Carol Shoesmith, Author at Designer Travel

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

Things to do in the Vegas area if you don’t like to gamble
Posted On:  29/11/2019

I recently completed a bucket list trip with a few days in Las Vegas. I am not one for gambling but I managed to fill our days well. Day One We arrived nice and early and had a busy day planned. After collecting the hire car our journey took us...

Bucket List Adventures Part 2 Rio and its amazing Carnival
Posted On:  27/11/2019

Well all I can say is WOW!! To visit Rio is amazing but to visit during its incredible Carnival should be on everyone's bucket list. With more than 5 million visitors in the city for the carnival I had planned our three days well. As this was the only way...

Bucket List Adventures South America Part 1
Posted On:  27/11/2019

South America is an incredibly diverse destination offering adventures on every level whatever you are looking for. I was lucky enough to tick this destination of my bucket list in Spring 2019. Although I will most definitely be returning. Taking a direct flight from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, we...

My Testimonials

New York
Posted On:  29/11/2019

Carol was recommended to me and I am so glad I found her. She has made booking our trip to New York so much easier! She has found great prices and is so helpful and friendly. Thank you Carol!   AF

Posted On:  29/11/2019

Carol has again arranged a fabulous holiday for us. Excellent communication, service and price. Highly recommended for stress free holiday planning at cheaper prices than we could get.   LHS

Family Times
Posted On:  29/11/2019

Carol always gives great service and always saves us money. It’s nice to have the personal touch all of the way throughout the booking process and going on your holiday.   AHS