About me

Having come from a Hairdressing background, for the first 10 years of my working career, I decided it was time to hang the scissors and comb up and venture into something new. I always loved to travel, I can remember travelling to different places within Australia during my childhood years and then to experience the international travel later on was just fantastic. I am like everyone else, I caught the travel bug and love it! So upon my quest to many different parts of the world, I realised my passion was really for travel. In 1999, I decided to broaden my horizons to enrol into the AFTA Travel Course in Adelaide, so I could share my new expertise and enthusiasm with other people. Once I completed my Certificate III in Tourism for Domestic and International Travel, I set about making other people’s dreams come true. To assist clients to plan their holidays, and take the stress away, so all they need to do is pack their bags and enjoy their well deserved vacation. So all now that’s left to say is that if your planning to travel domestically or internationally I would love to assist you to reach your destination with the utmost integrity, professionalism and friendly customer service. My goal is to make your dream destinations come true!

Where I've Travelled

No matter where I go around the world, I’ll always return to the USA. It’s such a diverse, unique, easy going and fabulous place, there’s so much to do for everyone. Whether it be, for couples, singles or families, going to a ball game, shopping, sightseeing, cruising, thrill seeking or just relaxing, it’s an amazing destination to visit. I always discover something new and enjoy sharing my experiences with my clients.


Australia – Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia

Cook Islands – Raratonga, Aituataki

Fiji – Coral Coast, Denarau, Nadi, Yasawa Islands, Mamanuca Islands

Loyalty Islands – Lifou

New Caledonia – Noumea, Isle of Pines

New Zealand – Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Greymouth, Queenstown, Tekapo, Franz Joseph, Fox Glacier, Wanaka

Vanuatu – Mystery Island, Port Vila



  • England – London



  • Canada –  Vancouver, Campbell River, Toronto, Squamish, Whistler
  • United States of America –   Carmel, Florida, Grand Canyon, Hawaii (Kauai & Oahu), Hollywood, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,  Monterey, New York,  Orlando & Port Canaveral, Palm Springs,  San Francisco, Santa Monica, Scottsdale, Solvang,  Yosemite National Park, Miami



  • Mexico – Cozumel



  • Austria –  Vienna,
  • Belgium – Brussels
  • France –Paris
  • Germany –  Bavaria,  Munich
  • Italy –  Florence , Rome, Tuscany, Vatican City, Venice
  • Netherlands – Amsterdam,
  • Switzerland – Interlaken, Lucerne



  • Abu Dhabi



  • China – Shanghai, Beijing, Great Wall
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Macau
  • Japan – Tokyo, Hakone
  • Indonesia – Bali
  • Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore –  Sentosa Island, Singapore City
  • Thailand – Bangkok, Phuket
  • Vietnam –  Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta
  • Maldives – Male
  • India – Golden Triangle: New Delhi, Agra & Jaipur



  • Bahamas – Nassau, Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • British Virgin Islands – St Maarten, St Thomas
  • Caribbean – Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands

Services I Provide

Everyone should have a Personal Travel Manager because of the attention to detail, professionalism, integrity and the utmost undivided attention and service we provide to our clients. Whether it be an email or meeting with clients to discuss their travel arrangements over a coffee, we can book and provide the products they require just like local travel agencies. I’m committed to making sure the planning is stress free, leaving my clients feeling happy and to look forward to their amazing trip! I will always do my best to save you time, money and go the extra mile to make you happy that in turn will give you peace of mind. TravelManagers guarantees to provide complete financial security while you’re money is in our hands as we are affiliated ATAS agent.

I can book everything a shop front Travel agency provides, here’s some examples :


  • Accommodation – including Hotels, Motels, Resorts, B&B’s & Unique Properties
  • Airfares- International & Domestic – Point to Point Tickets, Air passes & Round-The-World Itineraries
  • Car Hire/Car Leasing/Motor Cycle Hire/Motor Home Hire
  • Coach Touring/Day Tours
  • Cruises – including Luxury, Ocean, River & Expedition Cruising
  • Rail Holidays – including Point to Point Tickets & Rail Passes
  • Ski & Snowboarding Holidays
  • Travel Insurance

Advocate Award 2016

Advocate Award 2016

TravelManagers Advocate Award 2016

Judged by the National Partnership Team for recognition at a local level of advocates of the brand within the travel industry.  Always professional and often out there promoting TravelManagers and who also referred new Personal Travel Managers in the last year.

Travelmanagers Recognition Award 2017

Recognition Award is voted by all at National Partnership Office for a PTM who always adheres to policy and procedure, engages with the business and other PTMs and is the all round good guy.

Travelmanagers Spirit Award 2018

This award is to recognise someone who’s everyday attitude and principles inspire and impregnate the thoughts, feelings and actions of all of us at TravelManagers. This award is for the person who lives, breathes and consistently demonstrates the heart and soul of TravelManagers. This award is open to any person within or external to TravelManagers who has been fundamental to developing, maintaining and enhancing TravelManagers’ unique culture.


Advocate Award 2016

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TravelManagers 2016 Advocate Award

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