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."
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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.
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If you've got a limited to time to tackle the vast Australian continent, this may be the itinerary for you. You'll start in cosmopolitan Sydney under the swooping eaves of the famous Opera House, then fly out to the Red Center to experience the dramatic rock formations of Uluru. Top it off with a visit up to Cairns to explore the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, with plenty of free days in between to add your own twist.
This well-rounded 16-day tour of Australia's highlights is sure to delight any first time visitor. You'll explore the hidden laneways of artsy Melbourne and the famous landmarks of Sydney, learn about indigenous culture at Uluru in the country's Red Center, and discover tropical Queensland with an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way, you'll meet kangaroos at Kangaroo Island, search for crocodiles at Kakadu National Park, and have free time to enjoy a few day trips of your choosing.
Recent trip reviews for Lisa
Family with kids 19-26 want to experience as much of country as possible flying in out of sydney, Australia - 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?, Australia - 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.
Sydney 5 day trip, Australia - Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2019
We had a great time in Australia and everything went fine. Lisa with Kimkim did a great job and kept us well informed.