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

Matai Specialist

Vanuatu Specialist

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

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

If you’re heading to California, be sure to make time for a trip to Palm Springs; you won’t be disappointed! Palm Springs is most famous for being the place where Frank Sinatra had his holiday home in the ‘60’s, where Marilyn Monroe was ‘discovered’, and for sheik...

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12 Things you didn’t know about travel agents

12 Things you didn’t know about travel agents

We know how easy it is to book your own travel online, and we know only too intimately why this isn’t always a good idea. Here are 12 reasons why you should have a travel agent take care of your booking, and some reasons might surprise you. (Spoiler alert: travel...

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Unique Lodges of the World

Unique Lodges of the World

National Geographic’s unique Lodges of the WorldRight now, we are in the midst of a World-wide phenomenon of conscious travel. A concept that is (slightly too political for me to write about) particularly challenging for New Zealanders since we are a breed who love...

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Support During Covid Crisis

Support During Covid Crisis

No-one could have expected Covid-19 to spread as rapidly as it did throughout the travel industry. One minute we were receiving advice recommending travellers avoid Italy, and the next moment borders were shutting down, transit options were reducing before our eyes...

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Vietnam is a long, narrow nation shaped like the letter s. It is in Southeast Asia on the eastern edge of the peninsula known as Indochina. Its neighbors include China to the north and Laos and Cambodia to the west. One part exploration, one part culture, one part...

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The chief city of central Morocco and the first of Morocco's Imperial citiesIf you’re Europe bound, a few days in Morocco’s popular tourist city, Marrakech, promises to be captivating. Expect fragrant tagines and local curry dishes. Vibrant souks filled with leather...

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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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