My passion for travel was sparked as a young child with trips to Europe to visit family. Now after 20 years involved in the travel industry, I know I have chosen the most fulfilling and rewarding career. Some of my favourite experiences include visiting an Orangutan Sanctuary in Borneo, exploring Palmyra in Syria, discovering the best of the UK and living on “island time” in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Why I Travel

I travel to experience new places, new things & new people. Not all classrooms have walls, so when traveling we are always learning something new and it is a great way to escape and experience new things.

From my first trip as a child visiting family in Switzerland and ‘Yugoslavia’ many years ago, I knew that this was what I wanted to do more of once I became an adult. Explore the world! Taste different foods, immerse myself in different cultures, experience the history & see the sights that the world has to offer. I am now passing that passion onto my children and having recently enjoyed a family holiday to the UK, I think that passion is well and truly being passed on.

What do you love that we do?

I love that we work well as a team and feel like a family. We are constantly learning from each other, from the many different places we have travelled around the world, to the different ways we can help and support our clients. Being in a support role, I like that I can support the travel designers to help our clients with their travel plans. I also like that we support some great charities like the Yatra Foundation and Women for Women in Africa, as well as being involved in and supporting our local Clifton Hill Community.

Top 10 favourite travel experiences

Jaq’s Travel Tips

  • Bring a lanyard on your cruise, it’s a lot cheaper than buying them onboard.
  • Contact the airlines before travel if you or your family have allergies, eg: Nut Allergy, some provide nut free meals.
  • Pre-arrange transfers after a long flight, your family will appreciate it

Favourite travel quote

‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.’ – Susan Sontag