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RESIDENT TRAVEL AGENT

Gaynor

Hi there, I’m Gaynor,

 

Mum to Seth and Girl About’s Resident Travel Agent.

 

 

Eager to create the perfect family holiday, but struggle to find the time and resources to tailor the perfect package that gives you everything you want and need? 

You may really enjoy some elements of the process, but let’s be honest, It can be really time consuming, frustrating and at times downright stressful, especially if you have to use lots of different resources and booking methods to achieve the end result. Even then, you’re probably as nervous as hell right up to the walking into your chosen hotel – who knows what or where you’ve booked to stay when all you’ve had to guide you is dozens of reviews from strangers, all of varying opionions. 

 

Here’s where I can help!  

As a Personal Travel Manager I remove the stress and unnecessary time spent trawling through the fiction and fact of TripAdvisor, I remove the risk of booking that elusive rate that may or may not exist and, I will certainly add value and benefits to your itinerary.  My job is to provide you with a truly bespoke service, ensuring that your travel logistics are planned meticulously and within budget. Nothing is left to chance, I use my insider knowledge to secure services that you simply won’t find on the high street or through an online travel provider.

 

 

Whether it’s a once in a life-time holiday, a luxury short break, an overseas celebration or an important business trip, I can support you every step of the way.

I have over 30 years of experience and strong personal connections within the industry, I know hotel brands like the back of my hand, I know how, and where I can save you money.   

I will work together with you, or your PA on a one to one basis to plan every aspect of your trip. I am here, on hand up to 24 hours a day to schedule anything you or your family could possibly need whilst you are on holiday or on the move. Think of me as your own travel manager who will get you just what you want exactly when you want it. Philanthropic excursions, cultural & historical activities, beach, boats and watersports, nature, wellbeing, medical & much more besides.

I Am Your Go To Travel Advisor When You Need To Ensure Everything Is Planned To Perfection.

 

 

10 random facts about me:

  1. I left home at 16 with the intention of travelling the World, I am slowly accomplishing it
  2. I have a fascination with all things ancient
  3. I got married in Arizona
  4. I love to live by the water
  5. I’ve spent 80% of my time travelling alone
  6. I have a tendency to call a client in their time of need-just before they reach out to me
  7. I truly understand the meaning of ” A bucket list”
  8. I am fascinated with sharks and orcas and scout out opportunities to see them when I travel
  9. I have a knack for choosing to stay in haunted hotel bedrooms
  10. I’ve been called upon to manage a hotel’s front desk in emergency situations even when travelling on vacation
  11. Sometimes when I am travelling on business I wish that I had my family by my side to share those epic moments

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Editors picks

Children's Wellbeing

Children’s Wellbeing | Kids these days – they’ve got it made – or have they?

I’m a primary school teacher and I’m a mum to a beautiful, bright and bubbly six-year-old. I witness the ups and downs of wellbeing in children every day. Every parent faces the same dilemma – how to ensure the wellbeing of our children – particularly from a mental health perspective in a world that is more pressured than ever in more ways than one.

Yorkshire Foodie tour 1

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM | He’ll love this mystery foodie tour of Leeds if he loves his grub!

It was a great way to see parts of Leeds you might otherwise miss on your daily commute. We had some delicious and varied food choices accompanied by some nice drinks along the way. I’d genuinely be so happy to get this as a Christmas present. I always imagined food tours might be a bit pretentious and maybe not the kind of thing my other half would enjoy, but this wasn’t at all. The type of food offed, as well as the beers, sampled definitely kept him happy!

christmas present ideas experiences

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM | He’ll love this immersive Crime Scene Investigation Experience in Yorkshire

Anyone who fancies themselves a bit of a sleuth. If you’re an armchair detective and work out “whodunnit” before Poirot even twiddled his moustache or love watching real crime documentaries then this CSI Experience in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is for you. Vouchers don’t have to be bought in pairs but I would say that to get the most out of the experience you’d be best off going with likeminded, crime-fighting friend.

Kelham Island Food Tour:

REVIEW | Kelham Island Food Tour in “The Shoreditch of the North” – Sheffield

If you love food and don’t know Sheffield very well then the Kelham Island Food Tour could be the one for you. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, filled with many tasty delights whilst discovering new places around the much loved industrial part of town. The first time I ventured away from my city-centre haunts was shortly after finishing uni, when we discovered the Fat Cat pub and (more importantly) £2 pints of ale. It dumbfounded us that we’d never even heard of this part of town, so finding such an amazing place to drink after four years living in Sheffield was quite a late discovery!

The Green House

REVIEW | Festive Food at The Green House in Sutton Coldfield – The Midlands

I am a pub girl through and through and a glutton for a good, hearty menu. Forever hunting out new locations to catch up with my friends or to go for lunch with the family, so was super excited to discover this little gem situated in the beautiful Sutton.

Elements Derby

REVIEW | Teddy Bears Picnic at Elements Coffee House in Derby

I had already heard good things about Elements. Despite only just celebrating their first birthday, they’ve been nominated for two awards in Marketing Derby’s food and drink awards (Best Newcomer and Best Customer Service). Thanks to their beautifully curated Instagram feed they were firmly on my Girl About radar.

So when Elements got in touch to invite us to try their teddy bear’s picnic themed children’s menu I jumped at the opportunity. I can’t tell you the last time I enjoyed a delicious lunch out with my toddler. We have loads of fun but I’d pretty much resigned myself that civilised lunches at nice places were largely a thing of the past. I was intrigued to see whether this was the answer. In the week or so before, Lily was bubbling with excitement. I remained somewhat sceptical.

The Stratford

RECOMMENDATION | The Stratford Brasserie, Stratford – East London

Thursday night a couple of weeks ago and my Dad was in town. My step-mum had gone to an ABBA event at the O2 and he didn’t really fancy getting all dressed up like a Super Trooper, so we decided to go out for a bite to eat. I’d been to The Stratford once before when it first opened in the summer and was impressed with their Stratford burger, so thought it was worth having another look.

charles worthington

REVIEW | Girls Afternoon Glamour at Charles Worthington, West London

Girls Afternoon Glamour is an experience unique to Charles Worthington, who is one of the most prestigious and renowned hairdressing names in the U.K.
Charles has won many of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, developed an award-winning portfolio of products sold worldwide, styled A-list celebrities, and collaborated with some of the best names in the fashion and beauty industry. All this whilst seamlessly remaining a family business.