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I could plot many of the major events in my life through looking at the holidays that I have been on. I love holidays (and photographs!). Holidays create the memories and the photographs keep them alive.
Working in the travel industry is new to me. I started my working career as a Solicitor. I had previously travelled a lot with my family and friends but the world of real full-time work meant that holidays took on a new meaning. I wanted to spread my wings, travel more and find out what the wider world was like and had to offer. A holiday to Cuba was perfect as it gave me time to recharge my batteries and experience a whole new and exciting culture.
It was around this time that I also met the man that I was to marry and have children with. He too had a strong passion for travel and wanted to experience many different cultures. Our first holiday together was to Paris. I can still remember how much my legs ached from all the walking, but also how I fell in love with this city and all it had to offer. We then we went on to visit France; Majorca; Thailand; India; South Africa; Hong Kong; Australia; Singapore; Vienna; Prague; Venice; and Austria (skiing). For our honeymoon, we went to Italy and incorporated Lake Como with various parts of Tuscany. I later returned to the Amalfi Coast in Italy to be a bridesmaid and it was just picture perfect.
Then came children, which brought about a change to my career and our holidays. When pregnant I couldn’t go skiing so instead visited Finland in winter. Logs cabins, real fires, cold walks and reindeer led sledge rides made for a lovely holiday.
Our first holiday with a 5-month-old was to Jersey. We then ventured to Northern Spain, which was a fabulous holiday, but also a learning curve as their culture didn’t correspond with our baby’s routine! In some ways that made for a more memorable holiday and I have fond memories of some of the beautiful, unspoilt places we visited in Northern Spain. As a family, we also travelled to Bermuda, which had things for us all. I loved the zoo as much as the children did! Disneyland in Paris was a special family holiday and Portugal became a family favourite destination.
As the children are now a bit older holidays are changing again and involving more activity. We have travelled to Fuerteventura which offers fabulous kite surfing conditions and a sailing trip around Croatia is on the horizon.
Travelling has always been something that I love to do and am passionate about. I have been lucky to travel to many places at different stages in my life. I also love working with people and making them happy which is what a great holiday does! When the opportunity came up for me to work in travel and use my travel experience to help people plan theirs, I jumped at the chance!