Lyn Silford

I’m Lyn and I concentrate mainly on the administration side so I don’t actually sell many holidays. I do, though, get to look through all the lovely holidays that our customers book and get inspiration for my own travels. I’ve worked in travel for the last seventeen years and have seen many changes in the industry. I love to see people’s faces when they come back and tell me about the amazing places that they have seen and they thank all the staff here for suggesting things they might not have thought of.

My favourite holiday recently has been a wonderful river cruise down the Danube with Uniworld. I have visited Budapest many times and to sail into a sunny Budapest at the end of the holiday was an experience I will never forget. I also went on another river cruise down the Rhine recently and without a doubt this is one of the best and most relaxing ways to visit places that otherwise I would never get to visit. Everybody here jokes that if you want a river cruise talk to me as I haven’t stopped selling its merits since I came back.

I am not sure what my next planned trip is. All I know is that it will involve me sailing down a river.
I do have a bucket list and it is mostly centred around iconic experiences. I’d love to travel on the Orient Express, sail across the Atlantic into New York and visit Singapore for a cocktail in Raffles Hotel.

I have mainly visited Europe and have a passion for galleries and museums. I once spend 10 days in Paris and visited over 25 museums and also spent a week in Florence pounding the streets and taking in the sights. Having said that, at times there’s some times when all I need is to sit back and relax (preferably in the sun) with a good book, good food and wine, and let the world pass me by while I people watch and dream.

My top travel tip is to learn as much as you can about what you want to see and do before visiting somewhere so that you don’t have your nose in a guide book or on your phone. You can then look around you and take in the culture while you are out and about.