Yvonne

Yvonne Brooks

My sense of adventure and love of nature had me heading off early in my 20's to backpack through Asia for 12 months. While in Nepal trekking through the Himalayan mountains it was worth an early rise each day to watch as the sunrise transformed the snowy white mountain peaks into dramatic colours of golden, orange and pink. Years later as a Qantas flight attendant ('hostie' in those days) I discovered the delights of shopping and sightseeing in the world's most cosmopolitan cities while enjoying the comfort of 5 star luxury hotels. Now, Europe's cobblestone streets and waterways lead me to further explore and discover ancient towns, castles and forests.

Over my career I enjoyed many varied roles including working on aircraft and at airports, retail travel centres, travel agency owner and now online Tour Consultant.

Profile

Travel Industry Experience: 37 Years
Started at Global Journeys: 2010
Position: Tour Consultant
Contact: Click to Email
Favourite Operator: APT
Favourite Location: Prague, Central Europe
Fun Fact!
One of my favourite things to do in a new destination is eat! I enjoy trying different cuisines of the countries I am visiting and of course this includes sampling the regional brews, beers and wines. I usually come home with new recipe ideas and inspired to cook!

After a recent visit to Prague my favourite dish to cook is smoky beef goulash with dumplings - to wash down with jugs of dark beer!

Yvonnes' Awards

2011-2017Trafalgar Acclaim Top Achiever
2011-2017 APT Top Achiever
2013-2017 Travelmarvel Top Achiever
2016 Globus Outstanding Achievement Award
2012-2017 Globus Family Top Consultant
2011-2017 Insight Vacations Top National Consultant
2014 & 2017 Top Achiever AAT Kings
2011 Cosmos Sales Achievement Award
2017 CLIA Certified Agent

Yvonnes' Personal Trip Reviews

Yvonne's Review:

I was impressed with Globus and would definitely recommend them and travel with Globus again. Their coaches are airconditioned, spacious and very comfortable, the Tour Director spoke 5 languages and was motivated to ensure all of us got the most out of tour. This interesting itinerary visits Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Austria along a very scenic route through cosmopolitan cities and prosperous rural & farming areas, the best of both worlds. Swimming at the base of a castle in the old medieval town of Kotor in Montenegro was a highlight, as well as walking the nature trails around the blue/green waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park. I also recommend a walk around the perimeter of the high rampart walls of the 'old town' of Dubrovnik for the best views.
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Yvonne's Review:

The Ms Marguerite ship was our home for 7 nights on this cruise from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Travelmarvel rate this ship as 4 star but I would give it more of a 5 star rating for luxury and service. The food was fantastic, you have many choices from Asian to Western cuisine, and the onboard pool was a welcome relief after the heat of the day. This river cruise if a fantastic way to explore the cities and authentic rural communities along the banks of the Mekong River.
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Yvonne's Review:

This river cruise offers 3 days in Prague then coach to join the ship at Nuremburg in Germany for a leisurely weeks sail along the Danube River through Austria into Hungary. Avalon were fabulous and I recommend upgrading to a French Balcony suite to enjoy to open air while gliding along the river past stunning scenery. The Ms Illumination ship was sleek and quiet, efficient service onboard and fantastic meals. The included sightseeing of the townships along this part of the river delve into the regions highlights and history.
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Yvonne's Review:

Uniworld certainly lived up to their reputation of being a boutique luxury river cruise operator on this river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. The service and style onboard is impeccable and second to none. Uniworld river ships are impressive in comfort and luxury. River cruising is a very relaxed way to travel along the rivers and it's so convenient to berth at a wharf and walk straight off the ship into local villages and townships. This is the cruise to do if you are keen on relaxing in a deck chair whilst sailing along the river between green hillsides studded with vineyards and castles, so scenic. I also recommend taking the cablecar at Rudesheim up and over the vineyards for a stunning view of your ship and the river below. All the passengers enjoyed being pampered during this memorable week cruising with Uniworld, we did not want it to end.
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