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MALDIVES and LAPLAND specialist!
My name is Tanya, and I look forward to helping you to personally plan and design your next incredible holiday, whether it is a weekend getaway, to a month-long adventure, be it to Asia, Africa, the USA, or any other destination in the world.
I have always thrived on unique adventure experiences and travelling to new destinations, and have travelled to over 70 countries on 6 continents.
I was born and grew up in Australia but have been based in Dubai for over eight years, where I have enjoyed exploring the UAE and Oman, and nearby destinations including Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius. Thailand, HK, Singapore, Vietnam and Africa are also some of my favourites.
Before settling in Dubai, my husband and children (now aged 14,12 and 10) spent three blissful years in Sardinia, Italy and toured this spectacular island (and nearby Corsica) extensively, as well as experiencing much of mainland Europe.
I return to Australia regularly where I have worked, lived and explored every inch of my amazing country for over 30 years – I can personally advise you on incredible experiences in every region, ranging from the best luxury sailing trips in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, scuba diving trips on the Great Barrier Reef or skiing in the Snowy Mountains or the Victorian Alps, to hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania and self drive 4WD trips on stunning world heritage-listed, Fraser Island.
With Travel Counsellors, I am equipped with modern technology and have access to an extensive array of products from our variety of suppliers to cater to your different travel demands. Travel Counsellors is an extremely reputable name in the travel business and has been in operation for over 20 years in the UK and operates in 7 countries including the UAE. I can guarantee a personalised and specialised itinerary to suit your every need.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
03 July 2017
A few years ago, my family and I had an amazing adventure in Greece. We travelled in October when the tourist season was literally over, but everything was still operating as usual. It was not your usual summer Greek beach holiday, and it was cool in Athens and a little windy on some of the islands, but the weather was perfect for hiking and exploring in Santorini…...and there were no crowds. We flew directly to Athens and spent several days trekking all over the city visiting the historical sites. The Acropolis Museum is a must see and has very long opening...
03 July 2017
In May, my husband and I had a very well deserved child free holiday to the Maldives. It was magnificent from the moment that we stepped on to the sea plane for the transfer to the tiny island of Kandolhu. We chose a very small (only 30 villas) and exclusive island which was not strictly 'adults only', but would not be a resort to bring young children or teenagers. Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. The island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green and is home to one of the most...
03 July 2017
We recently did a 2 week Australian trip and flew in and out of Brisbane (a 14 hour flight from Dubai) - we hired a car and visited some of my favourite national parks and beach areas - Noosa, Lamington National Park and Byron Bay - this is my daughter's account of the trip which she and her younger siblings thoroughly enjoyed!: My 2 week Australian Trip – by Madeleine Crabtree, aged 10 Noosa I love Noosa because there are hundreds of cool shops and luxury resorts. Everyone is friendly and it is a great place for kids. The beach is beautiful...
21 March 2017
My family and I recently went to Namibia, which is only 9 hours from Dubai with a connection in Johannesberg if you fly with Emirates. In my opinion it is best to visit in summer in February because it is not to hot or cold. We arrived in Windhoek and drove for a while before we arrived at our hotel halfway to Etosha. There was a swimming pool and the dinners are made to suit anyone. I loved my chicken schnitzel! We moved on to Etosha National Park and on the way you might even see warthogs, baboons and turtles. You...
22 December 2016
I first went to Jordan 22 years ago, so it was wonderful to go back to this amazing country with my husband and three small children! In just 4-5 days (and less than a 4 hour flight from Dubai) you can experience the best that Jordan has to offer, including two UNESCO listed sites, Petra and Wadi Rum. Petra is one of those places that has to be seen in real life to actually realise how incredibly amazing it is...the geography is absolutely stunning and it can be enjoyed by everyone as there are various options to walk, ride horses, donkeys,...
06 October 2016
One of our 2016 breaks was spent in the UK for 10 days, a perfect combination of a few busy days in central London, followed by a relaxing week in the countryside. It was a fantastic antidote to the endless months of stifling heat that we endure in Dubai - fresh sea air and lots of outdoor exercise and greenery! Firstly, I would highly recommend the cozy cottage we booked in the heart of Lymington, right in the centre of a market town, but situated on the edge of the spectacular New Forest. After a midday arrival in London, we spent...
28 August 2016
My family (3 children, aged 9,7,5 and husband) and I have just arrived back from 4 perfect days in Vienna. The temperatures in July and August are gorgeous – mid 20s, sunny and blue…. the extremely needed antidote to the stifling Dubai summer. I would advise buying a transport card at the airport (tourist information centre) which covers all trams, trains and buses, as Vienna has a lot to offer, and whilst a lot of the attractions are walkable, some of the palaces and museums are further afield. We spent one day hiking in the low hills (the Vienna Woods) between the...
05 July 2016
I recently did an amazing four week long European train trip in mid-summer. I travelled with my three small children and my father. We flew to Zurich, travelled by train to Lake Como (on the Bernina Express, reputedly one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world) then on to Lake Maggiore, Bergamo, and Verona, finally ending our trip in the spectacular mountainous region of the Dolomites. Zurich is a gorgeous and wonderfully scenic city, but still relatively quiet and local in the summer. We spent one day wandering through the old town areas, swimming at the local river/lakeside baths...
01 March 2016
Just a 10 hour flight from Dubai, Perth is a fantastic city to both live in and to travel to for a few days or for a longer holiday – it has a small but vibrant city, kilometres of beautiful, uncrowded beaches, an incredible winery and brewery region, and some amazing destinations just a few hours drive away. Kings’s Park is one of my favourite parks in Australia – it is perched up high over the Swan River, with amazing views, and lots of walking (including a fantastic tree top one) and bike trails. You can easily spend a day here,...
29 February 2016
For beauty, adventure, unforgettable memories and somewhere the whole family will love, South Africa is definitely the place to go! And with the exchange rate as it is now stands, it is amazingly affordable too. We recently had a family adventure in Cape Town and toured the famous Garden Route, ending up in Addo Elephant National Park, which was a highlight. Cape Town is less than a nine hour flight, and absolutely beautiful. It would be easy to spend a week there and still not tick off everything it has to offer. You need a car to get around as everything is...
Sent in by Gail Stanley
Dubai, 07 July 2017
Tanya was super helpful and highly responsive through the whole process
Sent in by Christina Zervoulias
Melbourne, 06 July 2017
The service was second to none and the accommodation & tours booked for me were brilliant!
Sent in by Roger Farr
Perth, 03 July 2017
Much cheaper than we expected. Very quick response from enquiry!
Sent in by Tracy Campbell
Sydney, 03 July 2017
Tanya gave us plenty of choices and advice, she tried to negotiate better prices and was very patient when we changed tact at a few points.
Sent in by Michaela Arndt
Dubai, 03 July 2017
Quick and efficient. Always at the other end of an email! Can't wait to go!
Sent in by Kate & Ian Rochford
Katoomba, Australia, 07 June 2017
Our holiday was absolutely wonderful. There was not a single place we visited that we would have crossed from our itinerary if armed with the knowledge we now have. For the time of year, the weather was brilliant everywhere we went. Mild, fine weather but still in the shoulder season so that we didn’t have to contend with the huge crowds that gather during the high season. We didn’t have to queue for anything, from the boat trip on the Thames and then the Seine when we reached Paris, to entry to the Musee d’Orsay. 24 degrees with sunny, clear skies during most of our stay in London and Paris. We loved the little wine bar that is situated in Rue Littre, about six doors from our Paris hotel. We stopped there every night after a day of ‘walking Paris’ and enjoyed a drink and a chat with Bernard and his regulars, before retiring to the hotel. During our day’s walk around the different areas of Paris, we navigated our way around so many bistros and wine bars that were packed to the rafters with every pavement table full and the occupants straining to hear one another as the traffic roared by. We felt so smug to have our own little wine bar in a quiet side street that nobody but a handful of local apartment dwellers seemed to know about. Thank you for all your effort to ensure the holiday was such a success.
Sent in by Mustafa Erim
New York, 04 May 2017
Very personalised and prompt service; absolutely delighted... Tanya patiently handled all my requirements and found me just the right place! thank you!!!
Sent in by Frank Crabtree
Jervis Bay, Australia, 18 March 2017
Wow, what can we say. What a terrific holiday we have just had. To think that we had reservations about going to South Africa. How wrong were we !!!!!! We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort that you put in to make this Crabtree family reunion / holiday a trip to remember. From the very onset, of our holiday, everything fell into place. Our accommodation was a perfect position for us all to explore the area: Cape Town, the Cape, Table Mountain and of course, the penguins and wineries. I know that I can speak on Nean and Malcolm's behalf that the four of us had a wonderful time traveling the Garden Route - some of the scenery along the way was nothing short of stunning. The accomodation that you sourced was excellent. With so many highlights along the way it is hard to select a favourite. Hermanus would have to be up there along with all the animals that we were able to see in their natural environment. Also at the monkey and bird sanctuary, the elephant sanctuary, Addo Elephant park and not forgetting the baboons that were watching us drive by as we traveled along. Thanks again for all you did to make the reunion, and holiday, possible.
Sent in by Malcolm Somervaille
Adelaide, 05 March 2017
We had the most fantastic time in Stellenbosch, the winery was out of this world and the hotel was gorgeous, did not want to leave, but as they say all good things must come to an end, we are now in Hermanus, equally as beautiful and again the hotel superb, looking onto the Old Harbour, just returned from a great seafood meal. Sadly again we leave in the morning to our next adventure, it just keeps on getting better !! Long drive tomorrow up into the mountains again. Weather has been perfect, Sunny days and cool in the evening. Just sitting on the balcony watching the world pass us by. Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put into this holiday for us all. We just love AFRICA and all it has to offer.
Sent in by Kathryn Rochford
Katoomba, 03 February 2017
Tanya really listened to what we said we wanted our travel experience to be based around and then set about putting together an itinerary that was both within our budget and genuinely reflected our interests
Sent in by Yvette Lejins
Sydney, 23 September 2016
Tanya went out of the way to find the perfect hotel for my family trip to NY. She had a brief of location, price and family needs - and she truly nailed it all. Tanya clearly has an incredible insight into the travel industry and how to deliver a fantastic customer experience.
Sent in by Mohamad Basyoni
Canberra, Australia, 08 September 2016
I am very glad that your father directed me to you when I was planning a trip to Europe and Egypt. Your suggestions in regard to departure ports and destinations, as well as cruise lines and class of transport were terrific. I really enjoyed my cruise departing from Athens, through the Greek Islands, returning to Athens. Thank you for your suggestions on travelling to Athens, to the port and advice on the services I should prebook. It all went of with no problems.
Sent in by Christina Somervaille
Goolwa, Adelaide, 30 August 2016
The service we have experienced with Tanya is second to none, her knowledge and experience as a world traveller will keep her "one step ahead" and make sure that her clients have the holiday of a lifetime.
Sent in by Josef B
Dubai, 23 August 2016
I would like to comment on a trip to Switzerland and Italy organised by Tanya Brzozowski. It was a very well organised trip and was also very well appreciated by young children. I would absolutely recommend her if I had travel arrangements to be made. She displays both experience and practicality, taking peoples capacity and means into account.
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