Personal Travel Companion Services
no limits, new horizons

About BEYOND Personal Travel Companion Service

ABOUT ME

Sally Blyth, PTC

Hi, I'm Sally Blyth and I set up Beyond PTCS to help people travel without stress and with as much love as I have for it. I've always been a globetrotter, alongside a diverse professional career in New Zealand and UK/Europe. I've worked in a variety of fields including health & disability, organisational change, conferences/events, writing/editing, creativity, property and travel.

  • 40+ years of travel 
  • 40+ countries visited
  • 40+ airlines flown
  • 40+ ski resorts enjoyed

With pleasure and purpose, I have loved visiting and exploring near and far since I was young. There are very few places within New Zealand that I have not been to. Further afield, I have travelled to the familiar, the famous, the remote and the lesser-known. I lived in London for ten years during the 1980s and have travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, for work and leisure.

Portfolios include: Group Tour Leader (for Maher Escorted Tours), freelance travel writer, artist, designer, facilitator, administrator as well as being a long-time committee person and contributor to the community. The world continually keeps me inspired. I am a self-confessed Europhile and a Kiwi at heart. I love a challenge and welcome new experiences. People and travel are my passions.

I have two adult sons (one currently living in London). My husband and I married in 2017 after 25 years together!

I'd love to accompany you and ensure you have the time of your life! If I am unavailable to assist you personally, you'll be in the wonderful care of a member of my PTC team. Each PTC Team Member has all the attributes that will ensure you travel safely and in the best of hands.  Find out m re about the team below.


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ABOUT THE PTC TEAM

If I'm unavailable, one of my PTC team members can help!

All our PTCs are:

Patient
Travel savvy
Compassionate
Selfless

All members of our PTCS team: love People, have Patience, are Personable, show Prowess, can Problem solve, are excellent Planners, and fully understand the Purpose of the role. Confidentiality, conversation and consideration guaranteed!

 

Our Team

Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton

Personal Travel Companion International & New Zealand

About Kim: Hi, my name is Kim Hamilton. For the past 22 years I have been a passionate mother to four now teenage/adult children. We have travelled extensively as a family exploring new and interesting places especially in Europe. I enjoy people's company and conversation. I love to read, create colourful home interiors, visit art galleries, share and create delicious meals, look at gardens, observe and hang out with people of all ages. I am organised, efficient, practical and resilient and am very good at calmly multi-tasking.

Taina von Blaramberg

Taina von Blaramberg

Personal Travel Companion International and New Zealand

About Taina Hi, I’m Taina von Blaramberg – Kiwi born and bred, but with many nationalities in my blood. I’ve been fortunate to travel to many places during my career, including working as a nurse in London, visiting much of Europe and tracing my family ancestry in Finland and Germany. I returned to NZ with a Swedish man, so our family is now a mini United Nations! I enjoy meeting people wherever I travel, always keen to understand their experiences and learn of the events that have shaped their lives. A love of food and local cuisine has led to many enjoyable encounters. Having older parents, I am aware of how the desire to continue to travel can, at times, be limited by health concerns, making it difficult for people to undertake on their own. Through my experiences of arranging travel opportunities for my parents and wider family, I know that I am adaptable and organised. I take great pleasure in facilitating experiences that come with travel and enjoy assisting people see their travel ideas come to life.

More info about other PTC team members coming soon!


ABOUT BEYOND

This is our framework ...

PURPOSE: To inspire people to go beyond their expectations 

VISION: A world of connection, compassion, creativation* and celebration 

VALUES:

  • Integrity: Operating from an honest, selfless, intuitive and genuine core
  • Heart: Embracing family, friends, the community and humankind with love and care
  • Creativation*: Exploring beyond the known to create the exceptional
  • No Limits: Stretching to the max for eternal growth
  • Play: Savouring the fine and frivolous - with purpose
  • Simplicity: Clear, transparent, simple and splendid everything
  • Vitality: Sharing life’s magic to the full

STRATEGIES:

  • Nurture everyone
  • Care with confidence
  • Connect with people and the community - local and global
  • Create, Learn, Embrace opportunity
  • Give to enhance others' lives

*Creativation is my self-coined term for all things creative!