As a child our family holidays took place in a caravan in the UK and in 1973 at the age of eleven I had my first taste of a package holiday to Spain, this was a whole new world and I wanted to be part of it.
Now after 15 years in the industry, eight working in Luxury Travel, I am proud to have been involved in turning many of my clients dreams into reality.
The challenge of painting a picture and creating a vision of each destination, each one being different from the last and the buzz of having a very satisfied client telling you how amazing their trip was, has to make this the best job in the world.
I have been privileged to visit destinations such as the USA, Indian Ocean, Asia Australia, New Zealand, Caribbean, and Europe staying in many of the world’s top hotels thus allowing me to share my experiences and make recommendations to clients.
I have several favourites as I fall in love so easily; Thailand for its diversity, food, culture and people, Dubai for its sheer opulence, extravagance and my favourite Dubai hotel One & Only Palm.
The Four Seasons hotel Maldives along with Huvafen Fushi were the choice for our honeymoon it felt as though we had been cast away on a Desert Island, such peace and solitude.
The most spectacularly beautiful place I have visited has to be Bora Bora, the first sight of the stunning turquoise lagoon contrasting with the lush green of Mount Ottemanu takes your breath away.
More recently I have been introduced to luxury in Europe, never realising how many amazing destinations there are and how accessible it all is within a couple of hours flight.
My dream for the future is to travel around India and South Africa.
Research your destination before you go – make sure you don’t miss anything – don’t look back and think, 'I wish'. Also make the most of the local culture; try the food, mix with the locals and have an experience you will remember forever.
Finally be an early riser and watch the sunrise and the changing colours of the landscape and pre book popular restaurants and spa treatments or you may miss out!
Greece, Turkey, Spain, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Italy, Egypt, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Los Angeles, Florida, Antigua, Barbados,