My interest or more appropriately obsession with travel started as soon as I was old enough to hold an Atlas, from the beaches of Bondi, to the Winelands of South Africa to the tree tops of the Amazon I have been fortunate to have traveled many countries and cover every continent.
A true passion for me is Rio such a vibrant city, the people; the sights the sounds are so magical. Canoeing down the Amazon is certainly a highlight of my travels, not for the fainthearted but an unforgettable experience. With my partner as a Chef food is something top of the list when traveling, be it local favorites or three star Michelin restaurants, next on the wish list French Laundry in Napa Valley, California. Cambodia, Burma and India are my next top three desired destinations to explore and discover.
What my guests have said
"I sincerely appreciate your first class professionalism, responding to my emails in timely manner with genuine care for your clients, which reflects the reputation of Scott Dunn. Thanks again for all your help."
"Being able to talk to someone who knew the hotels made all the difference. Jessica could not be more helpful, understanding and efficient. It really meant we could look forward to our vacation and as you say, that is as good as the vacation itself."
"Many thanks for your help with this search. You had a very professional and friendly approach and I would happily recommend your services to my friends and associates."
"Just wanted to let you know I had a lovely break. It was possibly my most relaxing vacation ever!"
"I just wanted to say how nice it's been dealing with you and Scott Dunn. Booking vacations is supposed to be easier online, but there is really no substitute for personal attention!"
"You are so reliable and proactive. Thank you so very much for all your amazing help and assistance with our trips over the past year."
"You’ve helped me choose some great destinations and hotels and also given me some great memories as a result."
"Thank you, your assistance has been invaluable."
"Jessica was so knowledgeable and couldn't have been more helpful."
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jessica for the preparation and handling of the vacation. My wife and I had a most memorable vacation experience. Thank you, once again!"
"Jessica was great. She got on the case straight away and came up with a place at short notice which ticked all the boxes."
"FANTASTIC! We felt very assured to know we were being looked after, especially when there was the air controller strike days before our departure date. Given that we gave only a few weeks notice it was amazing you were able to book us on such a perfect vacation. Of course I will recommend you to everyone! Jessica was completely on it from the word go and instantly understood what we wanted and not at all bothered to look into different options making it the perfect vacation for us."
"Another fabulous vacation- thank you. Ability to tailor vacation and hotel/resort knowledge."
"Jessica was amazing, she sorted the honeymoon within our budget to 5* hotels in amazing locations when others had told us we could not do the Amalfi coast with our budget, and she was so efficient and even on hand whilst we were away. She must have arranged the little welcome bottles of prosecco in our rooms, which always makes the difference."
"Jessica was fantastic and dealt brilliantly with all our requests and even changes to our trip at the last minute."
"Jessica was friendly and knowledgeable. If she was not available, someone else from the office was quick to respond to our emails on her behalf. We always felt confident that the representatives were familiar with our itinerary."
Favourite places I've been
- Discover your inner Audrey Hepburn in Rome and hire a vintage vespa to get around. You’ll avoid the busy traffic and fit in with the locals at the same time!
- Make sure you head up Sugar Loaf mountain just before sunset to see Rio at its most beautiful and get some inspiring photos to wow your friends and family!
- Head to Woolloomooloo Wharf just a short walk from the center of Sydney. This dock once welcomed Merchant ships is now home to stunning al fresco bars and restaurants over the water, great for looking out for a few famous locals.
My hot picks
Stunning hillside hotel, set on high on the Volcanic hills of the East Coast with unbelievable views of the Lombok Strait. The three tier pool that flows down the middle of the resort is its trademark, sip a cocktail on the top tier and dream away.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Val d'Orcia, this hotel has jaw dropping views. One for foodies, they have a brilliant cookery school and grow all produce on site. This once a small hill top hamlet now and exclusive country retreat. Beautiful!