February 2023

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

Most of my guests and clients fall into the “senior” bracket – and thus they are people with life experience, wisdom, well-rounded opinions and a true sense of who they are. Many are well-travelled and conversation always flows easily. I love meeting and chatting with people, especially in gorgeous settings far away from our homes!

Here’s a selection of what people have said:

“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, was 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 Leader or Travel Companion and I hope that I can travel on one of her tours in the future.” Ann B, Matamata (NI, March 2023 – with Pukekohe Travel)

“We have just 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.” Cheryl and Helmut, Auckland (NI, March 2023 – with Pukekohe Travel)

“You do a really great job Sally, overcoming all the unexpected little happenings and making sure everyone has a great time.” HV (Racing in the Chathams tour)

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

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

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

“Sally is resilient and can multi-task, handling challenges with calmness and diplomacy. I have no hesitation in recommending her to accompany people requiring support on a trip, either in a group or one-on-one.” Ross

“Sally has patience, perception of people’s needs and a delightful sense of humour. She is a marvellous tour guide and inspires total confidence.” JC

“What a treasure Sally was, I cannot speak highly enough of her efficiency, caring, pleasantness and calm manner.” Lorna

“Sally’s experience, confidence and pleasant manner were key components in the overall success and enjoyment of our trip.” Jenny C