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Hello to You


🌎 Are you someone that loves to travel?

✈️ Love a travel bargain and discovering new places?

🛏️ Hotel rather than hostel?

💳 Mid range rather than really budget?

👍 Travelling without kids?

🐕 Dog Lover? (Not necessarily affecting travel but just means you are extra lovely!)

Well great news – you are in just the right place!

Meet The Professional Traveller Team

Working hard to sniff out the best deals and bargains

MELANIE

Professional Traveller

Very much like a dachshund myself. Determined to hunt out a bargain and sniff out great deals. Not great at being told what to do either!

LOTTY

Expert Sleeper

As the oldest member of the team (in doggy years) Lotty gets to sleep a lot. She can’t see very much now, or hear very well but she still makes her views known.

CHRISTY

Treat Demon

Able to sniff out a gravy bone or a treat in the local area, Christy loves her food. Every meal time she barks with excitement – similar to her owner?!

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets

Oscar wilde

Professional Traveller Testimonials

From My Work As A Coach Holiday Tour Manager

Why I Am A Professional Traveller

Travelled professionally for over 30 years – for work related purposes

Over 25 years spent working as a Tour Manager taking coach holidays overseas

Solo female traveller

Hunt down bargains like a dachshund!

Professional Traveller Latest Blog Articles

Dog Friendly Cottages Inverness – Fab Stays With Furry Friends

Spread the love Looking for dog friendly cottages Inverness? Great – then this post is for you! I’ve handpicked a selection of houses, cottages and apartments around the Inverness area whi…

Lodges with Hot Tubs Inverness – Bubbly Blissful Super Stays

Spread the love Well you are in the right place! In this article you will find some great lodges with hot tubs in and around Inverness. Inverness is a great base for a stay in the Highlands, giving yo…

Holiday Cottages Inverness – Fab Stays In the Heart of the City

Spread the loveAre you looking for holiday cottages Inverness? Cottages close to the action? Great then this is just the right place for you Check out this guide to holiday cottages Inverness, includi…

Hilton Aberdeen Teca – Airport and City Hotel

Spread the loveLooking for a real guest review of the Hilton Aberdeen Teca? Check out this review, including a video tour of a bedroom, from a 1 night stay in July 2021 Included in the review are deta…

7 Year Long Travel Insurance Golden Rules For Peace of Mind

Spread the loveYear long travel insurance is a must for anyone travelling regularly. Having travelled professionally for over 30 years and taken many groups overseas in my role as a coach holiday Tour…

Green List Travel 2021 – What You Really Need to Know

Spread the love Want to know more about green list travel 2021 options? Want to understand more about travel during Covid19? Want to learn what things to consider before booking your travel? Well that…

Duncansby Stacks Walk – Fab Views & Stacks of Seabirds

Spread the love Looking to visit Duncansby Stacks? Want to know how to reach it and what is there? Great. Then check out my review of summer 2021 visit to Duncansby Stacks including pictures and a vid…

Lonsdale House Bowness – A Quirky, Fun & Great Stay

Spread the loveAre you looking for somewhere to stay in Bowness on Windemere? If so check out this review of Lonsdale House Bowness, a great hotel located just at the top of the main street in Bowness…

Great Wick Self Catering Property – On NC500

Spread the love Looking for a Wick Self Catering Property? Looking to stay in Wick? Looking for a self catering property? Why not consider this great 2 double bedroomed apartment with free parking, fu…

Fabulous Forres Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Spread the love Looking for a Forres self catering holiday cottage? Dog friendly? Rural countryside location? Easy access to Forres? Surrounded by wildlife with walks on the doorstep? Great! Then chec…

Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab With Amazing Location

Spread the love Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – 4 Night Stay We chose the Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira because we liked the location – right on the beach with easy access into Albufeira itself. G…

Vidamar Resort Algarve – Fantastic Resort Hotel

Spread the love Vidamar Resort Algarve I stayed at the Vidamar Resort Algarve with a holiday group that I was taking on a trip through Portugal. I was the group Tour Manager and this was the firs…

Vilamoura Holiday – 2 Great Hotels & Things To Do

Spread the loveA Vilamoura holiday is a great idea – it’s a quieter resort than it’s nearby neighbour Albufeira with a little more greenery and space around it. It’s a great ba…

Village Hotel, Solihull – Video Guide To Room

Spread the loveI chose to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull for 3 nights because I was on a leisure trip and I wanted to stay somewhere where I could easily get to and from Birmingham Airport. My fli…

Ibis Birmingham New Street – What It’s Like & Nearby

Spread the loveAre you looking for a hotel within easy access of Birmingham New Street station? Are you looking for a city centre hotel with parking nearby? Want to be close to the Birmingham Hippodro…

Professional Traveller Resources to Help You Travel Cheap!

Travel Cheap – Hotels

Cheap hotels booking tips to help stretch your travel budget to the max

Free Cheap Hotels Ebook with everything you need to know and guided step by step search

Travel Cheap – Flights

How to find cheap flights to anywhere deals to help your budget go further

Discover 6 fab flight hacks to help you find new destinations and cheap flight routes

Airport Lounges

Find the cheapest airport lounge access based on your travel patterns

Easily find which airport lounge pass scheme suits your needs by comparing side by side

Professional Traveller Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks

Travel sickness hacks to help if you suffer

7 Mobile Phone Hacks to help when travelling

Cool plane seat flight hack to make you look like a professional traveller

9 Tried and Tested Easy Packing Hacks

Fear of flying help if your nerves are a problem

12 happy travel hacks to leave a trail of smiles

Professional Traveller Travel Hacks Blog Articles

10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip

Spread the loveI have learned a few coach holiday hacks over my 25 year career as a Tour Manager taking holidays all over the world. This list of coach holiday hacks is made up of things that I have l…

12 Happy Travel Hacks To Leave a Trail of Beautiful Smiles

Spread the loveDo you like to enjoy happy travel? Do you want to leave a little trail of smiles wherever you go and spread a bit of love and positivity? Then check out this list of happy travel hacks!…

6 Fab Flight Hacks for Cheap Deals To Great Places

Spread the loveFab Flight Hacks for Finding Bargains OK so I may have mentioned once or twice already that I love a travel bargain because it helps make my budget go further. Getting a great flight de…

Easyjet Baggage Changes – Feb 2021 All You Need to Know

Spread the loveEasyjet baggage rules are changing from February 10th 2021. Here is everything you need to know to help you avoid luggage fees. Easyjet Baggage Changes – What’s Happening? F…

9 Tried and Tested Easy Packing Hacks

Spread the loveAre you looking for some packing hacks to help you travel with just what you need? I’ve been travelling professionally for 30 years, I’ve learned lots about packing – …

10 Reasons Why I Love Gatwick Airport

Spread the loveGatwick Airport – A Familiar Favourite The Professional Traveller • Jul 03, 2020 Introduction I have travelled through Gatwick Airport a great deal of times and despite the huge a…

Impress Your Fellow Flyers with This Simple Plane Seat Flight Hack!

Spread the loveI Get Asked to Show Others This Plane Seat Flight Hack! As someone who has flown I am sure you will know remember how awkward it can be to get in and out of the plane seat, as the armre…

Travel Sickness Hacks – To Help You Travel More Comfortably

Spread the loveTips from a Lifelong Travel Sickness Sufferer I get travel sick, which might seem odd given I have spent 30 years of my life getting paid to travel. Infact I get the full house when it …

Fear of Flying Help – 10 Things To Reduce Your Anxiety

Spread the love 10 Things To Help You If You Are A Nervous Flyer (Like Me) Fear of flying help is here! I know how awful it can be and how it takes over and overshadows an upcoming trip. I’ve su…

Professional Traveller Travel Essentials

Travel Essentials

Travel essentials – tried and tested during over 30 years of professional travelling

The Best Earplugs for Sleeping when travelling

Check out my Top 10 Travel Essentials to get started!

Professional Traveller Travel Essentials Blog Articles

7 Year Long Travel Insurance Golden Rules For Peace of Mind

Spread the loveYear long travel insurance is a must for anyone travelling regularly. Having travelled professionally for over 30 years and taken many groups overseas in my role as a coach holiday Tour…

Green List Travel 2021 – What You Really Need to Know

Spread the love Want to know more about green list travel 2021 options? Want to understand more about travel during Covid19? Want to learn what things to consider before booking your travel? Well that…

7 Mobile Phone Travel Hacks To Help Save You Time & Money

Spread the loveMobile Phone Hacks by The Professional Traveller I can barely remember travelling without a mobile phone, having had one now for so many years. Thankfully the bills are substantially lo…

Airport Lounge Pass – Membership vs Pay as You Go

Spread the loveThe Professional Traveller • Jul 27, 2020 Airport Lounge Pass – Membership Schemes If you are looking at whether you should buy an airport lounge pass you are in the right place. …

Travel Earplugs – An Absolute Travel Essential

Spread the love Travel Earplugs – Don’t Go Anywhere Without Them! Having a good nights sleep is essential when you are travelling for work, because without a good night’s sleep you c…

Cheap Airport Lounges – Find The Cheapest Rate For You

Spread the loveFind Cheap Airport Lounges Based On Your Travel Needs Looking For Cheap Airport Lounges? Take the quick quiz above to find out the cheapest way for you to gain access to an airport loun…

Professional Traveller Travel Inspiration Articles

Dog Friendly Cottages Inverness – Fab Stays With Furry Friends

Spread the love Looking for dog friendly cottages Inverness? Great – then this post is for you! I’ve handpicked a selection of houses, cottages and apartments around the Inverness area whi…

Lodges with Hot Tubs Inverness – Bubbly Blissful Super Stays

Spread the love Well you are in the right place! In this article you will find some great lodges with hot tubs in and around Inverness. Inverness is a great base for a stay in the Highlands, giving yo…

Holiday Cottages Inverness – Fab Stays In the Heart of the City

Spread the loveAre you looking for holiday cottages Inverness? Cottages close to the action? Great then this is just the right place for you Check out this guide to holiday cottages Inverness, includi…

Green List Travel 2021 – What You Really Need to Know

Spread the love Want to know more about green list travel 2021 options? Want to understand more about travel during Covid19? Want to learn what things to consider before booking your travel? Well that…

Duncansby Stacks Walk – Fab Views & Stacks of Seabirds

Spread the love Looking to visit Duncansby Stacks? Want to know how to reach it and what is there? Great. Then check out my review of summer 2021 visit to Duncansby Stacks including pictures and a vid…

Fabulous Forres Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Spread the love Looking for a Forres self catering holiday cottage? Dog friendly? Rural countryside location? Easy access to Forres? Surrounded by wildlife with walks on the doorstep? Great! Then chec…

Vidamar Resort Algarve – Fantastic Resort Hotel

Spread the love Vidamar Resort Algarve I stayed at the Vidamar Resort Algarve with a holiday group that I was taking on a trip through Portugal. I was the group Tour Manager and this was the firs…

Vilamoura Holiday – 2 Great Hotels & Things To Do

Spread the loveA Vilamoura holiday is a great idea – it’s a quieter resort than it’s nearby neighbour Albufeira with a little more greenery and space around it. It’s a great ba…

10 Important Things To Know Before Visiting the Highlands

Spread the loveAre you planning visiting the Highlands? If so, great, and great choice by the way. I’ve been lucky enough to live in the Highlands of Scotland for coming up on 20 years and I sti…

Self Drive Loch Ness Tour – Fab Views and Cute Cafes

Spread the loveThinking of visiting Loch Ness? Why not drive the complete way round it on this circular easy one day tour? Most people have heard of Loch Ness. It’s one of the most visited place…

Getting to The Highlands – By Plane, Train or Automobile!

Spread the loveIn this article I am going to share the different ways of getting to the Highlands, via planes, trains and automobiles (great film if you haven’t seen it!). Of course Covid19 chan…

Australia Tours – 4 Top Tours Compared Side by Side

Spread the loveAre you looking for Australia Tours? Considering the trip of a lifetime to this wonderful country? Great! Then I have something that might help finding your perfect tour a little easier…

Travel InspirationScottish Highlands

Travel Inspiration – Europe

Travel Inspiration – Scotland

Newton Stewart – Pretty town on the River Cree

Travel Inspiration – England

Travel Inspiration Videos

Coach Holiday Expert

Using my +25 year experience of coach holidays to help you find your perfect trip

The Top 4 Coach Holiday Myths Busted!

Spread the loveCoach holidays are a great way to travel – I should know as I have spent 25 years taking groups on coach holidays all over the world, everywhere from the Azores to Australia, the Rhine …

What a Coach Holiday Tour Manager Really Does – It’s Alot!

Spread the love The role of a coach holiday tour manager is mainly hidden from guests, because much of what they do goes on behind the scenes. Having been a coach holiday tour manager for a few differ…

Highland Coach Holiday – A Great Way to Discover the Highlands

Spread the loveLooking for a Highland coach holiday? One which is based in Inverness with trips out? A Highland coach holiday which you can join by plane, train or drive yourself? Great – becaus…

Coach Holiday Trends – Exciting Changes For the Future

Spread the loveI’ve spent over 25 years working as a coach holiday Tour Manager, taking coach holidays all over the world. It’s a great way to travel and it’s an industry that is alw…

10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip

Spread the loveI have learned a few coach holiday hacks over my 25 year career as a Tour Manager taking holidays all over the world. This list of coach holiday hacks is made up of things that I have l…

Coach Holiday Company Differences – 4 Things To Consider Before Booking

Spread the loveIn a recent online discussion I was reminded that coach holidays are not all the same, and how very true that is. Coach holiday company differences include types of coach holidays offer…

Coach Holiday Expert Videos

Hotel Reviewer

Over 30 years staying in hotels, making me an expert guest!

Hilton Aberdeen Teca – Airport and City Hotel

Spread the loveLooking for a real guest review of the Hilton Aberdeen Teca? Check out this review, including a video tour of a bedroom, from a 1 night stay in July 2021 Included in the review are deta…

Green List Travel 2021 – What You Really Need to Know

Spread the love Want to know more about green list travel 2021 options? Want to understand more about travel during Covid19? Want to learn what things to consider before booking your travel? Well that…

Lonsdale House Bowness – A Quirky, Fun & Great Stay

Spread the loveAre you looking for somewhere to stay in Bowness on Windemere? If so check out this review of Lonsdale House Bowness, a great hotel located just at the top of the main street in Bowness…

Great Wick Self Catering Property – On NC500

Spread the love Looking for a Wick Self Catering Property? Looking to stay in Wick? Looking for a self catering property? Why not consider this great 2 double bedroomed apartment with free parking, fu…

Fabulous Forres Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Spread the love Looking for a Forres self catering holiday cottage? Dog friendly? Rural countryside location? Easy access to Forres? Surrounded by wildlife with walks on the doorstep? Great! Then chec…

Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – Fab With Amazing Location

Spread the love Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira – 4 Night Stay We chose the Hotel Sol E Mar Albufeira because we liked the location – right on the beach with easy access into Albufeira itself. G…

Vidamar Resort Algarve – Fantastic Resort Hotel

Spread the love Vidamar Resort Algarve I stayed at the Vidamar Resort Algarve with a holiday group that I was taking on a trip through Portugal. I was the group Tour Manager and this was the firs…

Vilamoura Holiday – 2 Great Hotels & Things To Do

Spread the loveA Vilamoura holiday is a great idea – it’s a quieter resort than it’s nearby neighbour Albufeira with a little more greenery and space around it. It’s a great ba…

Village Hotel, Solihull – Video Guide To Room

Spread the loveI chose to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull for 3 nights because I was on a leisure trip and I wanted to stay somewhere where I could easily get to and from Birmingham Airport. My fli…

Hotel Reviewer Videos

It’s better to travel well than to arrive

Buddha

Do not dare, not to dare

C S Lewis