After a brief childhood dream of being an RAF fighter pilot, Lisa has thought of nothing but working in travel, an industry she's been involved in for the past 20 years. Since studying travel and tourism at college she's worked for tour operators, travel agents, cruise lines and airlines. She's travelled on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, worked in a hotel on the island of Minorca and even spent six months working on a cruise ship in the sunny Caribbean. In 2007, she brought her years of experience to Wexas, where she's continued to expand her expertise in Europe, travelling to the likes of Sicily, Malta, Mallorca, the Norwegian fjords, Bavaria in Germany and the Spanish cities of Cordoba and Madrid, the latter of which she cites as her favourite city in the world.
A rich heritage and outstanding landscapes compete for your attention during holidays in Europe. With more countries than Asia crammed into a relatively compact space, for tailor made holidays Europe is unmatched.
Read Lisa’s latest articles
It's easy to love Spain's sunny beaches and stylish cities, but the north of the country has a charm that's a little bit rustic, a little bit traditional, and full to bursting with personality and gorgeous holiday experiences.
Follow Wexas specialist Lisa Ayling on her journey aboard one of Europe’s greatest trains – The Orient Express. She gives her expert recommendations on what to pack, what to wear and how to get the best out of your trip.
From renting classic cars to planning high-end picnics, these tips will help you craft a luxury self-drive holiday.
Lonely Planet has just released their Best in Europe list, and nothing makes us happier than seeing some of our favourite places make the cut. Here are some of our favourite spots from the list - and how you can get there with Wexas.