Meet Us

Our team

The team at Vagabond Travel and Tours Pty Ltd have over 60 years of combined experience in the travel industry.

Africa Specialist & Unique Worldwide Journeys Coordinator

Michelle Martin-Sharrock

Travel Agent

Africa & Worldwide

Michelle has been involved in the travel industry for over 15 years after embarking on career change from a successful hospitality/function management background. Africa is her passion and she has travelled extensively throughout the African Continent and the world enjoying many varied travel experiences ranging from Gorilla trekking in Uganda, Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town, enjoying a White Christmas in Europe, cruising the Mediterranean and ziplining & horseback riding in the Western Caribbean.

Michelle has enjoyed international travel to the African Continent – South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Swaziland. Mauritius, West & North Caribbean Islands, South Pacific islands, United States incl Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Scotland, England & Dubai.

She looks forward to sharing her experience, passion and enthusiasm for travel and designing an itinerary that will bring your dreams to life.


Worldwide Journeys

Pat Mangan

Travel Agent

Australia, Farming & Worldwide

Pat has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 successful years running tours within Australia and round the word. During this period Pat has designed and led specialty farming & agricultural tours both domestically and overseas and has the advantage of having been in Agriculture all his life being raised on a family farm in Northern Victoria and still currently farming in Geelong operating a Hereford beef cattle breeding herd of 200 + breeders.

As part of the agriculture side Pat also runs an engineering business building stock crates for farmers and stock carriers which are sold all over Australia under the trading name Swagman Stockcrates.

Pat has travelled extensively throughout Australia and around the world to destinations and continents too numerous to mention, anywhere off the beaten track is where he feels most complete camping under the stars with his swag sitting around the camp fire telling a good yarn to fellow like minded travellers.


Farming & Australian Outback Tour Co-ordinator

Karen Elliott

Travel Agent

Australia, Farming & Administration

Karen has been involved in the travel industry for over 15 years, beginning with bookkeeping and administration before changing direction entirely and managing reservations for an extensive Australia program. In addition to the Australia trips, for the last 10 years Karen has been working with Pat Mangan in the co-ordination of both inbound and outbound farming and agri tours to a wide variety of destinations. She is from a rural background, growing up on a prime lamb and beef cattle family farm in the Riverina.

Karen has enjoyed travel throughout England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand with some river cruising in France.