I’ve been fortunate enough to have extensively travelled the world; the highlight being my long awaited month-long trip to Nepal - I adore the great outdoors (hiking, climbing, biking and a few adrenaline sports thrown in for good measure).
Other countries include, Australia, New Zealand (ski and summer seasons), China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, South America (worked a ski season in the Andes), India, Canada, USA (including a month in Alaska) and most of Europe (I’ve worked in Turkey/Greece, Austria, Switzerland and the Italian lakes).
I’ve indulged in 8 European ski seasons and 2 in the Southern Hemisphere (New Zealand and Chile/Argentina) and try to cram in at least 2 European ski holidays now that I’m UK bound. My specialist areas are skiing in Europe, Asia and family holidays in the Mediterranean.
I love being intrepid, skiing off-piste in waist-deep powder, snowboarding on wide-open slopes and crazy tree lines, camping, being outdoors and generally spending time with my activity-seeking daughter, Isla.
Favourite places I’ve been
France, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden – enormous ski areas/fantastic off-piste
China – amazing lime castes and wonderful cultural differences
New Zealand – hiking and biking and extreme adventure sports
Tasmania – the land that time forgot
The States: New York, LA, South Carolina and Nashville – you’ve got to love the Americans for their enthusiasm
01. Siem Riep, Cambodia – spend 2 days seeing the temples of your choice, then spend at least 1 day "getting lost" amongst some of the more unknown sites (it’s amazing what you discover)
02. St. Anton, Austria – hire an off-piste guide and head off the back to the Valluga – off-piste itinerary heaven
03. Queenstown, New Zealand – ditch the coach/car and grab a bike to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world and enjoy the hospitality of the Kiwis.
Verdura Resort & Spa, Sicily – an amazing resort with some superb activities. Don’t miss La Planeta winery and La Foresteria for a delicious lunch
Anassa Resort, Cyprus – service at its best
Hotel Kristiania, Lech – boutique chic
What my guests have said
"Thank you Tara, you’re a star".
"I just wanted to say thank you for helping with arranging my stay in Zermatt. I was extremely well looked after by Lucie, Zoe and the whole team in resort, they couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful. It was brilliant seeing your properties and Zermatt, they are all beautiful and Zermatt really is a fabulous resort.