I started my travel career on the Gold Coast when I was 20. I then moved to Sydney & worked at Traveland at David Jones. I then travelled for 3 years overland from Sydney to London spending six months in India & Kashmir, a month in Afghanistan, six months in Israel, a month in Lebanon and then through Turkey and Europe to London. I then spent 2 years in London/Europe and Morocco.I married my American husband in Nashville, Tennessee and spent 8 years working in travel in Nashville. I worked in several Travel Agencies specialising in International Travel ‚ South America/Mexico/Caribbean/Europe & specialising in Cruising also. After returning to Australia in 1989 I have worked in several agencies and in November 2009 I joined TravelManagers – the best thing I ever did. This is because as a Personal Travel Manager, I look after my own clients travel arrangements. I consult with you over the telephone/emails/meet for coffee or lunch, depending on your time limits. I will organise cruises/flights/hotels/tour packages/car leasing or hiring/travel insurance. I specialise in Cruising – I am a Master Accredited Cruise Specialist with ICCA (International Cruise Council of Australia). Cruising is my passion and I have cruised on many – Arcadia/ Dawn Princess/ Costa Pacifica/ Celebrity Galaxy/P&O Pacific Star/Vision of the Seas – Royal Caribbean Cruises/RV Orient Pandaw and others.If I haven’t cruised on a cruise line, I have usually had a full day inspection, including Crystal Cruises/Silversea/Regent Seven Seas/Holland America.
There are so many incredible places in the world to experience. I do have my favourites – Spain, the first time was when I first left Australia and travelled overland to Europe. Spain was very different in Franco’s time in 1972 – so returning a few years ago, I found the people, culture, food and love of life intoxicating – along with the Sangria. This year I spent a month cruising from Barcelona all the way up to Bilbao. One of the highlights was Santiago de Compostella and I now want to ‘Walk the El Camino’.
Everyone should have a Personal TravelManager. You will experience our passion of travel and therefore benefit in our experience and personal way of looking after our clients. Our ‘friends become clients and our clients become friends’.
I do everything from – talking about client’s travel to making their dreams or ‘wish list’ come true