Growing up in the West Country of England and having lived in Bristol, Liverpool, London and now on the rugged Welsh coastline in Pembrokeshire I know first-hand the diversity of life, history and landscapes we have in the British Isles. All my childhood holidays were in Britain and Northern France, some of my favourite memories from these trips are exploring the Jurassic Coast for fossils at Lyme Regis, the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, learning about Viking history in the old capital of the Danelaw at York, the mysterious standing stones of Carnac in Brittany that hint at stone age links between the European continent and our islands and eating fresh Oysters and Mussels in Northern France – something I still love to do today.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Here at Routescape we create exceptional journeys across Great Britain, Ireland and France. Every trip we make is unique to you and your interests. We deliver authentic luxury travel experiences to really connect you to the places you visit. I look forward to helping you plan your next adventure."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Having spent most of my twenties and early thirties traveling all over South East Asia and Latin America, I then put that to good use working in the travel industry helping people plan their perfect trips to exciting, off the beaten track destinations.
Traveling really does expand your horizons and it is hugely satisfying to work with people to create memories that will stay with them for a lifetime, and to be able to share the history, culture, food and landscapes that we have in our little corner of the world. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Seeing baby turtles hatching on the beach in Costa Rica was an unexpected and unforgettable sight, and a reminder of how special nature can be. "
Featured trips & expertise
England's most beautiful attribute might just be its famous countryside. It exists everywhere outside the cities: great expanses of rolling green hills, many of them home to grazing sheep dotting the horizon like fluffy white cotton balls. On this 9-day itinerary, you'll visit some of the old towns, palaces, and fishing villages found in this bucolic paradise, making for one unforgettable British vacation.
There's nothing like attending a live soccer match in one of the UK's hallowed stadiums. The atmosphere is electric as the passionate crowds make every game an unforgettable experience. This English Premier League (EPL) soccer vacation puts you right in the action in two of the UK's top sporting cities, and as a kicker, we'll even throw in a stadium tour.
Explore the ancient history and modern culture of northeast England. Visit medieval York, discover Roman ruins, and sample hearty English pub food in Tynemouth. See the impressive Durham Cathedral, 16th-century Lindisfarne, and the wild seascape of the Farne Islands. End your trip in Edinburgh—home to the Scottish monarchy, world-class whiskey, and the cafe where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.