Meet Candy | The Girl behind Soi 55

Hi, my name is Candy and I’m an Independent Travel Consultant living in Portugal since 2016. I’m here to help you plan the perfect trip to Portugal, Spain and Italy.

With 15+years of travel planning experience (7 of them in Portugal) I can help you cut through the overwhelming amount of information online. Whether you have an exact route in mind or you have no idea where to start I can curate a personalised itinerary that offers you a truly unique experience.

Candy’s Story

Candy spent most of her twenties working as a lifeguard & surf instructor in the summer, and traveling & surfing far flung destinations in the winter. In 2015, whilst on a ‘happiness mission’ in Thailand and Indonesia Candy founded the Soi 55 brand so she could work from anywhere. In 2016 she moved to Portugal where she is now based permanently.

In 2021 Candy’s world got turned upside down when she was diagnosed with angle-closure glaucoma and ovarian cancer in the space of a year. Despite chronic illness and ongoing treatment she continues to make the most of life, traveling at every given opportunity. Since diagnosis she has continued to build on her travel experience and finally put her expert travel knowledge to use by offering personal travel planning.

When she’s not seeking out hidden gems and booking flights, she’s on the beach, swimming in the Atlantic or drinking spritz in the sun.

Planning a trip to Portugal, Spain or Italy? I’m here to help.

If you want to plan the perfect trip but there are just too many options, I can help you make the most of your time.  If you want a personalised travel itinerary, full to the brim with authentic experiences, I’ve got you…

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