This month, Cheshire-based Travel Consultant, Andrea Redwood, celebrates a remarkable 25 years working for award-winning travel agent, Carrier Travel.

Her career at the holiday specialist began when she was just 19 years old. She has since firmly established a reputation for her willingness to go the extra mile amongst her peers and loyal clients – some of whom have been booking their holidays with Andrea since she first joined the company.

Andrea has travelled extensively over the years and has first-hand knowledge and experience to make the best recommendations to her clients. To mark her 25 year anniversary, she has highlighted her top 25 experiences spanning her career at Carrier Travel:

1. Riding and bathing elephants in Khao Lak, Thailand

2. Watching a pack of wild dogs hunt a leopard in Botswana

3. Great White Shark cage diving off the coast of Gansbaii in South Africa

4. Walking safari in South Africa and stumbling across a female cheetah with her two cubs

5. Travelling on the iconic Blue Train on an overnight journey from Pretoria to Cape Town

6. Bathing in the hot springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

7. Climbing the cramped shaft inside the Great Pyramid, Cairo to see one of the many chambers

8. Feeding the resident stingrays at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Maldives

9. Mokoro canoeing along the flooded channels in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

10. Walking the Grand Prix track in Monte Carlo

11. Waking up to an elk grazing in front of my cabin at Jasper Park Lodge, British Columbia

12. Dinner at the ‘Top of the World’ revolving restaurant at the Stratosphere, Las Vegas

13. Helicopter ride over Manhattan, New York

14. Walking the Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver - 230ft above the Capilano River

15. Entering Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings

16. Watching a mother and baby hippo walk along the riverbank just before sunrise in Selous, Southern Tanzania

17. Carrier Travel winning ‘Luxury Travel Agent of the Year’ at the TTG Travel Awards 2013

18. Meeting the locals who benefit from the Uthando project in Cape Town’s townships

19. Watching fire flies dancing in the moonlight at the Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

20. Watching the fishermen bring in their daily catch in Zanzibar

21. A wonderful Thai Massage at Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

22. Riding the Jumeirah Sceirah waterslide in Dubai

23. Skiing the soft powder snow on Jasper Mountain, Canada

24. Cruising into Monte Carlo port and seeing iconic sights of the casino and the palace along with the multi-million pound yachts moored up in the marina

25. Winning the ‘Personality of the Year’ award at the annual Carrier Christmas party 2014

Commenting on her career and reaching the milestone, Andrea Redwood said; 

“I love the buzz of finding that 'perfect' holiday for my clients so that they have everything they need to ensure they have the holiday of a lifetime – I leave no stone unturned! I find the challenge of meeting their expectations and being able to present them with a bespoke holiday experience that they never forget just as exciting today as I did 25 years ago. I am very much looking forward to my next 25 years and I am sure they will be filled with many more adventures to come!” 

Contact Andrea today and speak to her about her own travel experiences, travel tips and personal recommendations to help you find that perfect holiday.