Life to me has always been about gaining as much experience in as I possibly can. It started in earnest when I was deciding what to study in college - I hoped a grounding in hospitality would be my gateway to find work around the world and that that could feed my travel bug. I got lucky and it did just that. I started by exploring Greece for a couple of weeks and ended up staying for a couple of months. Experiencing the best of what Greece had to offer from Souvlaki in the local Taverna to Thalasso spas in 5-star hotel, luxury, relaxation, with a smattering of hidden gems. That experience has stayed with me and encouraged my love of travel.
I’ve been lucky to be able to continue my travels – from fine dining atop Bangkok’s skyline at The Banyan Tree, and sipping ‘Singapore Slings’ in Raffles in Singapore to exploring beautiful New Zealand in a campervan and back closer to home from Paris to the Lakes of Killarney. When I travel I like to feel like a visiting local, to know I have an insight and gain knowledge about the best of what the location has to offer.
Since 1998, I've learned the delight is in the detail - from my time as a wedding coordinator making sure every detail of a couple’s perfect day was delivered on, to ensuring a platinum corporate service as Business Development Manager for a global hospitality enterprise. I've travelled the world solo, had some pre-honeymoons, a real honeymoon, some phenomenal newly married trips and now I'm deep in family holiday land - immediate and extended!
“Precious time, well spent” - that's my motto for my family and I and my ethos for my clients.
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...
10 October 2019
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit 4 properties in the Martinhal group on a recent trip to Portugal. The Martinhal resorts have a fabulous reputation for designing resorts with families in mind. They offer families a luxury holiday experience with high-class family-friendly accommodation, restaurants, bars, kids and leisure services that put families first. Martinhal Sagres The first property we visited was the Martinhal Sagres. We flew on a morning flight with Aer Lingus and were picked up by a lovely driver and car that whisked us to Martinhal Sagres. Upon arrival the whole set up has a...
04 December 2018
Casares, Spain - Girls Trip Last May I went on a fabulous girls weekend to Spain. We stayed in an amazing resort called The Finca Cortesin. Its a 5 star resort located just 40 minutes from Malaga airport. We had a 3 bedroom villa with a private pool. The weather was quite overcast one of the days so we booked into the Spa and had the most relaxing couple of hours in the indoor heated swimming pool and treatment suites, until we had to get ready for dinner in one of several restaurants in the main hotel....
Sent in by Margaret Taylor
Leitrim, 29 February 2020
Excellent efficient service provided by Karen, always welcoming and eager to be of assistance.
Sent in by Deirdre Gallagher
Dublin, 11 February 2020
Karen is friendly, polite and so helpful - always available and happy to address any questions. Her responses are always prompt and nothing is too much trouble.
Sent in by Joanna Bayle
Dublin, 11 February 2020
Karen was extremely helpful and quick to respond to my queries.
Sent in by Laura Farrelly
Dublin, 06 February 2020
Excellent service provided, Karen was extremely helpful and responsive and made what can be a stressful experience an absolute pleasure! I would recommend to friends, family and colleagues!
Sent in by Alison O'Brien
Dublin, 19 November 2019
As a family, this was a super recommendation. Karen knew exactly what we'd want! We all had a great time and many memories were made. I look forward to booking our next trip with Karen.
Sent in by Lisa Corcoran
Cork, 19 November 2019
We had a great time on the trip Karen booked for us. Chicago is a beautiful city with an amazing skyline. Beautiful time to visit with all the Autumnal colours. Accommodation was great, super location only one minute from Michigan Avenue, there was even a free breakfast every morning which was a nice surprise! Inflight service with Aer Lingus was excellent. We saw all the sights and did all the tours, so we made the most of the trip! Thanks again for all your help, you made it all very easy and everything ran very smoothly.
Sent in by Niamh Brady
Dublin, 19 November 2019
Thank you so much for organising our girls’ trip to Tenerife. The hotel was amazing and the whole trip from flights, transfers and hotel were beyond expectations. Your service was exactly what our large group needed to coordinate all our needs. I would definitely recommend you and the destination to anyone and hopefully our group again in the not so distant future!
Sent in by Ann-Marie Gargan
Dublin, 30 October 2019
Karen was very helpful and communicated with us all the time.
Sent in by Siobhan O'Connor
Dublin, 16 October 2019
A fast, very efficient and friendly service from Karen!
Sent in by Niamh O'Connor
Dublin, 06 June 2019
Karen has been amazingly helpful. She has researched and advised on flights and hotels that are outside the norm and has always returned with a suggestion within a very short time frame. Karen seems to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is enormously helpful to me as a client. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough
Sent in by Adriana Fitzpatrick
Dublin, 08 May 2019
Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend her service to anyone. There was no stress and all details of my holiday were organised in no time to surprise my husband for his birthday. I look forward to booking many more holidays with Karen in the future.
Sent in by Alison O'Brien
Dublin, 10 April 2019
Karen listened to my wish list and came up with a perfect solution. I can't wait for my holiday and to book again with her.
Sent in by Rena Ruane
Dublin, 14 March 2019
Karen has been fantastic to deal with, very understanding of what the customer is looking for and continues to search until it's just right. I would highly recommend Karen and have recommended her to many people. Looking forward to working with her again.
Sent in by Rebecca Lenagh
Dublin, 05 March 2019
Karen was a brilliant help for finding exactly what I wanted for my dream holiday. She was able to secure me the hotels I wanted and for better rates than any other travel agent could offer. Highly recommend.
Sent in by Margaret Carrigan
Dublin, 07 February 2019
My family of 9 were looking to book a first time holiday to the US. Karen was great and answered our many many questions and got us a perfect holiday package to suit all our needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen and her team to anyone looking to book their perfect holiday. Thank you again from the entire Carrigan Family! Roll on Florida.
Sent in by Alison Murphy
Dublin, 29 January 2019
Karen was a pleasure to deal with, she took everything into consideration and made it work for us. Flights, hotels, car rental, park tickets and in our budget. 10 out of 10. I will be using her again.
Sent in by Aoife Mulhair
Dublin, 04 December 2018
Have already recommended Karen to a friend! Made planning our honeymoon so quick and easy!
Sent in by Kunal Gill
Dublin, 29 November 2018
Superbly handled by Karen all the way, great service!
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