About Me

Hi my name is Carol Shoesmith and I live in Keighley West Yorkshire.

My passion for travel started at the age of five whilst touring the Cote D’azur with it’s beautiful beaches and wealth of culture. I have been lucky enough to have travelled to many wonderful destinations since, including most of Europe and the Mediterranean, America, Canada and the Caribbean. During 2017 and 2018 my travels have included Mauritius, Euro camping in France, cruising the Med, luxury breaks in Mallorca and Cyprus plus a land tour in South Africa. Later this year I will be cruising the Norwegian Fjords and the Indian Ocean. I haven’t been everywhere yet but it is certainly on my list.

I continue to travel as much as possible in order to see the world and to be able to provide my customers with personal knowledge of some wonderful destinations and properties. I personally love to cruise as it gives you the luxury of elegant evenings combined with sightseeing and culture that arrive with each new port of call. Having experienced several different cruise providers first hand I am able to offer advice on the right liner for you.

I pride myself on customer service excellence having worked in 5* hotels throughout my early career and later in customer service and hr roles within a major retail chain.

As Designer Travel is an independent travel business I am able to offer you a wealth of choice. So whatever you are looking for – from a family holiday to a second honeymoon (or even a first), a weekend break or a tailor-made holiday give me a call and I will work hard to make your holiday dreams a reality.

My Articles

Hints and Tips for first time Cruisers
Posted On:  10/05/2014

People who are new to cruising are faced with a mine of information. So where to start, I find the best place to start is with the ports of call after all they are probably one of the main reasons you have chosen to cruise. Next what cruise line this...

California and its many faces chapter 1 Sacramento.
Posted On:  29/04/2014

Sacramento is the capital city of California and is the star on the map not only will you find cultural attractions , cutting edge cuisine to impress at every corner lots of history and surprises that will put a smile on your face . Venture out of the capital in...

California and its many faces Chapter 2 Old Sacramento
Posted On:  29/04/2014

Old Sacramento dates back to 1848 when the discovery of Gold encouraged prospectors and entrepreneurs in search of adventure. Old Sacramento was the last stop on the pony express route and housed the original supreme court chambers. Today it is still filled with character and somehow makes you feel like...

My Testimonials

Cruising Alaska
Posted On:  20/12/2016

Carol helped me organise a trip to Alaska, the whole holiday was coordinated meticulously and was entirely stress free. The hotels were perfect - ideal locations, high standard, comfortable rooms. Thank you Carol you're amazing!

Dubai and South African Safari
Posted On:  20/12/2016

A huge thank you Carol for arranging our holiday to Dubai and South Africa! You have found us fab locations/hotels for an amazing price! I would not have known where to start! You have so much knowledge and nothing was too much trouble. Amazing service, will be using again and...

Family celebrations in Mauritius
Posted On:  20/12/2016

We just used Carol for the first time to book a 2017 holiday. Carol has been extremely helpful and attentive providing an excellent service. We are very happy so far and look forward to working with her in the future.

Carol Shoesmith Your Travel Expert

Hi my name is Carol Shoesmith and I live in Keighley West Yorkshire. My passion for travel started at the age of five whilst touring...

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