Travel 100 Group, Inc., A member of Tzell Travel Group
For over 30 years I have created travel for my clients all over the world. But, my passion is the South Pacific - New Zealand and Australia in particular. A certified gold Kiwi Specialist with Tourism New Zealand, I know all of the adrenaline thrills New Zealand has to offer, including breathtaking scuba diving (I am an avid scuba diver myself), zorbing down hillsides, or bungee jumping. If world-class golf or wines are what you're after, I have the contacts to get that preferred tee time, or for you to meet the vintner. New Zealand's North Island is a geo-thermal haven with many authentic insights into the indigenous Maori culture. On the beautiful South Island, you'll want to experience the dramatic and stunning landscapes from the southern alps to the glacier carved fjords of Milford or Doubtful Sound. Together, they offer amazing natural beauty that is second to none. I truly believe that to be considered an expert, one needs to focus on specific destinations and to be totally immersed in the culture, activities, lifestyle, cuisine, wildlife, natural attractions, and all that makes New Zealand so dynamic and diverse.
Australia is like a second home to me. It's filled with lifelong friends and connections, that I have made during my 47 visits. I have been a Premier Aussie Specialist with Tourism Australia since its inception. My in-country partners keep me up to date on the newest attractions and hotels, as well as, the ever-changing touring options. Being the size of the contiguous United States, it's difficult to see and explore it all in just one trip. My personal experiences allow me to share my first-hand knowledge with clients so they can make choices unique to them. My clients have the benefit of my personal in-country relationships with suppliers. A recent example would be when a plane was delayed, the tour operator took my clients back to his home where they shared some local Aussie wine, nibbles, and shared stories until they were escorted back to the airport. This allows my clients the opportunity to adapt and to interact with the locals which provides a personal experience. I work best in getting to know my clients by talking with them - rather than just email. I want to have a conversation with you so that we can ask questions and get to know one another. This allows me to get a sense of your style of travel, so we can create your personal trip. However, it will be my country's relationships and my intimate knowledge discovered on my own two feet that will make your visit to either Australia or New Zealand (or both), a memorable experience!