Based in Pontefract

Simon Thomassen-Kinsey

Available for new enquiries

It's Nice To Meet You

Hi I’m Simon, also known as ‘TK’, a very obvious nickname that has stuck with me from my years spent in the military. I am a Travel Counsellor and after a life of living in many towns and countries, I now live in a small West Yorkshire village located between Pontefract and Wakefield. When time and weather allow, I enjoy a ride-out on my motorbike through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and sometimes I actually cross the Pennines!

My passion for travel stems from my work which has always had a significant travel element, and I have lived in Europe, Scandinavia and Hong Kong with shorter stays stretching all the way from Canada, through the Balkans to the Middle East. A regular and enjoyable feature of my life has always been helping friends and family organise their travel, and now I am building a travel business doing the very thing that I am passionate about, travelling, how fantastic!

I chose to join Travel Counsellors because of their ethos of personal service and the genuine care that is taken in arranging all aspects of their clients individual travel arrangements. For me, this is the absolute standout feature of the business, and the past couple of years has shown just how important it can be to have the right travel professional when you need them. When problems do happen you know that you will deal directly with me, your personal Travel Counsellor.

I have a real passion for food and architecture, and love discovering some of the less well known destinations, whether by plane, train, hire car or motorbike. So, if you fancy white water rafting in Bosnia, ice fishing in Finland, camping under the stars in Namibia or perhaps trying some street food in Oaxaca on your way to dive in Belize, please give me a shout and we can make it happen. (I mean, did you know that Uzbekistan has had a Bullet Train since 2011 and that Spaceport Europe is located in French Guiana in South America; so much to discover!)

So, whether you are thinking about a once in a lifetime trip, honeymoon, a multi-centre itinerary or perhaps a fabulous cruise, let me save you some of your most precious resource; your time, and we can have a chat and source some exciting options for you.

Thank you for reading this far, and I look forward to hearing from you and planning your next adventure.
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