Welcome to my Travel Journal

This is where I share my travel tips, experiences, news and day to day office life. Take a look and let me know if anything catches your eye.

Good to be back! #weekendaway ...

Looking forward to an indulgent 'Bamford Bath' thanks to these lovely treats from @belmond 🛀🧖‍♀️ ...

Keeping everything crossed that Spain won't moved to this crazy 'Amber Plus' list next week so my fully vaccinated clients / friends can enjoy a week at the Fenicia Prestige Suites in Santa Eulalia without having to quarantine on their return 🤞🤞🤞 ...

Delighted to have snapped up a beautiful sea view room with balcony due to a lucky cancellation, at Old Government House in Guernsey for a couple looking to escape for a few days next month.

The Old Government House is a luxury 5-star boutique hotel in St Peter Port and is the only true 5 star hotel on the island.

Its central location, spa, outdoor heated pool, fine dining and renowned 'Curry Room' Restaurant, elegant cocktails (I have tried them!) and afternoon teas make for the perfect mini break.

I just know they are going to have THE best time!
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When my client's Jet2 flights to Halkadiki were cancelled at short notice, we had to act fast to find somewhere else for him to take his 3 daughters to celebrate his twins' 18th Birthday.

Hard Rock Ibiza is very different to IKOS Olivia in Halkadiki which we originally chose but with limited availability of beachfront hotels, he decided to 'go for it'.

I always try to check in with clients as soon as they've arrived, now more than ever, and I was so relieved to get the following reply;

'Hi Emma - yes everything went very smoothly as always. I have taken all the credit again but the girls know you have organised it. Hotel perfect for us - lovely pool, beach and great beach restaurant with DJ 😎😎🌞🌞'.

They ended up upgrading to 2 Rock Suites which were more spacious and quieter than the Gold Studio Suites booked but have had a fabulous week and have had their PCR tests and completed their Passenger Locator Form ready to fly home tomorrow.

Travelling is different right now but so worth the extra effort and I'm here to help when you are ready.

#hrhibiza
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These two are so sweet together - friends since pups 🐶 🐶 ...

Perfect Saturday - weekend papers and one of my famous Bloody Marys 🍹🍹🍹 ...

Sadly this is not my view today but my lovely friend @kateevansstyle has just landed in Corfu and doesn't it look dreamy.

Follow and check out Kate's stories on her experience travelling from Heathrow yesterday - sounded pretty breezy 😊

They'll be hopping on a boat and sailing round the Greek Islands including Paxos after a few days in Corfu so if you're looking for some travel inspo and escapism, Kate is your new Insta friend to follow - she's also an amazing image consultant and life coach!
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Definitely an emotional rollercoaster but loved watching @england play in the semi last Wednesday and final last night @chesterbhcc - such a great atmosphere, great young team and so close.

Really sad to see the racism against @marcusrashford @sanchooo10 & @bukayosaka87 today. 3 talented young guys giving their all for England. Just no need 😥
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Another day, another lake, this time with this cheeky little chap. ...

Latest travel GREEN LIST just announced.

Passengers travelling back from the following destinations will not be required to isolate on return, effective from 4am on 30 June;

✅Madeira
✅Malta
✅Balearic Islands
✅Anguilla
✅Antigua & Barbuda
✅Barbados
✅British Virgin Islands
✅Cayman Islands
✅Dominica
✅Grenada
✅Montserrat
✅Turks & Caicos Islands

Get in touch for availability and travel guidance - those beaches are calling 🏖
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Thank you to all of my fabulous travel professional friends who have turned out at Westminster to #speakupfortravel today 💙

Let’s build on the great progress of the vaccination rollout and safely open up travel this summer @borisjohnson.

Jobs and livelihoods depend on it.
People are desperate to see friends & family overseas, make business connections & have a break while supporting overseas economies too.

#traveldayofaction
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Some last minute availability at two stunning adjacent (6 & 8 bedroom) houses opposite the White Eagle Pub and short walk to beach in Rhoscolyn, Anglesey;

Cil y Gwynt (sleeps 16) - up to 7 nights available between 2nd - 9th July 2021
2 Nights - (Fri-Sun)
5 Nights - (Sun-Fri)
7 Nights - (Fri-Fri)

Llain y Brenin (sleeps 12) - up to 5 nights available between 4th - 9th July 2021
5 Nights

Rates on enquiry.

I can help with booking but see @littlefishescapes & www.littlefishanglesey.com for full details and images.
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Happy Father's Day @mackleyt

Sorry I was out last night and for breakfast and card was a bit late 🙈

Treat dinner incoming tonight 😋

#bestdad
#patienceofasaint
#fathersday
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What a beautiful evening. Cheers 🍹 ...

Thank you for a delicious lunch in your beautiful home @annabeljanegriffin @lepetitmondeltd

Can't wait to start booking your gorgeous hotels for all of my clients who are keen to getaway as soon as travel opens up.

#englishcountrygarden
#tarporley
#lepetitmonde
#travelagents
#ladieswholunch
#alfrescolunch
#lunchalfresco
#saladdays
#healthylunch
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Really missing amazing hotel breakfasts from my travels but thanks to our @vonshef_uk waffle maker, these beauties are a doddle 👌 ...

Summer ready for tonight's opening of @izakayalounge Chester thanks to fabulous hands and feet by @jadorenaillounge Hoole.

Bargain mock crock sandals from @homebargains - so comfy but will brave heels tonight 😬
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The Caribbean has always been popular for winter sun and it's one of my favourite destinations - you can't beat a cold beer on the beach with a bit of background reggae!

It's great to see clients looking forward and booking great hotels like @curtain_bluff for later this year.

This luxury, all inclusive property boats two beaches, action packed activities from tennis to water sports, state of the art spa and gym, outstanding dining including one of the best wine cellars in the Caribbean PLUS all rooms have stunning sea views.
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The fate of our summer holidays is still unknown until the next government update later this month.

I have been in touch with everyone due to travel in July and August to discuss options and delay balances where possible.

Some people are still keen to travel to Amber destinations if they can quarantine on return but for others it's just not practical, in which case we can amend or cancel.

I won't be taking any new bookings for July and August until we have a definite Green light but many people are still booking with low deposits and flexible terms for later this year and next. Let's face it, we all need something to look forward to!

One lucky couple hope to be jetting off to the fabulous all inclusive lifestyle resort, IKOS Dassia Corfu in September.

Let's hope things are looking better by then 🙏
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On a more positive note than my last post, plenty of people are getting dreamy holidays booked in for later this year with low deposits and flexible terms, including a fab couple headed for @kanuhuramaldives in November 😊 ...

Catching the last of the sun with a large G&T and @condenasttraveller before kids go back and getting work head back on to handle the inevitable holiday changes and cancellations following the recent blow to summer travel 😭 ...