Hello! My name is Karen King a personal travel counsellor based in the heart of Sydney's Inner West, Balmain.
As both a passionate traveller and travel professional, I know first hand the difference in booking a holiday, honeymoon or business travel through someone who is not only experienced, but takes the success of your journey personally and strives to book the perfect trip.
Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia & North America, I've learned more than a few secrets to ensuring your holiday or honeymoon is not just good, but an amazing experience that you and your family will never forget.
Likewise, when it comes to business travel, finding the best prices is just as important as quick response times.
When you book your holiday, honeymoon or business travel with me, simply know that I feel that every trip I book is as important as my own.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
22 January 2020
For so long Hawaii was close to the top of my bucket list. Having been fortunate enough to place a tick next to this location 3 years ago, I was blessed to be given the opprotunity to head back there after winning a competition through Hawaiian Tourism. This time however, I convinced my husband and kids to take a short 30 minute flight from Honolulu, Oahu to the Island of Maui. Needless to say, this was a decision I was not bold enough to do on our first trip. I so thankful I did this time....
19 March 2019
Everyone wants a bargain… but at what cost? Every now and then I get enquiries saying "I have found this cheap flight online can you match it?" Most of the time I can, but in some instances the prices are just too good to be true... Because they aren’t. I recently had a client find a cheap airfare online for a flight from Santiago to Calama in Chile (when I say cheap, it was 65% cheaper than the airline was advertising) and asked if I can match it. Of course I couldn’t and he went ahead and booked it online. Two...
11 December 2018
I was lucky enough to be invited by Club Med to experience one of their resort. From Singapore Changi airport, Tanah Merah ferry terminal is about 10minutes taxi ride. From here it takes about 45-50 minutes ferry ride to Bintan Island and look who was waiting! From Bintan ferry terminal it is approximately 15 minutes ride to the resort. And as we walk in, the view from the reception was just spectacular. I was lucky enough to have a room facing the beach and as I open my balcony door I was greeted by a cheeky monkey who was wanting to have...
19 September 2018
So, for our Honeymoon my husband and I decided that the Pacific Islands was the place to go. The Isle of Pines is a short plane ride (maybe 30 minutes or so) from Noumea on the Main Island and is known for its tranquility, beauty and of course, pine trees. Now, if you want to escape civilisation then this is definitely the place to go, but the problem is, you won’t be able to escape your hotel and they know it. Put simply, there is nothing to do, and because the country doesn’t do income tax, prices are simply outrageous....
01 August 2018
It goes without saying that other than booking flights and accommodation, as a Travel Counsellor I also spend a lot of time giving advice on travelling… particularly when it comes to saving money. With this in mind, I thought I’d share with my readers some advice I give my clients. 1. Trains… Trains Trains Trains…. They’re cheaper, and when you factor in time to get to the airport, waiting times at the airport (which by the way, vary dramatically between countries), inevitable delays and time commuting from the airport to the central station, trains are not only cheaper, but quicker....
20 July 2018
One question a lot of people ponder about a trip to Europe is whether or not to go to Lisbon. It’s out of the way, and for many, it doesn’t hold the luster on London, Paris, Prague and Belgrade. Now, truth be told I am slightly more partial to Lisbon then most, as my dear husband proposed to me there, however, that being said, the question at hand is whether you should go out of your way to get there. My answer is… maybe. Lisbon is quite a small city. Some of the famous places to visit are the Belem Tower,...
05 June 2018
So, Prague is one of the destinations that everyone talks about as being simply amazing and given it has the highest density of castles in all of Europe, it's no wonder why. However, the highlight of trip there had nothing to do with this and might come as a surprise. First and foremost, let me be clear that what you see in the brochure is amazing. The architecture, the food, the history and the people are amazing. But you knew that. Inside Tip: About an hour and a half by bus outside of Prague is a town called Terezin....
17 May 2018
Split, Croatia has seen a boom in popularity since it became the locale for the Game Of Thrones series. You get a taste of why as you fly into the city located on the Adriatic Coast, with a window seat giving us a perfect view of both the city and the majestic coastline. We stayed in the old city, which, unlike perhaps many of the better-known landmarks in Rome, exceeded expectations and then some. You can spend literally days exploring the ancient laneways and thoroughfares, only to stumble upon a brand-new part of the city without realising. Truly breathtaking. Inside Tips: If...
17 May 2018
Whilst many only see the inside of the Airport in Dubai, I often recommend my clients break up their trip to Europe with a few days here, if not for the fact the flight is long and during winter, planes regularly get delayed because of the seasonal fog. With that said, this isn’t the place for everyone which I understand too. For those who want to see and experience extravagance, opulence and pure luxury… Dubai has that. The building are straight from the future and seemingly look to outcompete one another. Even the train stations look like they’re from Star Trek....
17 May 2018
The city of Vienna can be summed up in a single word. Majestic. Aesthetically this is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and the access to history in the form of museums is unparalleled. You will be amazed at what this city has to offer. Perhaps slightly lesser known however is the food... simply superb if you are in to big, hearty serving of meats, vegetable and bread. A must try food is the "Vienna Cuisine" the only one in the world named after a city. Inside tips: There is no such thing as bad bratwurst. Skip breakfast and punctuate...
12 April 2018
Milan is a city I love… but not for the reason you might think. Whilst it is the Mecca for fashion and will quite literally redefine your understanding of what good pizza is, I’m yet to find a city in Europe that is better than Milan to base out of for your holiday. Quite literally Milan is a flight away from so many of the ‘go to’ places in both Eastern and Western Europe. Once more, it is a 6 hour flight to and from Dubai which most airlines operate out of. Finally, it’s extremely cheap compared to...
12 April 2018
Budapest, Hungary is without question one of the most popular destinations in Eastern Europe… and for good reason. With both a rich and complex history combined with a budding nightlife, Budapest has earned its reputation as a must-see destination. The highlight for us, a day trip to the Szechenyi Thermal Baths just outside the city centre. Having gone in the middle of winter, the pools were hidden by a thick film of mist, concealing the hundreds of locals and tourists flocking to their warmth. Sitting in one of the pools, alongside 3 elderly gentleman playing a game of chess...
Sent in by Roslyn Roberts
Five Dock, 04 March 2020
Karen is one of the best travel agents I have met. Very pleasant always happy to help, great communicator. Highly recommend thank you
Sent in by Johanna Algire
Rooty Hill, 16 December 2019
Very good service. Highly recommended
Sent in by Katherine Abrahams
Earlwood, 02 October 2019
Thank you, thank you, thank you Karen for the most amazing holiday with my family! I spent the most wonderful 5 weeks visiting my family in Spain, the UK and then a quick (but unforgettable) stop in Singapore! You made my travel experience so much more enjoyable because you had everything covered! Your experience and advice was invaluable and as a single parent, I needed that guidance. I’m so happy and very lucky to have found you... until next year for my sister’s wedding in the uk!! Thank you again x
Sent in by Patrick Byron
Sydney, 05 August 2019
First Class Travel Agent - Karen helped us research, plan then book our family holiday. We were a bit nervous at first as we were planning to travel with 2 very young children in Thailand. Karen was always available and gave us some great recommendations for our holiday. She made sure we got all the best deals. Karen then further coordinated with the hotel and transfer staff to make sure all our requests were met. She was even checking in to make sure everything went to plan during the holiday. AAA service & the whole process was seamless. Thanks so much Karen.
Sent in by George Vahua
Melbourne, 28 June 2019
Great Service... Good Communication... Super Quick Quotes... Very Helpful... Love the MyTC App.... Best For Tracking Your Travel Plans... I Would Highly Recommend Your Services To My Friends And Family... Thank You Very Much
Sent in by Maria Teresa Lim
Burwood, 04 June 2019
Sent in by Melissa Letta
Sydney, 04 June 2019
I was recommended to see Karen by a few colleagues and she is seriously amazing! So friendly and patient.
Sent in by Melissa Morony
Ringwood, 28 April 2019
Good, prompt service and a Travel Agent who knows what they are doing.
Sent in by Stephanie Philalack
Dulwich Hill, 16 April 2019
Karen was amazing! Everything was sorted and done and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Even when I made a couple of last minute changes it was fixed immediately! Couldn’t recommend her high enough and will definitely be going through her again!
Sent in by David Parsa
Roseville Chase, 03 December 2018
Karen is the best. We are not an easy family to accommodate with a child with allergies and Karen went above and beyond.
Sent in by Christine Urbanski
NSW, 31 October 2018
Delighted with support and advice.
Sent in by Cynthia Bordador
Kellyville, 19 September 2018
Karen was just amazing and very thorough. She went above and beyond with her service. She even went to the currency exchange with me as it was my first time. She does plan your holiday as if it was hers! Highly recommend.
Sent in by Freddie Hill
Eschol, 01 August 2018
Quick, friendly and efficient.
Sent in by Janet Dwyer
Lilyfield, 10 July 2018
Karen was extremely helpful and went out of her way to find me exactly what I wanted.
Sent in by Rob Mason
Sutherland, 05 July 2018
Great service, excellent turnaround time on enquiry.
Sent in by Kris Flegg
Balmain, 17 June 2018
Not only is Karen a pleasure to deal with, she is also super efficient and found some great deals. A great experience.
Sent in by Liam Minett
Balmain, 05 June 2018
Great Travel agent, tickets sourced at best price - trip booked without a hassle
Sent in by Nicholas Henderson
Sydney, 17 May 2018
I had a wonderful time booking through Karen. The entire booking process from quote to payment to travel is not only easy but it had that personal touch to it, whether it be checking you in for your flight prior to you arrival at the airport or just messaging you when you've landed in your destination to make sure everything has gone smoothly. Karen is also very friendly and easy to talk to and approach and is always on hand to answer questions, even while your on your holiday. Would highly reccomend booking your holiday through Karen .
Sent in by Danny Ayoub
Canterbury, 17 May 2018
Karen, you’re all about your clients getting the travel experience they’re looking for. Friendly, honest and committed. Excellent work.
Sent in by Joumana El-Chami
Merrylands, New South Wales, 17 May 2018
Karen is the best travel agent who will definitely look after you! I recommend people to book with her as she very reliable, talented and she knows what's she's doing! Karen, I would like to say thank you so much for looking after me and my friend who I will be travelling with this year! You have been an amazing travel agent and you will definitely be seeing me again!
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 0424 766 690