Karen Pocock, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

Hi I’m Karen, welcome to my page.

I am the co-owner of Designer Travel. Eight years ago Amanda and I set out to develop a travel company with a heart – a company that cares passionately about both customers and the team of people we have the privilege in work with.

In addition to having our nationwide team of homeworkers we also have a beautiful shop in Ramsbottom where you will find a great bunch of experienced travel professionals who not only look after holiday requests but who look after all the documentation our customers will need to have a stressfree and super holiday.

Our homeworkers (who we prefer to call Business Associates) are located throughout the UK and provide a bespoke travel service for their customers often concentrating on areas of specialisation including weddings and honeymoons or specific destinations that they have a particular love for.

I joined the travel industry straight from school (too many years ago to admit to!) and during the years I have been lucky enough to have travelled far and wide. Although I have enjoyed almost all of the destinations that I have visited, I have a particular soft spot and a love for the Bahamas, The Southern Coast of Italy – a trip to the spectacular Ravello was one of my very first overseas trips and I have been back three times since, Cyprus, Mauritius, the USA – New York, Californian Coast, Arizona and Florida, Paris and the South of France – St Tropez and Monaco, Mexico and I hate to admit it…..Las Vegas.

Animals after travel are another real passion for me and one of the most amazing places on earth to see wildlife was and is Tasmania – it sure is a long way to go but well worth the effort.

In common with all my Designer Travel colleagues ….if there is anything I can do to help with your travel plans, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My Reviews

Albion Villas, Mauritius

Are you looking for a villa holiday with a little va va voom? Something a bit different, special but not ostentatious? This year, after a break of nearly six years I decided to head off back to Mauritius with a stay en-route in Dubai. Having spent six nights in Dubai

My Articles

Why the UK doesn’t have to be your only option for a perfect wedding!
Posted On:  19/06/2017

When you were growing up did you dream about having the perfect wedding? Was it all about veils and amazing dresses or more of the biggest & loudest party on the planet? Those horse drawn wedding carriage always looked so perfect….until that is Katie Price spoiled that dream when she...

From diva to dodo!
Posted On:  15/06/2017

From Diva to Dodo …..   If you really want to find out just how friendly a country is and how welcoming the population are, then I challenge you all to take part in a treasure hunt. It certainly worked for us! On a recent trip to Mauritius, we enjoyed...

Is this really the perfect two centre holiday option?
Posted On:  17/01/2017

"We need a break, we need something perfect" That was the conversation I had with my husband back in September last year. Having waited twelve months for a break it needed to be a bit special and it needed to offer something for both of us to really look forward...