A native Aussie, Bookholder has spent a great deal of time Down Under, traveling around her home country as a child before studying tourism and business in New South Wales. Today, she’s based in San Diego and returns at least two or three times a year to search for new ways to experience old favorites, like adrenaline tours of Sydney featuring seaplanes, motorcycles, and jet boats. Recently, Bookholder has been combining drastically different excursions (sand boarding in Port Stephens in the morning with wine tasting in the Hunter Valley during the afternoon) for clients. She’s also started enhancing layovers, so they can trade in hours at the airport in Fiji for a day drinking kava with locals.
"Cassandra Bookholder provided us with the trip of a lifetime. She knows Australia inside and out. We swam with sharks, rang in the New Year from a penthouse over Sydney Harbor, pet koalas, fed kangaroos, and dined at both fun local haunts and Relais & Châteaux destinations. Every detail of our trip was curated for our family from private bike and wine tours to our own villa on the Great Barrier Reef. She provided superlative service at every step of the way. We cannot recommend her highly enough." - Stephanie Lofgren