I believe that life should be full of exciting travel experiences, tailored to meet your unique interests and needs. So you have decided to take a trip. Having made that decision, now imagine the benefit of having your own personal Travel Counsellor - someone who takes pride in getting to know you personally, providing you with a confidential service and taking care of all your travel requirements. Your time is precious, now you can cast aside the many hours spent trawling through the internet and travel brochures and allow me to arrange it all for you.
I would describe being a Travel Counsellor as being a “Travel Designer” who makes your dreams come alive. I use my knowledge of destinations, resorts, escorted tours, cruises, air travel and attractions to make the best arrangements for your holiday to match your budget. Everyone’s travel interests are varied, some live for museums and galleries others crave excitement and adventure. I take the time to get to know you so I can tailor-make your trip to be as individual as you are. For your convenience I am available outside normal office hours to discuss your travel plans.
Travel is my passion and over the past 30 years I have travelled the globe, initially as a solo traveller, then as a couple and more recently as a family with our three children. My travels are varied and have taken me from the exotic shores of the world’s gems such as the Maldives and Seychelles to the vibrant cities of Hong Kong and Las Vegas, from the picturesque ski slopes of the Rockies and the Alps to the fun filled family holidays spent in camper vans, cruising and thrilling adventures in theme parks!
Travel Counsellors are fully licensed and bonded. We are totally independent allowing us access to a huge range of travel providers from low cost airlines to competitive rates with world airlines, ensuring the best possible value for you.
The challenge to create the perfect holiday that matches your style, needs and budget is what keeps me enthusiastic. I see travel as an adventure, an escape from daily routines and a chance to look through a window of another culture. So as you embark on the next great journey in your life consider taking the first step in my direction. I look forward to receiving your call.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
27 June 2019
Going on a family safari will be one of the most rewarding and exciting holidays you'll ever take. Yes, there are many factors to be considered and many restrictions so getting the right advice is essential. I’m regularly asked, ‘What is the right age to take our kids on safari?’ As a general rule I would recommend from the age of 10 upwards, bear in mind game-viewing is a patient exercise so the ability to sit in a jeep for two to three hours is vital. In saying that, a gentle safari for two days in malaria-free South...
26 June 2016
Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, had been on my bucket-list forever, so I was really excited when I received an invitation to visit this Malaysian island along with a stay in Kuala Lumpur. I travelled with Malaysia Airlines in Business Class from London to Kuala Lumpur – flying time was 13 hours so having a spacious cabin and comfortable flatbed was a welcome treat. Great inflight entertainment and delicious food made it an easy journey and from Kuala Lumpur, a short one-hour flight took us on to Langkawi. An archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi is a tropical...
14 March 2016
I travelled to Singapore in February with Singapore Airlines, this fact alone I was excited about. The airline didn’t disappoint and although the journey from London was a long 12 hours, travelling with Singapore Airlines made it effortless! Good food, movies and real comfort, before we knew it we had landed in Singapore. We checked into the beautiful and well situated Pan Pacific Orchard Road and after a quick shower and indulgent breakfast we set off to explore Singapore city. Chinatown to start with, a sharp contrast to the rest of the city. It is made up of low rise...
14 March 2016
I flew to Durban via Doha on Qatar Airways in February. I was really impressed with their professional service. The planes were fantastic, very new and modern. I was delighted to get the opportunity to experience Business Class on the outbound journey! Overall, it was a super experience, food, comfort and service. On the return journey we travelled Economy, where again I found, service and comfort to be excellent. It was great to see Wi-Fi on the menu as it is so important for business travellers on a long-haul flight. We arrived in Durban greeted by grey skies and rain...
04 March 2015
Flying from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic, we had the benefit of travelling in Upper Class for the long flight to Los Angeles. With fantastic food, great entertainment, excellent service and a bed to catch some sleep, we arrived in Los Angeles feeling set to go! On the west side of Los Angeles, just north of the offbeat scene of Venice Beach and just south of the please-no-photographs exclusivity of Malibu, sits the charming beach community of Santa Monica. A town that boasts over three miles of white sandy beach, perpetually blue skies and an idyllic mountainous backdrop, Santa Monica’s beauty...
21 August 2014
Disneyland Paris, France Opened since 1992, Disneyland Paris has two theme parks. Disneyland Park, dedicated to the fairytale characters and kingdoms of Disney’s many productions and Walt Disney Studios Park, dedicated to show-business and production. It is the most visited theme park in Europe with 15 million visitors passing through its gates last year! This park won’t fail to impress both children and adults. Efteling, Netherlands Fairytales come true at Efteling, one of the world's oldest theme parks. In the World of Wonders, classic fairytales are brought to life and the nearby Adventure Realm houses thrilling rides. The Travel Realm...
21 July 2014
Family adventure holidays come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you want to search for orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo or get off the beaten track in Morocco, there are trips to suit every family. Parents with younger children generally prefer destinations with the shortest flight times, hence the popularity of the likes of Morocco, Turkey and Africa, but once the children are older, say from 8 years, parents are more likely to consider long haul trips such as Cuba or Borneo. Whatever the destination chosen, you will find that family adventure holidays are designed to balance exciting activities with the...
21 May 2014
A skip and a hop away….. Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow Surrounded by Wicklow’s rolling hills, and voted “Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2014” by the Georgina Campbell Guide, this 5* hotel provides an array of activities including complimentary resort bikes. Families will love the summer BBQs and ice cream cart on the deck! Parknasilla Resort, Sneem, Co Kerry Overlooking Kenmare Bay, Parknasilla is a beautiful resort with something for all the family. Families can choose a suite in the hotel, a 2 bed Courtyard lodge or 3 bed Woodland villa. Kids will love the new fairy...
14 April 2014
Dubai is more than a place to visit, it is a place to experience, a one of a kind destination. We flew direct from Dublin to Dubai with Emirates, in Business Class which was outstanding – fantastic food, exceptional comfort, super entertainment and faultless service. On disembarking in Dubai, I left the aircraft feeling like I had already been somewhere! We stayed at the Jebel Ali Beach and Golf resort. It’s a 40 minute drive from Dubai’s centre and the hotel is set next to the beach with acres of lush green lawns where hundreds of peacocks roam. It is...
01 March 2013
We are a mixed bag and needed to cater for myself and my husband, both skiers, Harry, age 11 - skiing since he was 4, Ava, age 8 - non skier, and Robyn age 4 -ski learner! So after much research we finally settled on Kaprun in Austria - a short transfer time, family friendly and being beside Zell am See/glacier ski option, were the main attractions for us. We flew to Salzburg, picked up our hire car and headed south for Kaprun. This was to be our fourth family ski holiday, however our first time to stay self-catering in...
22 May 2012
We have taken many ‘mobile home’ holidays in Europe - it offers great flexibility, the kids have plenty of immediate outdoor space to play, the self-catering is handy to have and for the most part we can tailor it so that we all get something out of the holiday! On this occasion we flew to Rodez, which was a 2 hour drive north of our coastal destination, Agde, France. We collected our hire car and set off, our journey taking us through the stunning scenery of the Massif Central mountain range and across the famous Millau viaduct –...
01 November 2002
Las Vegas, which ironically means ‘the meadows’ in Spanish, was everything we expected it to be and more. Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of Las Vegas with its movie-set skyline and spectacular lights. ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas is a 4 mile long road, lined with some of the world’s biggest hotels, resorts and casinos, in fact fifteen of the world's 25 largest hotels by room count are here, with a total of over 62,000 rooms! To say that these hotels are spectacular is an understatement and that makes a stroll down this illuminated...
21 June 2002
A holiday in a motorhome may not be on everyone’s ‘to do list’, however, I would recommend it to all, from singles, to couples and especially families - with your fridge and bathroom at your back what more could you need! Exploring America in a motor home is an exciting adventure - you get to be in control and spend as much or as little time in each place as you choose. It was 2002 and I was 5 months pregnant with baby number one hence, the aptly christened ‘Last Hurrah’ trip was booked. We flew Dublin...
Sent in by H Dowling
Kildare, 20 February 2020
Jeanette was very professional yet friendly in everything she did. Completely took on board all our issues and dealt with them perfectly.
Sent in by S Kavanagh
Meath, 13 February 2020
Well done Jeanette, you are in complete command of your brief.
Sent in by B Balfe
Meath, 13 February 2020
Jeanette listens to individual needs & wants. She has a great understanding and gets it right every time.
Sent in by S Gordon
Dublin, 13 February 2020
Jeanette was exceedingly helpful and was able to advise us from personal experience on what places to see in Sri Lanka.
Sent in by M Cafferkey
Mayo, 13 February 2020
Its not most likely - it is absolutely definitely! We will, no doubt about it, recommend Jeanette to others. We will be contacting Jeanette in the future for holidays ourselves - she was so patient, efficient & gave us the best advice out there! Thank you Jeanette
Sent in by M Scully
Dublin, 13 February 2020
Jeanette seems to understand the client needs by getting background details on likes and requirements and then ensuring that suggested trips meet those needs.
Sent in by Eleanor H
Kildare, 15 October 2019
Jeanette has incredible knowledge and is customer centric and efficient.
Sent in by Edel .
Mayo, 20 June 2019
This is our second year booking our holiday with Jeanette. I cannot describe how wonderful, helpful and efficient she is. Both years she took time and a lot of consideration in trying to find the holiday we were looking for. She provided us with a range of different options to meet our budget and offered really helpful advice when we were struggling to make a decision. I've recommended Jeanette to many of our family and friends, who also were extremely happy with the service she provided. I look forward to booking many holidays in the future with her.
Sent in by Kathleen Byrne
Meath, 23 April 2019
Jeanette is fantastic to deal with, this is our second trip to book with her. The first trip was exceptionally planned, we didn’t have to think about any of the logistics. On my recommendation my parents have also booked trips through Jeanette and they had a wonderful holiday too!
Sent in by Cecelia McKenna
Kildare, 23 April 2019
Excellent service. Jeanette is fantastic, talking through all the various options for holidaying with family.
Sent in by Alice Tennyson
, 12 March 2019
With other travel agents, we found the advice generic and the guidance limited. Jeanette on the other hand was incredibly knowledgeable and forthcoming with her recommendations, which is exactly what we were looking for. We felt comfortable placing our confidence in Jeanette to plan an amaxing honeymoon itinerary tailored to our needs!
Sent in by Marian Murphy
, 12 March 2019
Jeanette was a great help in organizing our honeymoon. We made several revisions of the initial plan and Jeanette guided us effortlessly through each until we had settled upon our dream honeymoon. We can’t wait to head away in August. Thanks so much!
Sent in by Lisa Halpenny
, 10 March 2019
Jeanette is an absolute dream to work with. She delivers hassle free, affordable and fantastic offers. I have booked a family holiday and a short trip with her. I will continue to do so forever!
Sent in by Lauren O' Grady
, 14 February 2019
Jeanette is a superstar. Thank you!
Sent in by Jacinta Caulfield
, 12 November 2018
Sent in by Ciara Roberts
Mayo, 22 October 2018
Jeanette was very helpful and is always willing to help and answer any questions we have!
Sent in by Eilis Tobin
Kildare, 29 September 2018
It was a really lovely and easy experience working with Jeanette, I gave her a brief on what I had in mind for a family holiday and the first place she recommended I booked. She really understood me and my needs and the budget I had. She came up trumps on what she found for us! I would highly recommend Jeanette to my family and friends.
Sent in by Karen Hartnett
Maynooth, 27 September 2018
Would definitely use Travel Counsellors again as it takes all the stress out of booking a holiday and they know exactly which resort suits the clients needs !
Sent in by Cecelia McKenna
Kildare, 20 September 2018
Jeanette was so patient and offered great advise for our family holiday.
Sent in by Heather Dowling Wade
Malahide, 28 July 2018
Jeanette has been so helpful! Every time we use her she understands our requirements 100% and it really feels like she gets us and our travel needs! So professional and just lovely to deal with.
Sent in by Philomena Byrne
Meath, 11 June 2018
Very helpful , I just told her what we wanted and everything was covered in great detail. Janette was highly recommended to us by people in UK.
Sent in by Christine Burns
Kildare, 08 June 2018
Excellent service, friendly, informational, and very professional !
Sent in by Teresa Kirwan
Canada, 04 June 2018
I was trying to book with Icelandair to return to Canada from Dublin. Three people tried to help me to book with this airline and towards the end of the booking an 'error' occurred. We could not get past it and yet there were plenty of seats available on that flight....very frustrating. Then a friend told me about Jeanette Coughlan so I called her to see if she could help. At this stage I had been trying to get this booked for two hours!! Thankfully, she managed to get through the hoops and got the booking sorted out for me. Thank you Jeanette! From now on I will definitely use travel Counsellors and Jeanette when possible. Sincerely, Teresa Kirwan...Canada.
Sent in by Irene Canty
Kildare, 01 June 2018
Jeanette made this such a seamless and hassle free process for me and I really appreciated her attention to detail, her excellent advice and extreme efficiency. I have already recommended this service to a few friends and also intend to use the service again myself. Many thanks to Jeanette.
Sent in by Karen Mallon
Meath, 01 June 2018
Jeanette is just amazing.....whether it be a plannned holiday or a crisis holiday.....Jeanette is the best to go too!
Sent in by Louise Tutty
Wicklow, 22 May 2018
Jeanette was absolutely amazing in the service I received from Travel Consellors so far, she was extremely helpful, had some great suggestions and even when I completely changed the itinerary, she was so supportive and really made this process very enjoyable from my side. I'm already counting down the days to our honeymoon!
Sent in by Aarron Langrell
Kildare, 26 April 2018
Excellent service. Jeanette was extremely helpful with all of her advice and had brilliant knowledge of the areas we had chosen to visit. We would recommend Jeanette to anyone interested in booking a trip as everything was easy going and explained in detail. We will definitely get in touch again for another trip!
Sent in by Mary Maher
Dublin, 11 April 2018
Jeanette was wonderful. Nothing was a problem and she could not have been anymore helpful. I would happily recommend her to any of my friends.
Sent in by Dara Kavanagh
Kildare, 04 April 2018
I have already recommended Jeanette to a friend looking at their honeymoon options. The responsiveness and guidance was really valuable in selecting our honeymoon.
Sent in by Alison Kelly
Kildare, 26 March 2018
Excellent, profesional, personal service with outstanding attention to detail. Nothing was ever a problem!
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 086 8096327