Tom evolved from adventure to luxury travel, and now combines the best of both worlds for his clients.
From famous Michelin starred restaurants and private jets, to authentic street meat carts and jungle explorations, he’s always after the most unique experiences. Born and raised in the UK, Tom now calls New York home having lived in London, Manchester, Toronto and Vancouver.
What inspired you to become a travel agent?
I’ve always been an aviation geek with a fascination of maps, explorers, hotels… essentially everything travel. Coming off my first big solo trip, it was clear that I’d found my calling. Time is our most precious commodity and at the end of it all, we only remember the experiences and the impactful human connections we’ve made. I love helping others discover their “why” in travel – that’s what drives me.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
Witnessing real-life Planet Earth and seeing hundreds of water buffalo chaotically swirling trying to avoid a lion attack in the Serengeti. The thunderous rumble, the smell of the dust – it was a complete immersive experience I’ll never forget.
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Tom, thank you for all the help, guidance, and expertise you provided putting our amazing safari travel package together! It was truly a trip of a lifetime! The safari game camps in Kenya and Tanzania far surpassed our expectations! We cannot say enough about the andBeyond accommodations and staff at each camp. We were treated impeccably and felt that each camp's staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and to ensure that we had a memorable experience. We couldn't have done it without you - all our connections (jeeps, small planes, etc.) to and from each camp worked beautifully. We appreciated your professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to every detail. And, yes, we saw so many majestic animals! We cannot wait to book another trip through you!
-Mayra & Steve Gould
Tom helped coordinate a week long tour of Italy for my entire extended family (8 of us). People flying in from multiple locations, incorporating destinations that each person wanted to see, and also factoring in my parents not being as mobile as everyone else. He made the entire process easy, provided multiple options for hotels, restaurants, etc.. Couldn't have been happier with the way it went.
I recently reached back out to see if he could pull off the impossible on a trip to Florida. I was trying set up a private photoshoot for my girlfriend and he was able to get the artist and photographer that make the whole experience over the top. I highly recommend hiring time for any of your travel needs.
Tom is always responsive and a pleasure to work with! He communicates clearly and responds quickly across time zones.
Tom is the BEST!
Tom has been taking care of the travel needs for my boss for a couple of years, and he hits it out of the park every time. To start this year off, we had him help us with a team retreat - wrangling 18 travellers in one group. Tom took care of the planning, execution and detail - everything we could need with our trip. He is always available if something comes up unexpectedly. I can't recommend Tom highly enough.
-Executive Assistant to Dr. Shannon Humphrey
Tom was highly professional and efficient. He surpassed our expectations. Not only that, but our trip likely would have been a disaster without his help. Early in our trip we had very noisy people directly above us and so we asked to move rooms. We were told there was nothing left in our room class and we were asked if we'd be willing to pay for an upgrade. We said yes. We were asked to check with them later. An hour later, they told us sorry but they were full and there was nothing they could do. I emailed Tom and in less than 5 minutes he replied "I'm on it". An hour later, their assistant GM found us on the beach, apologized sincerely for the issue, and let us know they were upgrading us free of charge to a top floor suite. Wow, what a different experience. This only happened because we used Tom as our travel agent, rather than booking online ourselves. Thank you Tom, you made it an amazing vacation. You proved without a doubt the value of working with you.
Tom is excellent and gave up-to-date and accurate advice on booking the room we want. He was spot on about the resort and everything met our expectations! Thank you!
-Dr. Sandra Lee
We have never been disappointed with our tours arranged by Tom. We had excellent guides, one of which was the owner of the company. All guides were prompt, vans clean and safe, fun excursions to places we would most likely not have known about. The castles outside Dublin were interesting, fantastic luncheon on the Irish coast known for their seafood! Weather was challenging, but tours were adjusted to maximize our sites and allow us to see all and more than we expected. I would highly recommend Tom, and we will contact him again for another adventure!
Tom is and always has been a true pleasure to deal with in planning a significant and adventurous trip. His experience and capability to envision a meaningful itinerary makes the adventure a seamless yet exciting and challenging but comfortable experience. His links with the Dare to Explore people based in South Africa provide real-time local knowledge of the situations you can expect to meet while on the African continent. As anticipated the "Gorillas in Rwanda" experience was as special and remarkable as we had hoped. Thanks again, Rosalyn and Troy
-Rosalyn and Troy Manthorpe
Tom is the best advisor there is; he provides awesome assistance every time. He is always available to assist, even with last-minute changes. He makes excellent suggestions and thinks ahead to make sure travel is seamless.
Tom is a very informative, flexible and patient person. I have booked out travels with him since 2015. He is awesome.
Amazing! I’ve been working with Tom for almost 10 years and every trip he has booked was impeccably planned and executed. This was no different. He takes time to learn about his clients and their interests and uses this knowledge to tailor trips accordingly. From the moment you leave to the moment you get home you know that everything will be seamless and that you’ll enjoy everything he plans.