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From Benidorm’s Beaches to the World’s Far Corners

by Geoff Gartland

Ah, Benidorm! A sunny staple for many holidaymakers, and my home turf for over 30 years. But my travel credentials stretch far beyond this beloved resort. As a seasoned globe-trotter and licensed travel agent, I’ve dipped my toes in various corners of the world, from the lush landscapes of South Africa to the tranquil beaches of the Maldives. This blog is your gateway to exploring how my worldly adventures can help you craft the vacation of your dreams, no matter where your heart desires to go.

Global Cruises: Setting Sail in Style

Luxury Cruise Insights

My first cruise was aboard the Celebrity Millennium in 2000—a luxurious journey that set the stage for many more. Each voyage, whether it was with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, or Carnival Cruises, offered a unique flavor of life at sea. I’ll share insights on what sets each cruise line apart, from their extravagant amenities to their top-notch entertainment and excursions. If you’re pondering a nautical adventure, let’s chart a course that’ll make waves in the best way possible!

South Africa: A Native’s Perspective

Born in the vibrant landscapes of South Africa, I carry with me an insider’s perspective that’s hard to come by. My last escapade involved a sporty convertible, the windswept roads of the wine route, and a thrilling safari in Kruger Park.

Global Travel Expert

From Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain overlooking the azure waters of Camps Bay and Clifton to the wild heart of the bushveld, I’ll tell you how to capture the spirit of my homeland in every journey.

Maldives: Unshod Luxury

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Imagine a world where your biggest decision is whether to snorkel or sunbathe next. On the tiny island of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, shoes are not just discouraged; they’re downright forbidden! I lived the barefoot luxury, connecting with the earth and sea in a way that only a true island sanctuary can offer. Ready for an intimate escape where the sands of time slow to the rhythm of the tides? I’m your guide to paradise unplugged.

Thailand: My Happy Place

Luxury Cruise Insights

Thailand, with its rich tapestry of culture, cuisine, and coastlines, is more than just a destination to me; it’s a second home.

Tailored Vacation Planning

From the bustling markets of Chiang Mai to the serene beaches of Koh Samui and Phi Phi Islands, I know Thailand like the back of my hand. Let me show you how to blend adventure with relaxation, creating a Thai vacation so memorable, it’ll feel like your happy place too.

Spain: My Heart’s Home

Tailored Vacation Planning

Though I’ve roamed far and wide, Spain holds a special place in my heart. I’ve lived and breathed the air of Mallorca, the Costa del Sol, and split my time between Benidorm and Madrid—becoming a Madrileño in spirit. Whether you’re drawn to the historical allure of Barcelona or the vibrant streets of Madrid, I can help you discover the soul of Spain.

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Wrapping Up: Your Passport to Personalised Travel

With a backpack full of experiences and a suitcase of stories to tell, I’m here to help you weave those dream vacation threads into a splendid tapestry of reality. Every traveler has a unique journey awaiting them, and with my bespoke travel planning service, your next getaway will be more than just a trip—it will be a personalised adventure crafted with expertise and passion.

Dreaming of a Tailored Travel Adventure?

Why settle for a one-size-fits-all vacation when you can have a journey tailor-made to your desires? Reach out and let me craft your perfect holiday that feels like it’s been designed just for you.


  • What makes your travel planning service unique? My personal experience and professional expertise allow me to craft highly personalized itineraries based on firsthand knowledge.
  • Can you accommodate special travel requests or needs? Absolutely! Whether it’s accessibility considerations, dietary restrictions, or unusual travel goals, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s start planning your dream vacation today! What destination has been calling your name?

Contact me today at 0034 637708491 or send an email to geoff.gartland@resort-experts.com

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