Sue Todd, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

A very warm welcome from my home based office in the North Wales village of Garndolbenmaen. My name is Sue Todd, I have worked in the travel industry for over 17 years. I am passionate about travel and have been very lucky to have travelled around the world.. If you were to ask me which is my favourite destination it would be difficult to say, but if I had to choose it would most probably be Africa-wild, rugged, wide open plains, jungles, beautiful white beaches and snow-capped mountains. Plus the big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and Cape buffalo) – yes, I have seen them all.

I have travelled extensively over the past 30 years to such diverse places as Rwanda (to trek the endangered mountain gorillas, think Dian Fossey, I did see them for 1 precious hour and yes, it was amazing). Cambodia and Vietnam, the Temples of Angkor should be on everyone’s to do list. Malaysia is also a fascinating destination, I remember being in the rainforest at night in the pouring rain!. When I got back to my cabin I found a leech on my leg(no I didn’t scream) it soon fell off after it had enough of my blood!! Couldn’t wait to tell everyone at breakfast the next day.

China is another fabulous destination especially the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors at Xian and of course the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Sq.

Last year I was fortunate enough to tour Sri Lanka and then stay on the Maldivian Island of Veligandu where I stayed in a Jacuzzi Water Villa. Paradise on earth. After a tour this was perfect for 6 nights on an all inclusive basis, the food was superb with loads of options. There are of course lots of islands to choose from, however, Veligandu ticked all the boxes for me.

Cruising is also a speciality of mine having completed over 14 cruises. Cruising around the Caribbean Islands in our winter months has to be the best way to spend 14 nights or more with lovely sunny days and warm evenings strolling around the open decks. Alaska was another favourite of mine and the full transit of the Panama Canal a wonderful feat of engineering. It celebrates its Centenary in 2014.

As part of Designer Travel I deal with clients from all walks of life. All of my clients receive the same attentive service whether they require a last minute deal, are working on the trip of a lifetime or a city break 2 or 3 times a year. Of course I have repeat clients who appreciate the time and effort I put into making sure that they have a fabulous trip from start to finish. Please ask if you require any testimonials from past clients.

My love of travel goes back many years. I cannot think of many things as exciting as arriving at the airport ready to board the plane to visit an exotic location somewhere in the world. I would love to give you the same opportunity to feel the same way. Life is a journey and our memories will stay with us forever. Where will your imagination take you? let me help you decide.

Most of my clients either call or email me their requirements. I can then start to work on this for you while you carry on with your life. I try to make planning and booking your trip as care and stress free as possible. I will also contact hotels if you require specific rooms or any other requirements. Special Occasion, not a problem I can take care of any little luxuries you might like to arrange either for yourself or for someone else to enjoy.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any of your travel requirements or for any advice. I am very friendly and approachable and would love to hear from you.

Best wishes

Sue x



My Articles

Short Break To Krakow
Posted On:  16/10/2015

[caption id="attachment_16564" align="alignright" width="300"] Wawel Castle[/caption] I recently had the good fortune to visit the beautiful city of Krakow which is situated in the South of Poland. With direct flights from several local airports plus a flight time of around 2.5 hours it makes the ideal short city break. My hotel...

Posted On:  17/02/2015

  When you think of the Caribbean you don't necessarily think of Cuba, even though its the biggest island in that area. Its not actually a single island, but a varied archipelago with the main island (Isla Grande) stretching 776 miles in length and 62 miles on average in width....

Posted On:  04/02/2015

   Naples is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Europe. Rising from the sea on the Italian coastline and overlooked by the imposing Mount Vesuvius. Much of its character comes from the fact that local life still weaves in and out of the buildings of former generations....

My Testimonials

Bermuda Birthday Trip
Posted On:  07/08/2017

Sue, Just wanted to drop you an email to say a big thank you for all your support in arranging my husband’s 50th Birthday to Bermuda. Right from the initial booking, nothing was too much trouble, securing an upgrade of room and dealing directly with the tour operator to negotiate...

Sri Lanka Tour and Beach Stay
Posted On:  10/04/2017

Hi Sue, We would like to just let you know that we had a fabulous holiday in Sri Lanka.  Everything was spot-on from the moment we arrived at the airport, taxi pick-ups, guide and hotels. The Hikka Tranz was a great choice and we had fabulous rooms on the corner...

New York Trip
Posted On:  10/04/2017

I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in New York USA. I went, along with my friend , to see Sue at Designer Travel who organised the holiday arrangements for us. From the moment we entered her 'office' in her home we felt welcome and very comfortable. Nothing was...