I started to get "itchy feet" when I decided to take a year off between Sixth Form and art college to experience the world of work. I lasted six months before I packed my bag and spent the next four months inter-railing and backpacking around Europe. This sealed the deal! I had to see as much as I could, and from there on I have traveled around the world.
To fund this trip instead of working the usual pub, supermarket or shop job I had the pleasure of spending five months working for Scott Dunn in Val d’Isère, France at Chalet Eagle's Nest.
All this has expanded my passion for travel to the extent that I couldn’t imagine a job working in any other industry and I hope to pass on my knowledge and let other people enjoy everything the world has to offer!
What my guests have said
"I wouldn't look to book with anyone else now I have experience the Scott Dunn experience so for anyone who is looking for that same standard I would recommend they do the same! From start to finish it was first class. Nothing was missing from this vacation, thank you SO much!"
"Grateful to Mike Harlow for his patience, advice and excellent service throughout the booking process"
"Mike Harlow is our representative and is simply excellent. Deals with all feedback well and efficiently. Really like Mike Harlow and his service."
"Mike was a pleasure to deal with and knew exactly what my family's requirements would be."
"Mike Harlow could not have been more helpful, courteous or knowledgeable and came up with an ideal vacation for us."
"Very good communication during the booking process."
Favourite places I've been
For the best beach and snorkeling, head to the island of Nacula in the Ysawas in Fiji. The white sands and crystal clear water mixed with the Fijian hospitality is not to be missed!
For some unique off piste take the Algulle Percee chair lift in Tignes ski across to the ‘Eye of the Needle’ Rock. Remove your skies climb up and through the ‘Eye’ and enjoy the deep un-touched powder on the other side!
For a true Kwiana experience head to Kawhia in the North Island. In February grab a feed at the Maori Kai (food) festival. Try the green shell mussels on Maori fried bread, Paua fritters, or a Hangi. Then take a walk along the black-sanded Ocean beach.
My hot picks
Almost the opposite to the traditional Alpine chalet this ‘matchstick’, contemporary, free standing building offers more than just your usual chalet with a built in cinema with popcorn maker and huge selection of classic and modern films.
Ski from the summit to the sea, hike to Finland, catch fish in the Fjords or ride with huskies. This stunning Lodge in the Arctic cirlce offers so much more than just the Northern Lights.