Along with seeing all sorts of wonderful places, one of the best things about being a Travel Companion and Tour Leader is meeting all sorts of wonderful people.

It is always heartening to get feedback on a successful trip. Here is a selection of Testimonials through the years.

Ink Artwork by Sally Blyth
Vijaya Lokuketagoda at the tannery in Fes, Morocco

“It was a pleasure and privilege to meet you, Sally, as tour leader. Over the last 16 years I’ve travelled with different tour groups and leaders but I’ve never met one like you. ‘You are simply the best’. You held the group together and treated each and every single individual according to their own personal needs. What a great friendly bunch of travellers. Sally, I would like to travel with you any time in the future, I know I will be in good hands.” Vijaya, April 2024

“I want to share my experience, and that of my mother’s, with BEYOND Travel Companion Services in 2023. My mother was dying and a friend of hers said that if I didn’t come to her [in Adelaide] now, it would be too late. Most people would get in a car, drive to the airport and go home. For me, it was not so easy.  I have suffered for most of my lifetime with mental illness to the point of disability. I had, at this time, not stepped outside for over three years. Getting to my mother was something both of us felt was impossible. We had not seen each other for almost a decade. I started searching the internet for travel options. I came across a couple of websites and one of those was BEYOND Travel Companion Services. From the moment we first emailed, Sally put me at ease with her clear communication and responsiveness. She would respond so quickly to messages and grasped the urgency of the situation immediately. She was confident, kind and very efficient. I realised very quickly, if anyone could get me on a plane and through an international trip, it would be her. Sally is that female companion that puts you at ease, she’s a motherly figure, outgoing, bubbly and confident. She is so organised and thinks of everything. Thank you, Sally, words can’t express how much what you did means. I hope I will continue to have the pleasure of knowing you for years to come and that we may travel together again one day.” Sarah H, May/Oct 2023

“Sally is very professional and discrete; her experience is obvious and I appreciated her competency.” MC, Sept 202

“Sally was an amazing tour guide, always ready and able to give help where needed. Friendly and very patient. I would happily travel with Sally again.” YW, April 2023

“Sally was an amazing tour guide, always ready and able to give help where needed. Friendly and very patient. I would happily travel with Sally again.” YW, April 2023

“I had the pleasure of meeting Sally as my Tour Manager on my first trip to Norfolk Island in March 2023. At all times Sally acted in a professional manner, had good communication skills, well organised, and ensured all travellers enjoyed their NI experience. In our downtime Sally provided extra sightseeing and took us to Emily Bay, the museum, and Mt Pitt. Sally is passionate about travel and has a zest for life. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sally as a Tour Manager or Travel Companion and I hope that I can travel on one of her tours in the future.” Ann B, March 2023

“You do a really great job Sally, overcoming all the unexpected little happenings and making sure everyone has a great time.” HV, Jan 2023

“We spent an amazing week on Norfolk Island with our tour leader Sally Blyth. She has a great sense of humour, was always cheerful and sorted our every need. Everything was well-organised and she was always on time and informed us of any changes to the schedule. We hope she continues in her role as tour guide. All the best for her future.” C&H, March 2023

“I am No. 1 endorser of an award for a Gold Star Travel Companion/Escort. Sally excels at whatever she commits to. The most wonderful capable, unfazed, fun loving lady. Go Sally, go!”
Elaine J, July 2019

“Sally’s experience, confidence and pleasant manner were key components in the overall success and enjoyment of our trip. She is observant of people and surroundings and excellent at trouble-shooting. She thrives on new experiences yet has experience to draw on when things aren’t as they should be. In addition, she has a delightful laugh and a great sense of humour. Put simply, she is the ideal travel companion for any age.” JC, Aug 2018

“Sally has patience, perception of people’s needs and a delightful sense of humour. Her energy seems bottomless. A supreme organiser and very warm and caring person. All in all, she is a marvellous tour guide and inspires total confidence.” J. Clare, Aug 2018

“Two hospitalisations on our trip (including my wife) were a test of Sally’s resilience. She can multitask, able to handle problems with calmness and diplomacy, no matter how serious the challenge. The trip proceeded as scheduled with no one’s needs neglected. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sally to accompany people requiring support on an offshore trip, in either a group or one-on-one situation. My experience suggests she displays impeccable credentials to successfully carry out her passion.” Ross K, Aug 2018

“Recently I went with a tour group to Queensland. Our Tour Guide was Sally Blyth and what a treasure she was. I cannot speak highly enough of her efficiency, caring, pleasantness and calm when things didn’t go according to plan. She had a lot of extra pressure because of illness among the travellers which she dealt with magnificently. After many trips with various tour groups I can, without a doubt, say she was the best guide.” Lorna S, Aug 2018

“It was great to meet such a competent woman as yourself, Sally – nothing was a trouble to you.” Verna

“What a great leader, full of fun, caring and very well-organised. You made the trip very special.” Jenny S