The founder of Your Travelling Companion has been passionate about travel since her first trip overseas with her family to Hawaii and California aged 15. Following this trip, the desire to travel the world on solo adventures to unforeseen places, meet people from all over the world, discover and taste new foods, and learn about languages and different cultures was fierce. It was clear to the founder of Your Travelling Companion after her first solo trip to Africa aged 21 to go and volunteer teaching English that the learnings that come from travelling- about yourself and your understanding of the world are simply priceless and indescribable.
Her enthusiasm for travelling the world and presenting the best of Australia to friends from abroad was and continues to be a true passion. She felt it is only logical then to turn the number one passion in her life into a career. Gaining experience as a travel agent reconfirmed her love of meeting people and motivating them to travel to destinations they had never considered, to inspire and support various personal out of their comfort zone and educating them on destinations.
However, she always wanted to take off with the first-time travellers who were often nervous and anxious, and those that needed additional support to show them how to step out of their comfort zone and travel in a manner they had not imagined, as well as support those who simply needed and wanted reliable company from an experienced and confident traveller. There are copious travel organisations but none that provide one on one travel services where a young, energetic, compassionate and well-travelled person is willing to organise and travel with the individual in whatever style they desire.
In essence, the business is a tour guide/travel coach, travel agent and travel companion all in one. Unlike the individuals who focus solely on inner city tours/walking tours, this is a unique business that will customise any trip a traveller desires and support them along the way. After meeting thousands of people from all over the world the past ten years whilst travelling every chance she could, she was thrilled at the positive responses when sharing her business idea.
We have heard horrible travel stories and most often this is due to the wrong companionship which can severely effect your travel experience. Travelling with us you can forget about those past travel companions you have had that have always been late, control freaks, cheapskates, health nuts, social media addicts, the person who leaves all the decisions to you, the constant loud talker. We understand that everyone has different needs when travelling and we will accomodate accordingly.