Originally from Russia and after visiting many continents and countries,
I feel so happy to be able to call Australia home. My first trip
overseas without my parents was to Bulgaria when I was 6 years old
(Summer Camp). Since that trip, I have had the travel bug firmly
attacking my mind which made me put my engineering career aside and
explore the travel industry, firstly in Russia and now again here at Global Tour Specialists. I feel truly blessed to be able to work in an industry that I
thoroughly enjoy. While traveling has always been my passion it
triggered some other interests and hobbies along the way such as Scuba
Diving. From that I had one of the scariest yet most exhilarating
experiences of my life, a shark feeding dive in Fiji, without being in a
cage. I still think back now, that I was very lucky to come home
in one piece. My other passion would have to be food, yep, I am a
“foodie”, and believe that there is close to nothing that cannot be fixed
by a nice meal paired with a very nice glass of red…
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Anything to do with Australia, particularly the East Coast."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have been travelling actively through my whole life, and while I was studying, my first job in tourism opened me more opportunities to explore the world and countries I have never been to. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My best travel experience was and still remains Australia. After visiting many countries and continents I am very happy I can call Australia my home. I'm settled now, but will never stop exploring all the endless opportunities for travel this country has to offer."
Featured trips & expertise
Cover the highlights on this 10-day tour that perfectly combines urban exploration with outdoor excursions starting in the cultural capital of Melbourne—a great jumping-off point to explore nearby Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. Venture into the "Red Center" to visit the iconic Ayers Rock before flying out to tropical Cairns to cuddle with a koala and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. End your stay with a Sydney city tour and a day trip to Blue Mountains National Park.
Explore North Tropical Queensland on this seven-day tour. Begin in Hamilton Island and snorkel, sea kayak, play a round of golf, or relax. Then, take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach and learn the area's history. Next, journey to Port Douglas to enjoy a leisure day, a Daintree Rainforest tour, and an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. The trip winds down in Cairns, with plenty of native animal exhibits to visit and a scenic ride up the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
This 12-day highlights tour combines stunning natural settings and diverse wildlife with heart-stopping activities. You'll begin in Sydney before flying into the outback, ending your stay along the coast where you'll divide your time between rainforest and the Coral Sea. You'll hug koalas in Kuranda, watch whales off the coast of Sydney, snorkel part of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as hike in the Blue Mountains and catch a sunset over Uluru.
Spend a week in three of Australia's eventful regions—Sydney, Uluru, and Cairns. Go sightseeing in Sydney, from The Rocks to Bondi Beach, then adventure through the stunning Blue Mountains region. Next, get a taste of The Outback in Uluru, where spectacular colors change from sunrise to sunset over Ayers Rock. Then, travel to Cairns to experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and an exciting journey across the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Far North Queensland Getaway: Cairns, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, & Daintree Rainforest - 5 Days
Explore Far North Queensland on this active, five-day getaway. Begin in Cairns, and get acquainted with aboriginal culture and fare, along with strolling through the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Next, take a day trip to the largest coral reef system on the planet—the Great Barrier Reef—where you can cruise, snorkel, and explore this world-famous destination. Then, take the trip to Port Douglas to visit local wildlife, along with the Daintree Rainforest, and the Kuku Yalanji indigenous people.
Explore the natural beauty and diverse wildlife on this two-week coastal adventure of Victoria and South Australia. Starting and ending in Melbourne, you'll drive along Australia's southern edge navigating the Great Ocean Road and choosing to stop on your schedule until you reach Adelaide. Along the way, you'll discover dramatic rock formations like the famous Twelve Apostles, meet kangaroos and fur seals on Kangaroo Island, and learn about aboriginal culture in Grampians National Park.
Recent trip reviews for Lisa
Amazing vacation planned by Lisa and team. Thank you Kimkim!
Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2020
Me and my husband chose kimkim to plan our perfect honeymoon to Australia and the itenary provided by Lisa exceeded our expectations. She listened to our ideas, interests and incorporated each and every detail into our trip. We were there in Australia for 9 days and visited Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns. The multitude of experiences we had in such a short time wouldn't have been possible without the perfect planning done by Lisa and team. All the accomodations and activities booked by them... read more
Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2020
I very much enjoyed the trip. I would have like to attend the Dinner in Forest with the aborigines but it wasn't an option. The only thing I didn't enjoy is the hotel in Cairns, it was a bit outdated and the bed was uncomfortable. Our Guide form Billy Tea safari was excellent and very knowledgeable.
family with kids 19-26 want to experience as much of country as possible flying in out of sydney
May 18 - May 27, 2019
Lisa and the kimkim team were tremendous to work with. Our 10 day journey around Australia was perfect, the kimkim business model works! Lisa built a detailed itinerary that was fantastic, memories for a lifetime.
Australia 10-11 trip - do you cover this area?
Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2019
Accommodations in Port Douglas wasn’t as good as expected. Staff was not as attentive and room location was not as good as others. Also hotel told us we would be charged for new towels to take to beach unless we laundered dirty ones. Also we asked for later 11am checkout and was told no. However when we left at 11:15 the room was still not occupied or staff cleaning it. Would have preferred a better hotel in the area.