My first international trip was while I was in my Mother’s belly, and so my wanderlust began! 


It would not have been a surprise to many if I had taken a ‘gap’ year before or after University to travel. However, I did what most do and I followed societal norms – went to University, got a 9-to-5 job, got a dog and got married. I lived a very comfortable life. I was fortunate enough to be able to take multiple trips a year. Yet, I didn’t quite feel fulfilled. I was always wanting more.  


On our way home from a trip, waiting to board our flight, I casually mentioned to my husband that we should take a sabbatical from life to travel around the world. It took him a few months to warm up to my crazy idea, yet before we both knew it, we were boarding a plane to embark on an adventure around the world. Initially, the plan was to travel for 1 year, but 1 year turned into 18 months. Time simply flew. This was quite literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it really only opened up my appetite to travel even more.  


In the words of Gustave Flaubert, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Truer words could not have been spoken!


Over the years, I have lived in 3 countries and have traveled to more than 60 countries on 6 continents. I have planned each of my trips myself for the past two decades, so it’s safe to say that I am in the know about travel. I am passionate about detail and know that it’s incredibly important to spend your time off well. I’ve been there. It’s why I have created Brillini Travels. My sole mission is to encourage and indulge your curiosity about the world and to ensure that your time away is perfect.


I am a strong believer that travel changes lives and should be made available to everyone, without the hefty price tags of personalized travel agencies. Unfortunately, planning your dream trip on your own can be an unnecessarily frustrating and daunting process – battling the internet’s unreliable information, choice overload, hours of research… The list goes on and on. Putting together your own travel itinerary can be a real challenge. Thankfully, with our expert knowledge and personal experience, we can help you get it right every time.  


Break away from the influence of mass tourism and enjoy the perks of a bespoke itinerary with us!

Happy Travels,

Brillini Gentles, Founder


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