With over 27 years in the travel industry and having had the opportunity to live and experience life in Europe and England a number of years ago, I have been very lucky to travel to many amazing and exotic destinations around the world experiencing many cultures and cuisines. There is something about the Asian culture and pristine beaches that lures me back again and again, so much so that I planned my own wedding on the beaches of Thailand.
I have 2 small children which has seen my requirements and style of travel change over the last 8 years, I love researching the perfect family holiday and discovering new destinations to find those little hidden gems of helpful tips we have picked up along the way like local child care to the best family restaurants - all the things that contribute to your ultimate family escape!
I have been part of the team at YOU Travel Ferrymead for 28 years, I love the local area and have enjoyed watching it grow and change.
Travel is all about experiences and memories and I believe this starts from the moment you walk into YOU Travel and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.
Ocean Cruising: Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard Line, Royal Caribbean & Viking River Cruise Europe
Destinations I have Visited: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Finland – Lapland, France, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia - Bali, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Caledonia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City.
Travel for me is all about the life experiences, immersing yourself in other cultures living like a local and getting off the beaten track there is no better way to learn about people and life than by putting yourself there.
In that sense I feel very fortunate to be in the industry I am in where I get to explore new and exotic destinations frequently and the more I can explore the better for my clients!
Nothing beats the feeling of your breath being taken away like your first full vision of Machu Picchu or the magnificent Taj Mahal or standing touching distance to a 3 metre high elephant totally oblivious to you or the baboon sitting on the backseat of the safari truck cheekily tucking into my lunch! Running along the tiny windy Tuscan roads at 7am, walking the villages of the Cinque Terre, driving and not having a clue where you are, watching the sunset enjoying the locally grown wine, swimming in the ocean with dolphins it’s those life experiences you will have with you forever and of course crave more of!
I have been in the industry for 13 years following 2.5 years of living and travelling in the UK and Europe, I love helping people plan their ultimate adventure it is very humbling having them return totally blown away by their experiences and so through my clients and my own travels my obsession continues!
Ocean Cruising: Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Princess, Fiji Blue Lagoon Cruise, APT River Cruise - Amsterdam to Nuremburg, Uniworld River Cruise – Basel to Amsterdam, 7 Night Mekong Delta River Cruise.
Destinations I have Visited: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia - Bali, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE - Duabi, UK, USA, Vatican City, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
I have spent a number of years travelling after well and truly catching the "travel bug". I am excited to share the insider experiences I have gained through my own travel and create new experiences and memories for you, whether it be to the golden shores of Queensland to the crystal clear waters of Croatia.
My travel over the years has varied from living and working on a ski field in Canada to living and working in London and France. Throughout that time I made the most of seeing and doing all that Europe has to offer and more.
A few of my many highlights of Europe would have to be; living like a local in Provence and Chamonix, of course the traditional Contiki Tour of Europe and also exploring the “off the beaten track” parts of Turkey. This would have to be one of my top 5 countries. An absolute must do for anyone!
I have also spent time in South America, ticking off Machu Picchu from the ever-growing list. This encouraged me to travel to Africa last year to conquer Mt Kilimanjaro, then rewarding myself with a Safari afterwards through Tanzania where I caught a glimpse of the Great Migration and of course the Big 5!
I look forward to sharing my passion for travel with you.
Ocean Cruising: Holland America Line, Oceania &Blue Lagoon.
Destinations I have Visited: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dubai, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia - Bali, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vatican City.
Administration & Support
With just completing my certificates in level 3 & 4 in Travel and Tourism at New Zealand School of Tourism, I found myself here at YOU Travel Ferrymead. I am excited to be a part of this well-established team and expand my knowledge in the industry.
I have always been passionate about travel and exploring countries all over the world from a young age. With travelling to the USA when I was 18 by myself was definitely an eye opener and since then I have wanted to see and explore more.
Thailand is so far my favourite destination, from jungle trekking on the back of an elephant to snorkelling in the crystal blue waters in the Phi Phi Islands, discovering the Thai culture and tasting the local cuisine are some of my favourite highlights of this amazing country.
I look forward to meeting you all when you come in and see the amazing team at YOU Travel Ferrymead.
Ocean Cruising: Blue Lagoon Cruises
River Cruising: The Murray River
Destinations I have Visited: Argentina, Australia, China, Fiji, Indonesia - Bali, Taiwan, Thailand, USA.