I can’t imagine a time when I have satisfied my desire to travel and see new places. I am passionate about travelling myself but of course there are limits to how much travel a mother of two can do, so it is truly amazing to be able to translate that passion into making my client’s holiday dreams come true. I am the person who actually does want to see your holiday photos and hear about your experience.
Whether you have your own travel bucket list, or you just want to get away and don’t care where… I want it to be perfect. Be it your honeymoon, once in a lifetime trip, annual family getaway, cruise or short break, every holiday should create stories and memories that you can share for years. I know that everyone is different, and you will have your own wish list for the perfect trip. Together we will ensure that your tailor-made holiday suits you. I’m all about the detail, the little things matter, and so my attention to detail ensures every holiday I book exceeds your expectations.
I also believe in making travel accessible for everyone, everywhere. Through expert training and having access to the best suppliers and destination management in the world, I can organise your perfect trip with considerations to the most accessible hotels, additional equipment, adapted vehicles, whatever it takes to ensure your holiday, wedding, honeymoon, business trip etc. suits your requirements.
The world is a huge place with something for everyone and I am so lucky to have visited many of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world including Las Vegas, Miami, The Florida Keys, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. I lived in Australia and so I am delighted to be a certified “Aussie Specialist” where I can use my experience of living in and travelling throughout Australia and New Zealand to create the perfect holidays for my clients.
All holidays are personal and so giving my clients exactly what they are looking for from their trip whether it is relaxation, excitement or one-of-a-kind memories is my goal. Of course, there is a downside to travel and for many, that is the hassle of research, selection, pricing, booking and not to mention the paperwork. I take this hassle away. By booking through me, you get to dream, write your wish list, relax and let me do all the hard work.
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25 October 2019
With so many new and exciting destinations always appearing on my bucket list I decided to cross a few off in one holiday this year by embarking on a Mediterranean cruise with my family. We flew to Barcelona and were met by our lovely driver at arrivals holding a sign with our name. It only took 15minutes to get from airport to port. We arrived at the port to a hassle-free check in. Once your bags are tagged you hand them over to the staff to be sent to your cabin and you are given a number to check in before...
06 November 2018
It is no surprise that Lonely planet have voted Sri Lanka the top county to visit 2019. With amazing beaches, incredible wildlife, waterfalls, tea plantations, ancient temples, the friendliest people in the world and not to forget the food! My adventure began by taking a flight with Turkish Airlines to Colombo via Istanbul and a quick stop in the Maldives. It was my first time flying with Turkish Airlines and it’s no surprise why they are an award-winning airline. Comfortable seats, good food and a great choice of inflight entertainment. NEGOMBO: When we arrived in Colombo airport, we met the...
06 November 2018
ELLA – UDAWALAWE : After breakfast we packed up and were eager to get on the road to what was probably the most anticipated trip by everyone in the group. After a brief stop at the Rawana Falls we headed for Udawalawe National Park, even though this part of the journey was long the drive it is beautiful passing through mountain areas, rice paddy fields and even the chance of spotting an Elephant along the way. Udawalawe is a national park dedicated to elephants and this is a great opportunity to see these animals in their true habitat. The Udawalawe Elephant Transfer Home is...
21 July 2018
This year we decided to have our family holiday on the beautiful Venetian Riviera. We based ourselves in the fabulous 5* Camping Union Lido which is based in a small town called Cavallino Treporti. With children aged 6 & 4 campsite style holidays really suit us and this was our first trip to Italy. Union Lido is one of the largest sites we have ever stayed at! As the site is so large we hired bikes for the kids, which made it easy to get around the campsite. This campsite has everything you can think of, 2 waterparks, an adult wellness center,...
15 July 2018
In June I got to visit Disneyland Paris with my family, all fifteen of us! We stayed at Disney's Sequoia Lodge Hotel, which is located approximately a 10 minute walk from Disney Village with great facilities including a swimming pool and the parking is also free. The main attraction for staying at a Disney Hotel is the access to the park an hour before the general public. It means you can do the busiest rides without been stuck in long queues. We travelled with Aer Lingus and we were met by private transfers at Charles de Gaulle, the transfer took approximately...
16 November 2017
Vigo is a beautiful Spanish city located in northern Spain, between Santiago & Porto in Portugal. It is a thriving city with a laid-back atmosphere. The flight from Dublin is just over 1 hour 30 minutes and transfer from the airport is approx. 20 minutes so makes it a fabulous city-break option. We spent 3 nights at the 4* Axis Hotel which is centrally located and has the most helpful staff. Our room was spacious and comfortable and had the benefit of air con. The hotel has a roof top terrace with small pool but only open in the...
21 July 2017
I have just returned from an amazing trip to Orlando. I flew direct from Dublin with Aer Lingus to Orlando. The perks of flying with Aer Lingus is you can use their self-check in Kiosks which are so quick and easy to use and then proceed to the bag drop and your all set to go. We also got to relax in style at the new 51st & Green lounge which is located after US Preclearance in Terminal 2. 51st & Green lounge is available to anyone travelling to United States. Access can be booked online for €35.00 or...
03 July 2017
Again, we were not disappointed with our family holiday to France. From the moment we got into the car our holiday began. We headed to Rosslare where we boarded the ferry to Roscoff. On the ferry there is lots to do, with a kiddie play area, cinema and entertainment. We had a 4-bed cabin. When we arrived in Roscoff we disembarked the ferry and hit the road to St Jean De Mont which is approximately 4-5hrs drive depending on stops for the kids. There are plenty of road stops where you can stop for petrol, food and some even have playgrounds...
05 May 2016
I set off with some of my fellow Travel Counsellors, on arrival we were greeted by friendly check-in staff, as we had our set sail passes completed on line before arrival they were able to complete our check-in on their IPads. Which in turn, meant it was hassle free and only took a couple of minutes. We stayed in an Ocean View balcony stateroom, I was very impressed with the layout and I loved the decor. Our beds were set up as twin beds, which can be converted into a double bed if you wish. The balcony was very spacious with...
03 September 2015
As a mother of two children, a 3 year old and 1 year old, we thought a mobile home holiday would be the best option for our first family holiday abroad, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we got into the car our holiday began. We headed to Rosslare where we boarded the ferry to Roscoff. On the ferry there is lots to do, with a kiddies play area, cinema and entertainment. We had a 4 bed cabin and they also provided a travel cot for the baby. When we arrived in Roscoff our campsite Les Mouettes in Carantec...
01 September 2015
We flew directly from Heathrow to Miami and we arrived feeling excited about what Miami held in store. Our boutique style hotel ‘The Anglers Rest’ was modern and stylish with a small swimming pool and a poolside bar which served great cocktails. The rooms were spacious and every evening when the rooms were tidied we were left with a weather forecast note for the next day which was a nice personal touch. Each morning after collecting our beach towels and water from reception we set off for the beach to enjoy the endless sunshine. The beach which seemed to go...
Sent in by Noelle Slevin
Meath, 15 October 2019
We recently booked our honeymoon with Karen and can't thank her enough for all her help. For such a special trip I knew she would guide us in the right direction and she is so knowledgeable in all areas of travel. No request was too much hassle and I would highly recommend her. Thanks again Karen!
Sent in by Yvonne Tyrrell
Meath, 11 September 2019
Karen has helped me and my fiance find the perfect getaway, where we get both luxury and value for our money. She is very professional, lovely to deal with and was very a tune to our needs and wants. She was also very quick to respond back to my emails and texts. Karen arranged everything for us so that our honeymoon would go smoothly including e.g transport. We would definitely recommend booking your honeymoon/holiday with her.
Sent in by John Fleming
Skerries, 10 May 2018
Very understanding about your needs and so helpful!
Sent in by Eleanor Canty
Youghal , 03 May 2018
Having gone through major traumatic event, this holiday is badly needed. It was last minute and Karen made everything seamless for us.
Sent in by Fiona Boylan
Meath , 16 April 2018
Karen was very professional from as soon as I dealt with her. I would be very happy to book another holiday as the service was so good. I feel I could ring Karen with any query regarding the holiday.
Sent in by Devena Morgan
Swords, 13 March 2018
Excellent to deal with, very professional and very easy to deal with. Would recommend to all my friends.
Sent in by Gillian Miller
Dublin, 23 February 2018
Really helpful knowledgeable advice. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Sent in by Karen Brennan
, 24 January 2018
Karen was amazing in helping myself and a friend plan a trip to Bali. Karen is brilliant and very knowledgeable at what she does. Nothing was too much trouble! Karen made it an enjoyable and pleasant experience planning this amazing trip for us. I will definitely be booking through Karen again in the future!
Sent in by Sandra Fleming
Skerries, Dublin, 15 January 2018
Would highly recommend Karen and all at Travel Counsellors. After spending hours trying to organise a trip away to Iceland , one phone call to Karen and it was organised in no time. From start to finish every detail covered ,and at a great price. Brilliant service. Thanks again. x
Sent in by Iveta Uzulniece
Dublin, 13 January 2018
Delighted with holiday that Karen organized for myself and my daughter. Will definitely book with Karen again and I would recommend her to everyone! Amazing person.
Sent in by Deirdre O'Reilly
Drogheda, 06 January 2018
I found Karen gave my holiday requirements the personnel touch and understood my needs. Karen was polite at all times even when I changed my mind on several occasions. If my holiday in August is as stress free then I'm happy. I would definitely recommend Karen to friends and colleagues!
Sent in by Aoife Smith
Dublin, 14 November 2017
It was so easy to talk with Karen, I rang her about a ski trip and told her all I wanted. She came back within hours with a full quote for the package, all I had to do was pay. If I hadn't got in touch I defo would have spend hours trawling the internet questioning each location checking reviews and becoming completely over whelmed by all the "deals" out there and probably settling for a night out in Dublin instead but now I am spending NYE on the slopes in Italy... Yeahieee, Thanks Karen x
Sent in by Karen Reilly
Stamullen, 07 September 2017
Karen is so helpful with helping us plan our holidays always professional with a friendly personal touch I have recommended her to many friends near and far.
Sent in by Clarie Kennedy
Carlow, 07 September 2017
Karen was wonderful! Exceptional service and excellent work ethic. Best travel agent we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We would highly recommend her and most certainly will be back yearly to her. She made booking our honeymoon such an easy stress free experience tailored to our specific needs.
Sent in by Andy Phelan
Rathcoole, 10 April 2017
We booked our honeymoon with Karen and would readily recommend her to friends and family. She is beyond professional, extremely reliable and also provides a very personal touch in her work. When she says she will ring, she rings, when she says she will do something she does it, no nonsense , just what I like. Having been messed around by another tour operator, Karen stepped in and put our minds at ease and provided us with a complete dream of a honeymoon completely pain free. We have since used Karen to book a family holiday and I am sure we will do so again in the future.
Sent in by Jacqueline Harris
Kildare, 28 March 2017
Karen you have been the best! Thank you for you patience.
Sent in by Marina Casey
Cork, 28 March 2017
I recommended Karen to my friends all the time, brillant service.
Sent in by Frances Byrne
Kildare, 28 March 2017
As we are a big group travelling, we had a lot of changes along the way. Nothing was too difficult for Karen Morgan-Murphy to sort for us. Thank you Karen.
Sent in by Susan Cronin
Enfield, Meath, 28 March 2017
Karen has been an angel to work with, always at the other end of phone no matter what hour of the day and with such a different booking with different names and nationality she was brilliant.
Sent in by Karen Reilly
Stamullen, 28 November 2016
Karen has been very efficient, kind and very professional. It has been a pleasure booking our first big holiday with her, we would recommend karen to our family and friends.
Sent in by Kelly Morgan
Naul, 24 November 2016
Karen was brilliant, she accommodated all of our needs. Nothing was too big or small for her to help us out.
Sent in by Frances Cassidy
, 07 November 2016
Fantastic service from Karen. So friendly and professional and after much toing and froing she found us our perfect honeymoon. Thank you so much.
Sent in by Susan Cronin
Meath, 18 July 2016
Karen was amazing, very helpful sorting out our holiday of a life time for a group family to go to Brisbane. An amazing girl, I feel like I know her years after all the conversations we have had. She is a great worker and we wish her all the success in the world. Thanks Karen.
Sent in by Brian Murphy
Co. Dublin, 18 March 2016
I found Karen to be very efficient and helpful in handling my request. I hope to be using her services again in the future.
Sent in by Lorraine Goss
Co. Meath, 18 March 2016
Karen could not do enough for us. She researched a few destinations and personally recommended Italy so we booked there.
Sent in by Lyndsey Trainer
Co. Dublin, 15 February 2016
My mother is a very nervous traveller and Karen came out to the house to run through options and put her mind at ease for a family wedding in Thailand that none of us wanted her to miss. Thanks so much Karen. I would highly recommend you.
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