Antonia Cochrane, Author at Designer Travel

About Me


Hello, I’m Antonia and I live in Farnham, Surrey with My husband and 2 children aged 17 and 13 years.

I have always had a passion for travel and at 17 took great
inspiration from my ‘A’ Level Geography teacher, following a comment he
made during the first lesson after a summer break. Having returned from a
6 week trip to South America someone asked him if he would return to
the same places again. He told us that ‘the world is such a vast and
interesting place that no two places were worthy of a second visit’.
(His only exception to this was China due to its size!) There is always
somewhere new and exciting to visit’.

Although I have visited a couple of destinations more than once I have
always tried to apply this philosophy to travelling and as a result have
visited some amazing places, with my favourite destinations so far being
Argentina, where we travelled to Patagonia which was simply
breathtaking, Mexico, The Maldives and Safari in Botswana.  I love
Greece and the Greek Islands too and have visited several of the islands
over the years.  We always look for a different resort or destination
so that even our family holidays are consistently a new experience for
all of us to share. I would love to visit the Far East and India, and
really want to fulfil another lifelong ambition, which is to swim with
wild dolphins!

As your personal travel consultant I am here to create the perfect holiday for you.  With my exceptional sales background I will deliver high levels of customer service, ensuring that every detail of your trip is catered for. For all your travel and holiday needs Designer Travel has something! So whether it be a luxury holiday to the Maldives, a ski holiday to Canada, a family summer holiday or a long weekend in Paris, at Designer Travel it is all about the customer. If you call me today we can start to plan your next perfect trip.

My Articles

A Journey to remember! The Blue Train
Posted On:  11/09/2015

When the taxi pulled into the forecourt at Cape Town Station for our journey to Pretoria on the Blue Train, I knew I was in for a treat! On a recent FAM trip, with one of our preferred luxury suppliers to South Africa and after a wonderful few nights in...

Hotel Aigua Blava, Costa Brava
Posted On:  01/09/2015

  As we drove towards Aigua Blava Bay, Begur, on the Costa Brava, it was clear we were going to experience something amazing.  Along the unique and stunning coastline of the Costa Brava, approximately 1hr 40mins North of Barcelona, you will find nestled in the hillside, the luxury Hotel Aigua Blava....

Paris…….Still the City of Romance!!
Posted On:  16/01/2015

Paris has always been renowned for being one of the most romantic Cities in Europe, if not the World! In light of recent events, let's not allow this to change! The wonderful aspects about Paris remain unchanged: Montmartre, Champs Elysée, Le Tour Eiffel, Le Seine, le Moulin Rouge and of...

My Testimonials

Stress Free Skiing!
Posted On:  29/04/2015

I would recommend using Antonia at Designer Travel to anyone. I was finding the process of arranging a group skiing holiday very stressful, but once Antonia was involved it changed from being a chore to a pleasure. She took note of our requirements and pointed out things we hadn't even considered, and then...

Cuba – 2 nights Havana/5 nights Varadero
Posted On:  05/09/2014

Just to let you know that we had a great time in Cuba! The hotels were perfect, weather great and travel arrangements all went really smoothly. It was our first time in a child free hotel and took some getting used to but was really relaxing and peaceful. Havana was...

Dubai, Sri Lanka and the Maldives!!
Posted On:  05/03/2014

Sorry about the delay in getting a thank you message across to you. We have been trying to adjust to the normal, cold dreary life following our wonderful holiday that you arranged for us. We would just like to say a huge thank you for the work you did to...