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Hi! I'm Carla and welcome to my website which I hope will be a regular port of call for you!
Travel has always been a passion of mine. I have worked in travel for over 15 years, starting my career in a high street retail travel company before progressing onto the luxury/tailormade market of travel which I now specialise in. During my career in travel I have built up a great range of knowledge, of not only destinations, but the unique experiences each of the destinations offer to travellers, and have used this to create bespoke and tailormade itineraries to suit my individual client requirements.
In 2008, after completing a degree in Tourism with Journalism, I left the UK to travel the world to explore and experience different cultures and destinations as well as enhance my understanding of travel and the different components that make up a complex trip. During my trip I travelled through Eastern Africa (Kenya through to Johannesburg, South Africa), Australasia and South East Asia, experiencing as much as each country had to offer. Upon my return to the UK I made the decision to study for a teaching qualification to help others be inspired by travel and perhaps to travel themselves.
Throughout my teaching practice and employment I taught post 16 students about the travel industry and the destinations and cultures from around the world. I gained great satisfaction from the students being engaged and wanting to learn more about the industry as well as creating their own passion for the subject.
Although I enjoyed teaching, I missed the opportunity to directly engage with clients and colleagues. Since returning to the industry, I have been fortunate to work mainly on tailor-made and bespoke trips and itineraries for a variety of clientele which I enjoy immensely. This enabled me to have the opportunity of creating unique and interesting itineraries including memorable experiences for clients, such as cycling through Vietnam and trekking through Patagonia, to name a few!
I have been fortunate to visit some amazing places which has given me knowledge and experience of what the destinations have to offer. I have cycled the Marlborough Wine Trails in New Zealand; slept under the stars in the Serengeti National Park; rode the rails of Western Portugal; been surrounded by Orca Whales whilst onboard a boat in Western Canada; had a proposal in rural Iceland; and I have even attended a wedding onboard a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords - to name a few!
I not only specialise in luxury/tailormade holidays, I also have a range of knowledge in the UK market having taken a number of UK trips myself. One of my favourite close-to-home destinations is Jersey, Channel Islands which I have indepth knowledge of having visited family there on a nearly-yearly basis!
So whether you're looking for the holiday of a lifetime or a short weekend away I am here at your convenience to help find your perfect holiday, taking away the time-consuming task and making your experience of booking a holiday fun and exciting for you. I pride myself on my customer service and attention to detail and would value the opportunity to organise your trip.
My last holiday was...
Pre-Covid! A family winter sun holiday in Lanzarote where we took my (then) 22 month old daughter for some winter sunshine and fun-in-the-sun. We stayed in an All Inclusive resort which had toddler pools complete with water slides where many-a-day was spent giggling, flying down them!
My dream holiday is...
Self-drive tour of South Africa's garden route/winelands followed by a relaxing stay in the Maldives! Having travelled through East Africa, I absolutely fell in love with the continent and its people and wildlife and would love to have the opportunity to do more safari and explore South Africa independently. Following the excitement and adventure of SA, a stay in the Maldives where I could jump into the crystal clear waters and listen to the Indian Ocean from my water villa, would be most welcome!