Having spent 40+ years, 30 owning my own HOT outlet here in the heart of Wellington, in this exciting and ever changing industry you could say that extraordinary resilience is at the top of my skite sheet given the many and varying challenges that have faced travellers over the years.
My clients and colleagues describe me as a passionate people person, who endeavours to get the best out of a traveller's investment.
It is important for me to be inclusive of everyone within a travelling party, to hear the voice of each traveller, and ensure everyone's wishes are met.
Having been to all continents bar Antarctica which is high on my list, I have also travelled in all styles from budget overland backpacking to luxury cruises which allows me to relate to all clients and work with you for what is best for you.
I was privileged to have the chance to visit Japan, a country of SO many contrasts, beauty and in a class of it's own.
Our extended family Pacific Island cruise with 3 generations celebrating my parent's Golden wedding anniversary. So much fun and so much to do for all ages - highlight was seeing the kids pushed outside their comfort zone such as "walking the plank." Brilliant stuff!
Sri Lanka with our teenager few years back - a couple of very diverse Sri-Lankan mother and daughter pics! Another one of those countries that just has it ALL! Fab people, wildlife, history, beaches incredible scenery - gotta go folks.
I have been lucky enough to travel to both Southern and Eastern Africa. During my times in Africa, I have experienced a range of travelling styles from backpacking to staying in the more luxurious game lodges and would love to work with you to maximize your time and investment. There is a saying "You leave Africa but Africa NEVER leaves you" - a must do, life changing experience!
I've personally been to a number of the Greek Islands from Santorini to Paros and Samos and love that each is so different. I have also had the privilege of looking after a number of WWII commemorative tours which of course included in depth visits to the beautiful island of Crete where they love meeting their beloved Kiwis!
What can I say about South East Asia but GO! Each of these countries offers something quite unique, has culture, history and not to mention the most amazing food and they are so affordable!
Having done more than my fair share of cruises, from travelling on a 3.5 star extended family cruise covering three generations of our family to the more high end Silversea small ship luxury cruise from Copenhagen up and into the most stunning fjords off the Norwegian coast down to Hamburg last May/June.
Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:
AFRICA: Botswana/Namibia | Kenya | Serengeti | South Africa | Zimbabwe/Zambia/Mozambique
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | China | Hong Kong | India/Nepal/Bhutan | Japan | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Hobart, Tasmania | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Egypt/Jordan | Turkey
NORTH AMERICA: Hawai`i | Mexico | USA
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Peru
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | Niue | New Caledonia | Norfolk Island | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Samoa | Tahiti | Tonga
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Denmark | Germany | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Norway/Finland | Scotland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey
Let's make holidays better, together