Hi, I’m Sally-Ann Brown the author of Toddlers on Tour and a freelance travel writer.
I love sharing my travel lessons learned to help you have a better family holiday.
I have 20+ years experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, including a year with Ansett Australia as a Flight Attendant, then 5 years with Qantas Airways in Ground Services; plus with a lifetime of varied travel experiences this has all provided me with a wealth of travel tips to share, enabling you to have a better family holiday.
Toddlers on Tour began as a website with static travel tips pages. In 2014 I began publishing regular travel blog posts about our family travels – showcasing family travel destinations, accommodation reviews and explaining how I use my travel tips and packing lists during our family travels.
Since then my travel blog has grown and I now publish 1-2 new travel blog posts per week drawing on my travel life as inspiration.
My travel life was born at a very young age thanks to my parents who took my younger sisters and I travelling in the caravan at every opportunity – I was born, raised and live in Perth, Western Australia. As a family we travelled most of Western Australia, from Port Hedland to Albany and everywhere in between. We took a trip across the Nullarbor and up to Brisbane and also a cruise to Fiji and Vanuatu.
As an adult my love of travel blossomed into a desire to see the world.
At the age of 21 I went on a driving holiday around Australia, I had studied Hospitality which allowed me to easily work and travel.
Upon my return to Perth I began saving and 2 years later headed off backpacking around Europe for 6 months.
Another year later I was off to Africa for a month.
In my late 20’s I married, we went “down south” to Margaret River each year and a couple of trips to Phuket. Then we took an opportunity to travel for 3 months to Mediterranean Europe, Egypt and Kenya.
On our return I gained a position as a Flight Attendant with Ansett Australia (travel and work what could be better?) But the marriage and the airline dissolved (it wasn’t a good year). It was my love of travel that kept me going.
I decided to go back to study and of course I chose my passion, Tourism. I graduated from University with a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Tourism and Marketing.
During this time I secured a job with Qantas which allowed me to travel at a more affordable rate. Thank goodness as I was a poor Uni student with a mortgage. I visited Alice Springs, Broome, California, Las Vegas, Mexico, Rome, Croatia and London.
It as during this period I met my wonderful partner and we had a beautiful son.
We now travel closer to home due to a young school aged child and my partners business commitments.
As a family we have visited:
- Kota Kinabalu,
- Penang again,
- a getaway to Bali,
- another holiday to Bali,
- and a small family holiday to Busselton.
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