I am Brighton born and bred (apparently quite a rare breed!) I started at Travel Nation in 2017 after working for another travel company for 4.5 years. I love travelling, food and festivals so I am a much happier person in summer than winter!
I lived in Queenstown, New Zealand for over 2 years where I perfected the art of snowboarding!
I never went to university; I got straight on a plane after college and went travelling to Australia where I ended up in Port Douglas teaching scuba diving for Quiksilver.
I spent 4.5 years working for Flight Centre in both the Hove and Brighton branches where I organised all type of trips including business travel
luke and sylvia
Mon, 16/07/2018 - 20:49
Two weeks to go
We booked a rather varied trip to hong kong , china and bali including excursions and I can not fault the help we got from Charlie maybank who kept in contact from day one and in the end got us a better holiday than we had budgeted for and envisaged. thanks charlie
Tue, 24/04/2018 - 18:28
Custom made travel itinerary worked well
Chose Travelnation after sounding out 3 internet based travel agents, our advisor seemed to grasp our eclectic itinerary better than the others and put together a good plan for our travels, including making adjustments cheerfully when requested.
Charlie has visited:
Eating! My favourite pastime is going out to dinner – preferably sushi
The Libertines or Arctic Monkeys – it’s too close to call!
On a sandy beach somewhere with a frozen daiquiri.
New Zealand. I ran out of money in Thailand and needed a job so I got to New Zealand originally planning on staying for 6 months. 2.5 years later I came home.
Speakers, camera, mosquito spray, bikini, passport.
I plan on living out of a rucksack but within minutes, the contents are usually emptied onto the floor.
I got dropped off at Sydney coach station by my dad at 18 years old, knowing no one, to embark on the typical “East Coast Australian adventure” – travelling on my own gave me the freedom to do whatever I wanted when I wanted – I met some incredible people and saw some amazing things that I’ll never forget.
Koh Tao - Thailand, Rarotonga – Cook Islands, Bol – Croatia.
Banyan Tree – Bangkok. The views from the rooftop restaurant “Vertigo” are incredible. The club suite is totally worth the extra money as they have panoramic views over Bangkok.
Ee Island (Ee Motu) on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is untouched beauty! The water is so shallow and the sand is like flour.
One Foot Island – Cook Islands.
Sharing a room with someone who snores!
Bali, Cuba & Costa Rica are next on my list.
Maggots on Khao San Road, Bangkok.
Best – Truffle Gnocchi in Rome, Worst – Sea Urchin in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
I worked in Port Douglas in Australia teaching scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. I also worked in quite a few bars in Queenstown, New Zealand. I also owned a sandwich deli in Queenstown which I loved.
I would love to get lost in Tokyo. It looks mad and Japanese food is my favourite.
Full Moon on New Year’s Eve 2010 on Koh Phangan, Thailand along with 30,000 other people.
Festivals and a good old English Pub.