All tours feature hand-selected boutique accommodation in superb scenic or central locations or are chosen for the heritage attributes and refined amenities. We sail by small ship, or yacht, tour in private vehicles and our gourmet highlights are designed to showcase regional cuisine, including private tastings and hands on demonstrations.
Solo Group Journeys are hand-selected hosted tours, packages, cruises and soft adventures offering in-depth, immersive itineraries, culinary highlights with the safety comfort and companionship of travelling in a small group. Offered exclusively to single travellers, with low single room supplements or twin-share rooming options.
Wine Expert & SGJ Host
Brad Blundell is our qualified, resident Wine Expert and Small Group Journeys host. Brad's gastronomic expertise ensures every itinerary has a culinary highlight or premium tasting experience - whether wine, liqueur, craft beer, olive oil, cheese, truffles or regional delicacies.
Owner Helloworld Travel & SGJ
The Small Group Journeys collection of cruises and private tours are hand-crafted by Jacinta Blundell, a long-term travel industry professional and owner of Helloworld Travel Buderim and Helloworld Travel Caboolture King Street - both formerly Harvey World Travel stores before the national re-branding.
Co-Owner Helloworld Travel & SGJ
Geoff Bell is Jacinta's father and business partner, and co-owns Helloworld Travel Buderim and Helloworld Travel Caboolture King St. Passionate about travel, wine and great adventures, Geoff is an experienced traveller, and recently co-hosted our Small Group Journeys Panama & Mexico tour.
Senior Travel Advisor Helloworld Travel Caboolture
Leanne is one of our a Senior Travel Advisors with over 15 years’ experience and explored 65 countries, combined with her passion for travel and commitment to providing exemplary service. She enjoys getting out from behind the desk and taking the opportunity to meeting people and help create the most amazing holiday experiences in a more relaxed environment, she is happy to meet with you in the comfort of your home/business or the local coffee shops. If solo travel, small group journeys, soft adventure – snow skiing/trekking – walking tours, ladies only groups or cruising the world sounds like your type of holiday - then Leanne would love to work with you to help create your perfect travel adventure! She believe's our industry is continually evolving, and therefore being out exploring the world’s destinations as well as being on top of all the qualifications available within the industry is critical to ensure we offer professional knowledgeable travel advice.
Team Leader Helloworld Travel Forest Glen
Chloe is Jacinta’s Daughter, yes, we are a 3 x generational business! Chloe is a part of our team at Helloworld Travel Forest Glen. After recently escorting the very first Solo Group Journey, through Laos in 2019, Chloe is looking forward to escorting many more groups, where she can share the wonders of the world, the love for new experiences and creating magical moments. Working with Helloworld Travel for 7 years, she is incredibly passionate about the wide world of travel and has always loved sharing the journey with others.
“We had the best fun on our Small Group Journey to Italy and Croatia. Jacinta had every detail smoothly organised and Brad made sure no one got lost or left out. A very varied but active group, we laughed long and loud every day as we ate great food, tasted good wines, and explored interesting places. The accommodation was pretty special too! We’re looking forward to taking another Small Group Journey before too long."
"From planning journeys and having showcasing events, Jacinta and Brad are efficient and organized, giving 110% to ensure their guests have a fantastic experience. Their Small Group Journeys capture the all-important interests of the areas visited as well as local food and wine experiences. Itinerary changes while travelling, go without a hitch and sometimes end up finding something exciting like the Edivo Wine Bar where the wine (Navis Mysterium) is aged in bottles under the sea.
“Jacinta's office for "Small Group Journeys" should be in Geneva as they run smoothly as a Swiss watch. Each journey is meticulously planned down to the last detail, and very importantly there is always a PLAN B. We have had the pleasure of joining Jacinta on several journeys, they were memorable fun filled trips. Jacinta’s Small group Journeys are not the cheapest BUT they are very good value for money. You see what you went to see in comfort and from the best vantage point."