I joined Travel Nation in 2014 after taking a few years off to raise my children. I went travelling after university and spent 14 months travelling around Australia followed by 4 months travelling around Asia. This then lead me into working in travel as I figured that I might as well work in an industry that I love and get to go on amazing holidays!
Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
Brighton and Edinburgh, where I studied Hospitality Management.
I worked for Trailfinders for 14 years, spending 6 years in their Business Class department. Having booked First and Business class passengers for many years, I've also been fortunate enough to have travelled in Business Class on various airlines. I know and understand the differences between each airline and can offer you lots of tips, I will happily advise on what each airline offers; from chauffeur car transfers, to the seat pitch and on-board service. I can tailor make trips to fit your exact requirements using my 15 years of experience in booking tailor-made trips. I've sent lots of clients on amazing holidays, so I would love to book your trip of a lifetime too!
Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:45
Grainne has been really excellent at making this a really personally organised holiday. We have been kept well informed throughout. She has been knowledgeable and informative, friendly and helpful.
Would most definitely recommend.
Mr Gr Ferguson
Tue, 28/02/2017 - 15:01
Very helpful for organising our family trip around the world
Great balance of advice and suggestions without being over-persuasive. Very helpful to have a single point of contact. Appears to be good value although I didn't exhaust other avenues.
Grainne has visited:
Running around after my two children aged 7 and 5.
Favourite film is The Castle – it cracks me up every time.
Travelling somewhere with my family and passing on the travel-bug to my kids.
Australia – I was having far too much fun.
Namibia – no two days are the same, it just blows you away. One day it’s desert, the next stunning coast, the mountains or a self-drive safari.
Sarong, a good book, my tweezers, eye mask and ear plugs.
I unpack - which really annoys my husband.
Sydney. A great outdoors lifestyle with impromptu BBQs at home or down by the beach.
Backpacking around Europe was great fun, however, when I arrived in Sydney, sat on Coogee beach I realised I could go wherever I wanted to...
Mozambique, Namibia and Brazil.
Marataba Safari Lodge, South Africa – in the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. Amazing rooms, food and safaris through endless green space under vast skies.
That’s a very tough question – probably Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia. Beautiful sunsets, a big wide beach and it's pretty much deserted. Or maybe the Maldives - idyllic beaches, turquoise waters and great diving.
Flags on rucksacks.
Borneo – I really want to see the orang-utans and also Cuba – I’d love to see it before it changes.
When I was in Nairobi I went to the carnivore restaurant and tried zebra and crocodile.
The sushi in the Maldives was the best; the worst would be refried beans in Mexico. There’s only so many days you can have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
I did lots of different jobs on a working holiday visa in Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide. Who knew selling fairground ride tickets could be so much fun!?
I haven't, but I think my kids got a bit of a shock when we first arrived in Marrakesh.
The plane back to the UK after my first RTW trip.
Family and friends.