Flower TravelAbout Us
The Flower Travel Team
Flower Travel has been trading for over ten years and is based in Eltham, Victoria. Our ethos is to provide a personal, professional and knowledgeable service to our customers.
We have a small team of well travelled consultants. All of us have worked in the travel industry for many years so we share a wealth of knowledge and specialities.
I was born in Bristol in the UK and lived in london until my mid-thirties. My first big trip was an 8 week hitch-hiking and inter-rail trip around Europe when I was 18. I’ve been hooked on travel ever since and now I have visited all seven continents.
As the person responsible for the day to day running of the business I endeavour to ensure my genuine love of travel and interest in the world, combined with a drive to provide the best service and experience to all our customers, is reflected in all of us here at Flower Travel. I enjoy seeking out new and unusual destinations, and despite being lucky enough to sample several luxury hotels my favourite holidays have usually included a stay in less salubrious surroundings.
I was born in Melbourne and started in the travel business after my first 6 month backpacking trip around Europe in 1988. It’s funny to think back now and remember that I only went because everyone else was. However the ‘bug bit’ and I ended living in the UK for ten years and developing a love of travel and the feeling of stepping out of my world and into someone else’s’ albeit for a short time. I’ve now travelled extensively through Europe, UK, Ireland as well as the States and Canada. I have taken safari trucks around Africa and driven through Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
I have extensive experience travelling and sailing around the Kimberley, which has been my main customer focus in the past few years. I have also been to, Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. I have also travelled extensively though Egypt and touched on Turkey. This year I caught the Tsars Gold private train from Beijing to Moscow.
I was born in Melbourne (a long time ago) and have been in the travel industry for over 10 years. My late in life career change was to learn more as I started my own travels and to help others experience the fun of exploring other countries and cultures away from the usual holiday destinations.
I specialise in cruising, with extensive experience and knowledge on Princess, P & O, Cunard, Holland America, MSC cruises, Isabella II in the Galapagos, Orion & Odyssey Expeditions in the Kimberley Region of Australia.
I was born and raised in Melbourne, I studied Architecture at university before realising my true passion for travelling (and organising it) after backpacking around Europe as a student. In the early days I worked for Intrepid Travel and travelled widely in South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. After that I moved to London for a couple of years and worked for Exodus Travels which was a great experience.
While living in the UK I travelled to Scandinavia, saw more of Europe and took a big trip around the USA. Then I returned to Melbourne with my Irish boyfriend (now husband) and spent the next few years working for an adventure travel company in South Melbourne booking more upmarket style travel but still to adventurous destinations. After cramming in as much travel as possible I took a break from the industry to have a family. We moved out to leafy Eltham a few years ago and since middle of 2013 I have been with Flower Travel.
My love of travel started young and I joined the travel industry straight after completing a Tourism certificate after finishing high school. I now have 20 years experience in the industry, specialising predominantly in high end, independent travel and I enjoy putting together tailor made itineraries and constructing airfares!
My first trip to Europe was a whirlwind Contiki tour covering 7 countries in 21 days. I have since travelled many times to Europe, and other countries I have been to include Morocco, Egypt, India, Vietnam, Thailand, South Africa, USA and Canada. I grew up in Bendigo but have lived more than half my life in Melbourne now, and recently took a tree change to Eltham and very happy to have joined the team at Flower Travel in March, 2017!