Samantha McGuckin, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

Hi I am Sam – your personal travel consultant.

I live in the beautiful countryside of Nottinghamshire with my husband, crazy dog and long suffering cat!   Travelling and experiencing various destinations around the world is a very big part of my life and work. I have spent over 21 years in the travel industry, working for high street travel agents, 15 years of this in management and I am passionate about what I do.   Working from home gives me the freedom and flexibility to really listen and understand your requirements and expectations. Then you can leave me to tailor your travel arrangements so you can enjoy your trip and have the best holiday ever. I am very lucky to have loyal friends and customers who have booked with me for many years and are always happy to recommend my expertise and knowledge to others.I have been really fortunate to have travelled to many fantastic and interesting destinations including the USA, Canada, Mauritius, South Africa and Mexico. One of my favourite destinations has to be Australia and New Zealand, where I spent a year working and travelling around these stunning countries. Whilst there I dived on the Great Barrier Reef, sailed around The Whitsunday Islands and sky-dived over Auckland amongst many other life changing adventures. All those experiences have given me the skills to pass on my first hand knowledge to my clients.   I have also cruised many times, skied in Europe and Canada and visited many Mediterranean beach and city resorts. Greece has a very special place in my heart, I love the different way of life. I have visited many times seeing lots of islands, I’ve been island hopping which enables you to get off the beaten track and meet the locals. A particular
favourite is the beautiful island of Skiathos.
  Another area I specialise in is Disneyland Paris (lucky for my nieces!) Let me make your break into a magical, stress free experience for children and adults using all my first hand knowledge and handy tips!   Thank you for reading my page (all the way to the end!) Please give me a call or email and I will do my best to find the holiday that is right for you !  

My Articles

Estival Eldorado Resort – Costa Dauada
Posted On:  04/09/2017

I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Spain visiting the 4* Estival Eldorado in Spain. The hotel is situated 25 mins walk from the beautiful town of Cambrills. Eldorado is a quiet suburb of Cambrills with mostly residential/ holiday homes. For this holiday I did everything I wouldn’t...

Exclusive offer for Westin Hotel Costa Navarino book by 17 Aug 2016
Posted On:  16/08/2016

I wanted to get this offer out to you all as I was thrilled to visit this super hotel, The Westin at Costa Navarino, this year and will be posting on here to fill you in about how fantastic this hotel is.   This hotel is located in the stunning location...

The Romanos, get 15 % discount offer
Posted On:  04/08/2015

I specialise in getting great deals at the Luxury 5* hotel The Romanos, Costa Navarino and wanted to let you know about the great deals I have at the moment........... Receive 15% off room rates at the lovely hotel- The Romanos Prices from £1075pp based on 2 adults sharing a...

My Testimonials

A special birthday
Posted On:  09/07/2017

Thank you very much for organising this holiday for us. We had an amazing time and the hotel was excellent, they gave us a room on the 11th floor which was great as it was a lot quieter than we expected. As it was a special birthday they left in...

A wonderful trip
Posted On:  09/07/2017

All back safe and sound after a wonderful trip. Everything went really well from the flight take off until we arrived at the accommodation. The accommodation was the best we had ever stayed at...the house was brilliant with everything we could have wished for....the pool outside was great for Jack...

Posted On:  09/07/2017

Hi Sam Quite simply you ticked all our boxes for the trip. Flights and transfers went smoothly. On arrival to the hotel we were greeted and showed to our fantastic room which had loads of room for comfort. The hotel was perfectly placed for amenities but not too close to...