Your Travel Concierge


I love to travel, I always have. One of my earliest memories is playing ‘air hostesses’ dressed up in bits of my aunt’s BEA uniform. Eventually, I was lucky enough to get that dream job and travel the world for 24 years totally living my dream! For me travelling is about experiences and memories and I made sure to cram in as many as possible! Safaris in Africa, climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, cherry blossom time in Tokyo, and catching the Star ferry back to the lights of Hong Kong after a long day at the markets in Kowloon are just some of the times that stand out. 
Although I’m now ready to spend a bit more time at home with my family I’m nowhere near ready to leave the travel industry so when I heard about DoorsToManual I jumped at the chance to be involved with such an amazing team. As former airline crew, we have a pool of experience to draw from like no other travel agency. I know that wherever in the world you want to go to I can get the lowdown from someone who has been there and knows it well. Our combined experience helps us design the best holiday experience possible for our clients, which is my ultimate goal for my customers because I know how great a perfect holiday can leave you feeling. 

We also have the experience to iron out any problems that may occur, if ever a problem arises while you’re away or you need some advice, I’ll be there to help in any way I can. Since I work from home, my working hours are very flexible compared to a traditional travel agent, meaning I can be there for you at the times that suit you. I’m no stranger to long-haul flying, so whether it’s a Saturday night or a Monday morning, I’m more than happy and ready to help you! 

Juggling all the things involved in planning the perfect holiday by yourself can be such a pain. Finding the perfect destination, searching for the best hotels in the most ideal location, working out when to go for the nicest weather, and coordinating all the bookings so that everything runs smoothly, is a lot to manage, especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before! Let me take away the stress of holiday planning, simply tell me what you want and I’ll do the rest. 
I want every holiday you book with me to be perfect, whether it’s for a big occasion like a honeymoon or simply a quick getaway, all holidays are precious. I love sharing those hidden gems and local secrets that make a holiday that little bit more special. From quaint little streets full of antique shops to trendy new areas with all the best restaurants, from local markets to the best independent boutiques, I can help you find the unique places that fly under the radar of typical high street travel agents. I take time to learn exactly what you want from your holiday to ensure you have the best time possible. 
I’m happy to come up with some options for you with no obligation so let’s have a chat. Also, all our holidays are ATOL or ABTA protected so that’s something else you won’t need to worry about. 

Get in touch today and let’s start planning your next perfect holiday! 

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Long-haul Destinations

I'm highly experienced in flying long-haul. Whether you're interested in safaris in Africa or markets in Hong Kong, I'll be sure everything goes smoothly.

City Breaks

I can find you the best value places in even the most expensive cities. My knowledge of city destinations means I can keep you away from tourist traps.

Hidden Gems & Local Secrets

my knowledge and contacts in the travel industry mean that I can help you discover wonderful places to make your holiday extra special.


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