Travellers at heart

All of our experts have either travelled extensively in, lived and worked in, or grown up in the destinations they sell. Our team of 34 speak 24 languages collectively, have lived or worked in 57 countries and have helped our clients discover 112 countries... so far.

Where our clients have travelled

True Specialists

We know our destinations incredibly well; our team of consultants have all travelled extensively within their specialist regions (on both annual research trips and holidays) and are perfectly placed to help you plan a holiday filled with authentic experiences, from cultural exploration to wildlife encounters and adrenaline-inducing adventures. Our expert team takes pride in their thoughtful approach to planning your holiday. We find out what might make it extra special, then sprinkle in our own special little touches (possibly even a surprise to enjoy while you're away) to help create your dream holiday.

Our travel specialists

Myanmar Specialist

What do you love most about Myanmar? 
The locals are so genuine and pleased to see people exploring their country that they make you feel incredibly welcome. I love the scenery, from the temple-filled landscape in Bagan to the mountains reflecting on Inle Lake; it is jaw-droppingly beautiful and still feels authentic. There are so many places that I have been to which feel like tourism is a well-oiled machine and I like that Myanmar is still a little rough around the edges. 

USA Specialist

Why do you love the USA so much? 
It’s big with so much on offer, but importantly the culture is not the same throughout the country. The US is more like several smaller countries tied together; the laid-back lifestyle of the west is completely different to the frenzied east coast cities; throw in conservative small towns, amazing music cities plus a huge number of national parks and America is great for exploring, especially on road trips.

Mexico Specialist

Why do you love Mexico so much?
Mexico has so much to offer to virtually every type of traveller. Bustling metropolises, a rich and varied history, powder white beaches, steamy jungles and world-famous food. As I have a Mexican wife, I would have to say that I love the people the most. They are warm and welcoming, fun and friendly and they love to show you a good time.

Portugal Specialist

What do you love most about Portugal?
I love how much diversity there is in the country. From the quaint cobbled streets of Lisbon to the beautiful beaches in the Algarve, to the expansive scenery in the Azores Islands – there is something for everyone.

When did you first visit Portugal and what was your first impression?
I first visited Portugal for my study abroad period which I did in Lisbon. My first impression was how laidback the city felt and how friendly the people were – not to mention how delicious the food was!

Botswana Specialist

When did you first visit Botswana and what was your first impression?
My first two visits to Botswana were as a child and were to visit friends who lived in Gaborone, which was just a hop across the border from South Africa, where I’m from. My first taste of a Botswana safari was 20 years ago. We visited the busier eastern side of the Chobe, but it left a mark and I couldn’t wait to head back to the more remote areas. Since that trip in 2002 I have done three further trips to the country and have visited most of the camps in the Okavango, Linyanti and Savuti.

Egypt Specialist

Why do you love Egypt so much?
Egypt is famed for having the most ancient of histories, mostly a result of its strategic geography. It is simultaneously African and Arabic; fed by the Nile and embraced by the Mediterranean and Red Sea; traditional but also youthful. Exploring the historical sites, you can listen to endless stories spanning thousands of years – or just enjoy the incredible visual feast of the temples and pyramids. And when city sights are too busy, you can snorkel or dive from the Mediterranean and Red Sea beaches. It’s a full package and so close to Europe.

South Africa Specialist

When did you first visit South Africa and what was your first impression?
One of my favourite countries in Africa is South Africa; this is where it all started for me. My first ever safari experience was the Addo Elephant Park on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and it completely blew me away, being so close to the elephants, hearing the roar of the lions at night, the wide open skies. Since then, I’ve returned to South Africa five times and enjoyed some incredible safaris in the Waterberg, Sabi Sands and the Greater Kruger.

Tanzania Specialist

Why do you love Tanzania so much?
The big open skies are endless, especially when out in the Serengeti. The sheer diversity of landscapes and wildlife is just phenomenal, the people are so friendly and proud to have you in their country and your guides love to teach you about their wildlife and their country as much as they like to enquire about where you come from. One time, my guide invited me back to his house to share a meal with his family at the end of our safari together. It was completely unplanned and it was the most amazing and humbling experience ever. They put on a spread of food, which must have been a week’s worth of their food budget, in order to welcome me and show me their home. I made sure the guide got it back in a private tip afterwards, and some!