Simon Collinge, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

My name is Simon Collinge & I live in Burnley, Lancashire with my wife Kristy and our son Bailey, both of who not only share but drive my love for travel.

In the words of Hans Christian Anderson, ‘To Travel Is To Live’, and that is definitely my philosophy. If I’m not already on holiday, I am usually thinking of, or booking my next adventure, as travelling truly is what I live for.

By sharing our own holiday adventures and experiences, and providing a personal service for each and every client, I want to ensure a first time client becomes a lifetime client and even a friend!

Some of our own adventures have included bottle feeding orphaned baby elephants in Africa,  hearing the indescribable noise of F1 cars speeding round the Grand Prix circuit as the sun sets over the marina at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, skiing down a mountain in glorious sunshine in Andorra, snowboarding to a wedding in Banff, Canada.

We even occasionally manage to enjoy some ‘adult only’ time, be that relaxing in the sunshine with a good book whilst onboard a river cruise sailing peacefully along the Danube with the stunning backdrop of the Wachau Valley to sharing tapas and a bottle of wine in the bustling streets of Alicante in the shadow of the impressive Santa Barbara castle, the world is for exploring and slowly but surely, we are trying our best to explore it!

Whatever your holiday requirements, I want to ensure your holiday is perfect for you in every detail so don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me a message, and start experiencing your own adventures of a lifetime!

WEDDINGS | HONEYMOONS | OCEAN CRUISE | RIVER CRUISE | FAMILY HOLIDAYS | SPORT & ADVENTURE | LUXURY | SKI & SNOWBOARD | SAFARI | CITY BREAKS


My Articles

Have you always wondered what all the fuss is about regarding Cruises?
Posted On:  19/05/2019

Do you have friends who go on cruises but think it really isn’t for you? Have you seen cruises advertised but you just don't fancy it? Here are some of my own, personal thoughts and experiences regarding cruises and why you could be missing out.. Before I started working in travel I...


My Testimonials

Bespoke Holidays at Great Prices
Posted On:  18/10/2019

He's a great guy and would get you a bespoke holiday at great prices and sort everything out so no need to worry about a thing.   D Meehan

A Massive Thank You!
Posted On:  18/10/2019

I would like to say a massive thank you to Simon. When Thomas Cook went bust we lost our holiday. I found Simon by accident on Facebook and rang him. He found us a holiday in the same resort 2 days later, all-inclusive for 8 people. It was brilliant. He...

Above and beyond
Posted On:  18/10/2019

Due to Thomas Cook going under, I lost my holiday to Turkey for me and my family. Simon has helped me so much by sorting the same holiday out for a pretty decent price. He went above and beyond to help me out and I can’t thank him enough!!! Thank...