Sue Riggs joined the Experience Holidays Team in 2014. Her role is to support the reservations team and more often than not when you call us Sue will be the one to answer the phone. Having said that, Sue comes from having 10 years retail travel background, so is not new to the industry but after having a break to have a family is keen to further her knowledge and experience in the business. In recent years Sue’s holidays have been family orientated trips, mainly to Europe with shorter flight times, sandy beaches and swimming pools.
My only visit to the USA was one to New York. It was the one place I was drawn to visiting so a four night winter break was booked. It was amazing. We were extremely lucky, in the fact the day before we arrived there had been a winter storm and the city was covered in snow. To see Central Park covered in snow was simply magical. The frozen lakes, snow filled open areas and icicles hanging from the ice engulfed trees were simply breath taking. A walking tour of Central park filled us with knowledge of this spectacular Park and is highly recommended. We walked our socks off on this trip, so we could fit all the sights in and I am so glad we have visited New York, this truly is the city that never sleeps.
There’s not one place that I have visited that I would not go back to one day so it’s hard to choose a favourite but the two that spring to mind are: Cala Galdana in Menorca, with its secluded sandy horse-shoe bay, backed by green hills this place is idyllic and suitable for everyone. There are amazing walks out on the cliffs and inland along the river’s edge with plenty of wildlife to see along the way. The sea is clear and warm with clean sandy beaches. It really is a special place and easy to see why people go back year after year. In contrast my other destination is Morzine in the French Alps. For this trip we chose to drive and make a stop in Disneyland Paris on the way. This made a good break of the journey although the French roads are easy in comparison to ours. We stopped for a couple of nights giving us time to visit the park, watch the parades and have a quick adrenalin fix before carrying on to The Alps. Morzine is a pretty village about an hour from Geneva Airport. We stayed in a catered Ski Chalet, which was open for the summer season too and this was brilliant fun. We hired mountain bikes, went white water rafting, travelled on cable cars and swam in the nearby lakes. It really was picture perfect and truly memorable.
I was fortunate enough to go on a whistle stop tour of Australia and visited Perth & Sydney. This tour took in the vineyards of Western Australia with a quick look at the beaches although the weather was not on our side. We then flew across to Sydney where we visited the Blue Mountains and climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The view from the top is amazing and well worth doing.
Bangkok is a vibrant, noisy and manic city with traffic everywhere. This was a brief stopover en-route home but brilliant. The markets are an experience not to miss and then to travel by boat back along the river to the luxury of the hotels was such a contrast but I loved it.