Hi there, thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I’m Jill and I’m based in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal where I live with my husband, two children and two dogs.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I spent twenty years in the travel industry working for one of the world’s leading international hotel companies, so I’m perfectly placed to understand and meet all your travel needs. I’ve travelled extensively both for business and leisure. I’ve enjoyed everything from water bungalow experiences in the Maldives, to campervan holidays in New Zealand, city breaks to places like New York, Cape Town, Shanghai versus three days trekking the Machu Pichu trail.
So, whether your preference is a luxury trip around the Golden Triangle of India, a Kenyan Safari, an F1 experience in Monaco or family breaks to Florida, Lapland or Sharm El Sheikh, I’d like to think my personal experience can help you make the most of your precious holiday time.
My husband travels for work so I usually end up meeting him at our holiday destination, which means I’ve become somewhat of an expert on travelling solo with small children. I’ve flown to Singapore, Dubai, Florida, LA, Phuket to name but a few with my children at various ages. In fact my son’s first flight was when he was 6 weeks old! I know it can be really daunting, but a bit of forward planning makes the whole thing a breeze. These kinds of experiences are what I can help with that make my personal service unrivalled.
By choosing me as your personal travel agent you get the best of both worlds, my personal touch backed up by Travel Counsellors size and buying power means you get access to market leading rates across all aspects of travel. You can also enjoy the safety and peace of mind that comes from knowing we have a 24-hour duty office and that we are licenced and bonded with the Commission for Aviation Regulation, meaning your money is safe. I will also ensure that you have all the correct entry requirements, testing etc. and assist with all the paperwork involved in travelling during Covid. My business is based purely on referrals so I will do everything in my power to ensure you have the best experience possible.
Knowing the benefits of a well-planned trip and how time consuming it can be to plan this, I’d love if you would let me use my skills and knowledge to build something bespoke to your needs and budget whether it’s a short break, a half term holiday, or the trip of lifetime. That holiday feeling should start from our first conversation where we’ll be planning and finding that perfect fit for you and I’ll take care of you right until you walk back through your front door at home.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
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...
22 October 2021
So I’ve been to Dubai at least once every year for the last 20 years and I haven’t been to Abu Dhabi since 2001 so I convinced the family that we should give it a go for the October school holidays, and It didn’t disappoint. We flew directly with Etihad from Dublin to Abu Dhabi. It would be remiss of me to say that the entry requirements are simple – they are not but once you get your head around it, its fairly plain sailing. If this somewhere you would like to go and are not comfortable with booking,...
01 September 2021
You can imagine my excitement when I got an invitation to join NCL on their ship EPIC on its inaugural cruise from Barcelona to Sardinia and back. The main objective was to test their Covid-19 protocols and I have to say they did a fantastic job We flew from Belfast to Barcelona the day before to avoid a very early start. The airport was easy to manage and the flight wasn’t busy. Easy journey with my Covid Cert and my Spanish Health form completed. I had everything uploaded onto the MyTC app which makes life much more efficient....
17 October 2020
A week in Paphos (during a pandemic) We were extremely lucky and managed to squeeze in a week long holiday in between lockdowns during half term in October 2020. We chose Cyprus out of necessity to be honest because it was the only place with low enough Covid numbers that we could travel to with a negative PCR test. Cyprus hadn’t really been on my radar but we loved it and would be delighted to go back again. PCR test: We had ours done by Epistem in Manchester. You buy the test kit in advance, they send it to you and you do...
18 September 2020
Country music is my guilty pleasure and I grew up listening to the likes of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers so when it came to organising my 40th birthday road trip….Nashville was the obvious choice. We flew to Atlanta as it was a direct flight. We picked up a car and spent the night at an airport hotel. Then began our first day travelling, it was a 400 mile trip which sounds daunting at first but its highway all the way and we planned a few stops including a fantastic outlet mall approx. half way through....
18 December 2018
A trip to visit the ‘Man in the Red Suit’ is on many family bucket lists. We loved it so much we did it twice! Once in 2015 when the children were 4 & 6 and in 2018 when they were 7 & 9. Both times were absolutely magical. There are packages to suit most needs, day trips or 2/3/4 night trips available. Holidays go on sale about 18 months before so this is a holiday that you need to book in advance to secure your preferred dates. The magic starts the minute you board the plane, everyone is in the Christmas...
07 October 2017
A little bit about the Maldives: Maldives is a series of tiny Islands sprawled across 90,000 Km2 of the Indian Ocean South West off the coast of Sri Lanka. There are over 1200 islands but only 200 are inhabited by locals and 80 of them belong to luxury resorts. No one island is longer than 8km and the average size is 1-2km When is the best time to visit: The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season, which is November to April. There is very little rain and the weather is warm however that is when the Maldives...
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Contact me on 0749158844