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You may be wondering what qualities you need to hold the ‘Travelman’ title? How about if you’ve travelled extensively and then gone on to make millions in the travel industry? Turning a passion for ‘hitting the road’ into a successful career in travel is unusual, rare even. It’s on this basis that I believe I quite rightly qualify.

My story is full of the usual challenges life throws at us and the good news is that there are many lessons I’d like to share with you. Like why you shouldn’t bury your passport in the sand when sleeping on a beach in the South of France. Or why writing a share-holders business agreement on the back of a beer mat is asking for trouble, further down the line. That sort of thing.

I’ll share a few of my travel tales – and tips. Some of these you’ll find humorous, others, I’m afraid, darn right tragic.

He encouraged me to buy my first backpack and go hitch-hiking at the grand old age of sixteen. Far too young to be dossing around Europe and kipping rough by today’s standards, I admit, but back in the late ’70s, it was totally acceptable.


My father was an early pioneer of travel in the UK. His company, ‘Swiss Travel Service’, established in 1949, was among the first to offer travel opportunities to everyday people after the Second World War. Walter inspired and encouraged Jerry to see the world from an early age.

Jerry is fortunate enough to mix his three years at University with backpacking trips across Europe, Turkey and India.  After graduating he embarked on an incredible 22 month overland trip to Australia (without mobile, guide book or credit card). The epic 24,000 kms car trip around Australia in a beat up Holden station wagon is not for the faint hearted. Ask him about his amazing, and sometimes life threatening travel tales. You will definitely enjoy some of his personal travel photographs. Indeed, be warned though, they will make you want to pack your bags and ‘hit the road!’

Free Travel Advice, Suggestions and Tips

Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia, & South America offer visitors a wide array of holiday choices. If you are planning a trip and require some personal worldwide travel recommendations please contact Jerry. His advice about where to travel and what to do when you get there is based on over thirty years experience.

Free Business Advice – Start-up or Established

Jerry offers useful business advice for start-up companies and those looking to ‘exit’ based on firsthand experience. He knows what it’s like to make and then lose millions. He inspires us to be passionate about what we do and never to give up hope. Email Jerry directly for no-nonsense free business advice and tips.

Jerry’s Current Business Involvements Include:-

New Zealand Vacations is a specialist travel company selling self-drive itineraries and tailor-made holidays around New Zealand. Our clients predominantly live in North America and Canada. We have also recently added holiday itineraries and short-stay packages around Australia to the website. Please feel free to contact contact the team for advice and a quote.

What to do in Wellington offers visitors a unique day tour of Wellington as well as top advice about what to do in New Zealand’s vibrant capital city.

Other businesses highlighted here are enterprises family and friends have set up. These vary from a 15th Century hotel, L’Abbaye-Château de Camon, in the South of France to a wine bar and restaurant in Melbourne called Embla Let  me know if you are visiting them and Jerry will ensure you receive a very good deal! If you are an intrepid adventurer, live in the UK or Europe and need comprehensive travel insurance cover please contact The True Traveller Travel Insurance company based in London.

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