After spending a year travelling abroad, I started my travel career at Trailfinders where I then spent six and a half years, with the last part spent putting together bespoke touring itineraries, including Business Class. Next, I 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 I spent my summer months “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.
Six and a half years at Trailfinders with the last two years in the bespoke touring department.
I have over eight years of 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.
Mon, 09/03/2020 - 16:58
Our trip to Australia,via Dubai and Singapore
Graham,our organiser,was helpful and friendly at all times.
He gave excellent advice,but was also flexible enough to include any plans or ideas ,we wanted to include.
The standard of our accomodation was very good,and all the pick ups were prompt and efficient.
Mon, 09/03/2020 - 12:27
Probably the best holiday in my life
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Travel Nation and especially Graham Baker my excellent holiday in Singapore and Australia. During these weeks I could visit Melbourne, Sydney during Mardi Gras, Hamilton Island and Brisbane.
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, 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.
My round the world trip, alone, aged 21. It was an unforgettable year visiting USA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and China.
For me it has to be 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 two 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 two glasses with my very bad Spanish, but I had accidentally asked the barman for two 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.