Karen Grimshaw

Karen Grimshaw

Karen Grimshaw

"Your Holidays are Precious, We make them Priceless."


The Travel Industry is the only industry I have ever worked in, although trained as a shorthand typist, it was my ambition to travel and so I got the job of secretary to the boss in a tour operating company. Spain was the main destination for holidays followed by Italy, there was only one hotel in the South of Tenerife so without putting into actual years, it's clear how long I have stayed in travel and how drastically things have changed over the years.

It is the kind of job where you are dealing with people for a pleasurable and memorable event; something for them to look forward to which makes for a happy and enjoyable working career role. However, being the third most expensive outlay for clients makes it very important to offer and arrange the perfect holiday for them, ensuring a great experience and something that lives up to all expectations. Having been lucky enough over the years to have visited many places and hotels, I cannot go to every resort and accommodation in the world and therefore rely on clients to give me feedback on their trips.

Being a homeworker requires total commitment to the job; not having set hours, often working late and weekends also helps accommodate clients who work normal hours and wish to discuss their plans at times which would ordinarily be inconvenient for the high street travel agent. It can be a great comfort to people both at home and whilst on holiday knowing that there is always a contactable person at the end of the phone especially if there is a problem and help is needed when abroad, instead of being faced with the 'Sorry the office is now closed' or 'press 1 for .... Press 2 for ....'.

Sunset Faraway Holidays are the ideal Operator who also care for clients' well-being, they also want repeat business and are not a large conglomeration of where people are merely classed as numbers and statistics. I am positive that we can offer the best and most appropriate holiday solution for all passengers. I can only equate 'service' to being the same as applying for a new passport. You can send your old passport with the new photograph etc and hope to get it back within a few weeks or you can take it to the Post Office where they check the form, take your picture and you are assured to get the new one within a few weeks. Our aim is exactly the same - to make sure all runs smoothly and you get the holiday you wanted.


Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey

Los Angeles, 4 nights, Room Only

Direct Flights with Virgin Atlantic, , 4 nights staying at 5 Star Ritz Carlton Marina del read more »

  • Travel: 20 Oct - 12 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 08 Oct 2018
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fr £1,245
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Ramada Eastside - United Airlines

New York, 3 nights, Room Only

Direct Flights with United Airlines , , 3 nights staying at 3 Star Ramada Eastside, , All Airport read more »

  • Travel: 20 Oct - 12 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 09 Oct 2018
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fr £755
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Wellington Hotel

New York, 3 nights, Room Only

 Flights with Virgin Atlantic, , 3 nights staying at 3 Star Wellington Hotel, , All Airport read more »

  • Travel: 21 Nov - 12 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 22 Oct 2018
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fr £2,795
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India - Yoga at Fragrant Nature Kollam

Kerala- Southern India, 8 nights, Varied Meal Plan

Bonus offer: Daily Yoga Sessions, ,  Highlights: Kollam, ,  Alternate travel dates: 16 Jan 19 - 31 read more »

  • Travel: 01 Oct - 09 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 30 Sep 2018
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fr £1,629
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The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Phuket, 7 nights, Bed & Breakfast

Bonus offer: 25% Discount, ,  Departure from:, London Heathrow, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, read more »

  • Travel: 16 Apr - 06 Jul 2019
  • Book By: 31 Dec 2018
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fr £1,299
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Dinarobin Beachcomber

South Western Tip, 7 nights, Half Board

Price based on 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age staying at the elegant Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa which sits on the read more »

  • Travel: 25 May - 01 Jun 2019
  • Book By: 25 Mar 2019
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fr £4,799
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Apart from being one of the largest islands it has always been one of the most popular. The City is still as it was many, many years ago being steeped in history whilst other resorts have been developed to accommodate the tourists of today. The history spans some 2400 years but read more »


MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company – has a re-positioning cruise available at a great price and itinerary sailing from Genoa on the 5th November, 2013 for 18 nights. MSC Lirica  has 12 Decks and carries around 1500 passengers. Crew are mainly Italian and number read more »


Treat yourself to a weekend break to the ‘Eternal’ City – Rome. Whether you like history, archaeology, sightseeing, shopping or eating out then Rome has everything and more. It is an easy city to walk around but with so many sights to see, take something for read more »


Take the stress out of travelling by cruising with a departure from Southampton. No restrictions on luggage  and you find yourself straight on the holiday as soon as you board. Visit the Black Sea area including Lisbon, Malta, Turkey, Yalta, Odessa, Athens, Majorca, Vigo read more »


Take advantage of a very special offer cruising on the Queen Mary from Southampton to New York departing 2nd September, 2013. Spend 8 nights on this Luxury Liner travelling to New York and arriving the ‘Big Apple’ on 10th September, 2013. An Inside cabin on this read more »


Cruise on the Pacific Princess for 11 nights departing from Honolulu on either 28th September, 2014. Itinerary is Honolulu to Kauai, Maui, Hilo, Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti.  Prices start from £1569 in an Ocean View cabin and £2129 being a Mini Suite. The accommodation read more »

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    Dubai | Reviewed 30 Jan 2015
    We have used Karens expertise on at 3 far away trips to-date and each time we have found Karen to be excellent in offering advise and great service, along with competitive pricing. the hotels have always been first class so we look forward to our next two trips with confidence.

    by john
    redditch, worcestershire

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