Sarah Southcombe


Based in - Red Beach, Auckland

About Me

Hi, I’m Sarah, your Personal Travel Manager.

I have been in the travel industry for 26 years and I became a travel manager so that I can offer you a personalized service.  There are so many options when travelling that it can become overwhelming.  I believe in good old fashion personalised service to ensure your trip is hassle free.
You all have very busy schedules and I am flexible to work around your time restraints and come to you when it is convenient.  Maybe a coffee and chat to begin with!

If you are just after some advice or want me to put together a full itinerary from start to finish I can help you out!  Travel the World stress free!  No trip is too small or too big!

To start planning your next trip, you can email me at or call me on 021503234.

Travel Advocates Partners with Luxury Escapes

I wanted to share exciting news! Travel Advocates, as part of House of Travel Holdings is now Luxury Escapes exclusive partner in New Zealand. That means you can now book any "Luxury Escapes" value-packed holiday with me, your personal travel manager.

I will post some of their specials here on my website, but if you see anything else advertised that you would like to investigate please let me know as I have access to ALL their deals, and can help advise and incorporate great value flights and any other special requirements you may have.


Helping you plan your holiday is what I love to do:  offering suggestions you may not have considered.  Travel is a true passion and I love every minute!

What I can provide for you?

  • Expert Travel advice – saving you time and money!
  • Attention to detail… I would treat it like my own trip
  • A passion for Family Travel
  • Competitive pricing
  • Group travel
  • A stress-free planning process

Recommended Destinations

So many places to choose but these are some destinations that I particularly love

Tahiti – in an overwater bungalow of course

Asia – my particular favourites are Thailand & Cambodia

Hawaii – great for a family get-a-way

Europe, goes without saying. So many countries to visit and all offering different things


Special Interests

Family Holidays

Group Travel

Visiting friends and family

Corporate Travel

Places I Have Traveled

New Zealand

Los Angeles


New Caledonia



Sydney, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Queensland, Australia

Adelaide, Australia






New York













Cook Islands



Abu Dhabi

My Special Offers & Inspirations

Seam Reap, Cambodia

Seam Reap, Cambodia

Where much of South East Asia entices the energetic explorer, Cambodia offers a fresh approach. A destination relatively new to the tourist map and in many ways still finding it’s feet. Music to a travellers ear; visit now before Cambodia becomes a tourist mecca....

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Top 5 Trending Holidays

Top 5 Trending Holidays

Although travel is personal to everyone, there are a few destinations and styles that are hot right now regardless of how you choose to do them. Family vacation, sipping wine in the evening after watching the kids play by the pool through the day, exploring historic...

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5 of the best Hikes in Hawaii

5 of the best Hikes in Hawaii

Prying yourself away from the pristine beaches, glamorous stores and world class surf, during a holiday in Hawaii can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Hawaii’s inland landscape is magical with lush, deep green bush, high volcanic mountains and the weather to...

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25 Fun Things to do in London

25 Fun Things to do in London

Let the Fun Begin   No trip to London – be it a long stay or a short stopover – can possibly be short of fun things of do. London is a city brimming with attractions, monuments, history and quirky sites galore! Whether you’re captivated by the Royal family and...

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City Sightseeing – Rome

City Sightseeing – Rome

Rome - The Eternal City   Italy’s capital city is synonymous with historic chapels, influential art and famous museums. Days can be enjoyed navigating the cobbled alleyways among the noise of passionate Italian’s plying for business at their gelataria or pasteria...

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Best Places in Thailand

Best Places in Thailand

Thailand is an utterly, undeniably, spectacular holiday choice. Whether you’re in the market for a romantic getaway with your loved one, a family holiday that keeps the kids occupied for hours, a friend’s trip with your closest circle, or a solo adventure with...

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My Videos


Winis & John

We have recently returned from the most wonderful 3-week trip across Canada.  This comprised of two rail trips and four coach trips with various connections and accommodations all superbly coordinated by Sarah.  We would wholeheartedly recommend Sarah for Seamless, worry free travel and wish her much success

Merilyn & Shana

Having never travel overseas before, Sarah recommended we travel via Back Road tours among many other rail and flight arrangements.   Sarah is very professional, friendly and efficient.  We would certainly use her services again

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