Founder and CEO
Sam is half Scottish, half New Zealander, born and raised in Hong Kong and Japan, schooled in England and now living in Spain. He is a mish-mash of cultural backgrounds and now an adopted Sevillano!

Sam’s love for Spain began when his school rugby coach, also head of the Spanish department, asked if he would like to join his class and try learning Spanish! There was no looking back from there! He went on to complete Hispanic studies at Leeds University and was on a flight to Seville the day after his final exam.

He has lived here ever since and is married to a lovely “Sevillana” called Lucia! He created Tailormade Andalucia in 2008 and has since specialized in unique itineraries and experiences taking travellers off the beaten track and getting under the skin of Southern Spain.

He’s the ideal guy to create a holiday, combining a resident’s knowledge with a foreign traveller’s eye.


Francisco (or Fran as we call him) was born and raised in Málaga, he is a ‘Malagueño’ through and through! After finishing his studies at the University of Málaga, he spent a number of years living in the UK and the USA, soaking up their cultures and exploring both countries. Eventually he decided to return to Málaga where he got stuck into creating travel experiences to his beloved Spain and above all Andalucia.

After a number of years working for bespoke incoming travel companies, he has a wealth of experience in tourism and hospitality industries. He has fine-tuned his expertise to become one of the finest operations manager’s in the business! A stickler for detail, he is Mr Organised and the point of contact for all of our clients whilst their feet are on Spanish soil. He is what we call a back office man, our Operations Manager!