December 2019
Back in 1998, I left the relatively small town of Derry and went to university in Liverpool. I kept hearing people talk about just being back from a 'gap year' before starting university. I literally had never heard of it before. I then went from being a skint student with lots of university debt straight into full time employment in London. I had always dreamed of taking that big trip. So, I had big dreams and plans but living in pricey London the practicalities of saving wasn't that straight forward. Then I started thinking who else would be interested in...
01 December 2019
I'm a fan of what's now been termed 'micro trips', even shorter than a mini beak. Is it worth it I hear you ask? My answer is absolutely, given the right destination and some pre-planning. I've done a number of these over the years, between days trips to Paris for lunch in the Eiffel Tower to an overnight break in Oslo to see 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch, or last year's birthday trip to Riga. Albeit, they have been within a three hour flight/ train range, but still not a timeframe people would think you could get any enjoyment out...
Sent in by Andy & Leonie Paterson
Lichfield, 06 May 2020
We were delighted with such a personalised itinerary for our forthcoming trip to Costa Rica. Yvonne has provided a feature-packed trip, much of which included private or small-group tours, where our high street travel agent was only featuring large group activities - for a higher price! Delighted to be on the receiving end of such communicative, pro-active and specialist travel knowledge. Thank you!
Sent in by Amy Crothers
Dunmurry, 04 March 2020
Absolutely fantastic service! Thank you so much Yvonne for giving us such an amazing holiday to Mexico, we couldn't have hoped for anything better! ?? We will definitely be booking our holidays with you from now on. With your expertise and impeccable service we will always be confident we will be getting a top notch holiday! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sent in by Orla Devine
Belfast, 29 December 2019
Amazing friendly service! Yvonne really listened to our needs and the kind of holiday we wanted.
Sent in by Noel Toman
Belfast, 29 December 2019
I've just booked our dream holiday with Yvonne and I have to say, I thought it would have been stressful having to think about hotels, location, pick-ups, flight times and connecting flights etc. but with Yvonne it was such a smooth process. Yvonne asks you everything about what you're looking for in a holiday and she does the rest! I'm also loving the app she provides you with for easy access on your up and coming holiday, it gives you a holiday countdown, useful info on your resort and Yvonne even checks you in closer to the time! No more worrying about the usual things when it comes to booking a holiday. First class service all round. Thanks again Yvonne!
Sent in by Nyree McGee
Buncrana, 29 December 2019
Yvonne had thrown in a wild card based on my preferences following a video call or 2 to get a feel for what we like on holidays. The wild card is abs amazing and something I would never have found myself nor have considered. The hotel she has booked is exceptional value for money - suits both the adults and the children on our holiday. We havent been on the holiday yet but cannot wait and will update you all when we do. I am guaranteed it will be great given the reviews and the photos, we cannot wait. From an excited family...
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 02890 080 008