Yvonne Brooks

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
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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

2011-2016 Trafalgar Acclaim Top Achiever
2011-2016 APT & Travelmarvel Top Achiever (International)
2013-2014 APT & Travelmarvel Top Consultant (International)
2016 Globus Outstanding Achievement Award
2012-2015 Globus Family Top Consultant
2016 Insight Vacations No. 1 Consultant
2015 Insight Vacations No. 1 Consultant
2014 Top Achiever AAT Kings
2014 Insight Vacations No. 1 Consultant
2013 Insight Vacations No. 1 Consultant
2012 Insight Vacations No. 2 Consultant
2011 Insight Vacations No. 1 Consultant 2011 Cosmos Sales Achievement Award

Yvonnes' Personal Trip Reviews

Yvonne's Review:

A few days in the exciting city of Monte Carlo stared this fantastic agents trip with APT. On a shortened itinerary we then coached to Arles to board the river cruise ship Ms Amadagio and cruised along the Rhone river for the next 7 days to Lyon.

It was a comfortable ship and we enjoyed fine dining and great service while being able to visit the enchanting french villages along the way. Daily sightseeing is provided and as the South of France is my favourite destination I enjoyed every minute of it. From Lyon we took the fast train to Paris for several days in Paris, shopping along the Champs Elysees and lunch at the top of the Eiffel Tower was a highlight.
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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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