I've had almost 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, always specialising in holidays to Australia and New Zealand with worldwide stopovers.
I'm a born and bred Londoner with lots of my family now living in New Zealand, hence the numerous visits! My last being for a 3 month career break. I fell in love with Australia the first time I visited in 1995 and have visited almost every year since.
Apart from travelling, I love music and going to live gigs. I enjoy the cinema and fancy restaurants, all of which keep me poor but happy!
Brighton Polytechnic...now Brighton University (that shows my age!)
I first met Haydn (MD of Travel Nation) almost 20 years ago when I started as a trainee travel consultant at Bridge The World. I stayed there for 9 years, going on to help launch the luxury Australia & New Zealand specialist, Bridge & Wickers in 2005. It's here that I learned to appreciate the joy of business class flights and luxury hotels! After 8 years, Bridge & Wickers became part of The Ultimate Travel Company and I stayed on whilst the transition was completed. When I found out that Travel Nation were looking to launch tailor-made holidays to Australia & New Zealand, I jumped at the opportunity of joining this specialist team.
Tue, 23/05/2017 - 17:03
Around the world trip
I had a schedule of destinations to visit around the world and a month to complete my travels,i had spoken to a few travel companies but Annette @ Travel Nation was fantastic and managed to put seven destinations together for London,Singapore,Hong Kong, Sydney,New Zealand, Honolulu, San Francisco
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:25
Singapore and Australia
I suggest what i wanted to do and Annette planned out a fantastic trip with great customer service. She has cover all aspects and needs of the holiday!
Annette has visited:
At home, probably editing my travel photos or music collection.
The Maldives - I didn't believe anywhere could top Tahiti for turquoise water and luxury overwater accommodation... I was wrong
iPad, phone, camera, credit card...and chargers!
No rucksack for me, I am strictly a suitcase gal... but I wouldn't unpack for just one night!
Melbourne - great city, amazing food and wine, and close to the beach.
Day one in Sydney for the first time, walking through the Botanic Gardens and getting my first view of the Sydney Opera House on a clear blue, sunny day.
Sydney, Waiheke Island (Auckland) and the Whitsunday Islands.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island.
Doubtless Bay, Northland, NZ - usually deserted and absolutely stunning. It's also where my sister got married, so it holds a lot of happy memories for me.
The Kimberley region of Western Australia. Despite sending lots of clients there on amazing trips and adventures cruises, it’s pretty much the last piece of Australia I’ve not seen, and it looks incredible.
My own bed.