After spending a year travelling abroad I started my travel career working at Trailfinders where I then spent the next 6.5 years, with the last part spent putting together bespoke touring itineraries, including Business Class. I then took a career detour into the retail industry as a senior manager, but it wasn’t long before I realised that travel is my true passion in life, so I happily joined Travel Nation in 2015.
I went to Aberystwyth University, so the summer months were spent “revising” on the beach! I also played for the Ultimate Frisbee team, so you would often find me out in the park playing Frisbee with my friends, or in one of the town's 52 pubs.
6.5 years at Trailfinders with the last 2 years in the Bespoke Touring department.
I have over 8 years experience and knowledge of Business Class product, so I can advise you on which airlines fit your perfect route and the services they can provide. Whether it’s the all-important seat, flight time or special assistance you require, I will be able to find the perfect ticket to match your requirements. I also have extensive experience putting together bespoke touring itineraries, which means I can tailor your private touring itinerary in most countries. If you have always wanted to get to the heart of a particular country or continent but want to travel in comfort or treat yourself to a luxury beach stop, I can help turn this trip into reality.
Fri, 19/10/2018 - 15:03
Graham helped us work out what it was we really wanted from a holiday.
Graham really listened to what we wanted, and helped us define it much more clearly. He worked up options for us to think about, in very good time, and we're hoping to enjoy the fruits of his labour!
Fri, 19/10/2018 - 07:32
We came back to Travel Nation again this year after Graham arranged our fabulous RTW trip last November. Once again Graham listened with never ending patience, tweaking and adjusting until he came to the most outstanding itinerary for our upcoming trip to Thailand.
Graham has visited:
Singing in my local community choir, a nice way to relax!
I can instantly recognise airport city codes on car registration plates.
Fiji. I had expected to stay only a few days as a stopover between flights, but as soon as I arrived I knew I wanted to explore the main island, and relax for a long time afterwards!
Japan. I knew they were well organised there, but you can literally time those bullet trains to the second. Extraordinary.
Thin trousers (they dry out quickly), A light waterproof jacket, Small over-the-shoulder bag for daytime exploring, cheap sunglasses and travel insurance booklet.
b) Live from my rucksack, I never unpack!
My Round the World ticket, alone, aged 21. An unforgettable year, visiting USA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and China.
For me it has to be the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I loved the sheer tacky opulence of it all, and we were quickly upgraded on arrival to a Bellagio fountains view room, which was a real highlight.
Bhutan, it’s a difficult country to get permission to enter.
Other travellers desperate to know the wi-fi password everywhere they go, rather than engaging with the people and world around them.
Deep-fried Tarantulas in Cambodia. Very nutty texture and indeed flavour!
The best thing has to be the fresh sushi in Japan, every mouthful was so delicious.
The worst thing? Well once I made the mistake of ordering a very western seemingly harmless chicken sandwich in Nepal. A very bad idea…
I worked for 2 months in Sydney cold-calling for a life insurance company (terrible), and worked at Sydney Exhibition Centre as an “odd-job” man (not so bad), before I took a course in massage in Byron Bay, and then became a massage therapist whilst travelling at the same time (much better!).
In Argentina, I tried to order a bottle of wine with 2 glasses with my very bad Spanish, but I had accidentally asked the barman for 2 kisses instead! He dutifully obliged but we were both very embarrassed…
San Francisco, great atmosphere, the biggest Chinatown outside of China and great nightlife!
The Rio Carnival, just totally unbelievable.
Yorkshire Tea! I once paid £8 for a box in Sydney as I was so desperate for it.