Meet our Bloggers

Leah Smileski


You’ll typically find Leah off on an adventure with her family or dreaming up the next great exploration. As an Assistant Principal by day, Leah has worked out how to juggle her passion for family , education and travel which she documents on The Kid Bucket List The Kid Bucket List Based in Sydney, Leah co-founded Sydney With Kids as a useful resource for local families looking for adventure.

Sue White


Sue White writes about travel with toddlers and shares all her adventures, misadventures, tips and advice at Babies who Travel. She also talks travel as founder of the active Facebook group for parents Kids Who Travel. "Whether it's a weekend jaunt to see the grandparents or the trip of a lifetime involving long haul flights, we've got you covered."

Monique Van Tulder


In the course of a fabulously full career in travel, this mum has been fortunate to have access to many of the world's top destinations. Her advice and tips on 'the good things in life' are shared on her own luxury (family) travel blog The Urban Mum "Great service is my Nirvana. Bad? Let's say, I always tell the truth"

Julie Jones


Julie travelled the world with her parents when she was a child and developed a life-long love for travel along the way. When Julie's son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 5 months, she determined to continue enjoying her love for travel and pass that passion on to her children. She shares the family's travels, tips and experiences at Have Wheelchair Will Travel.

Deborah Dickson-Smith


Deborah plays the mother role in a blended family of seven. She's a travel blogger, diver and passionate eco warrior. She has lived in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Edinburgh, London and now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches. Deb blogs about the ocean here diveplanit.com and about travelling with teens here where-to-next.com

Wayne Stickel


Wayne Stickel is an entrepreneur, coach/facilitator and founder of Men’s Revolution, which runs fathers' groups and workshops on the northern beaches of Sydney. Wayne is passionate about personal development and transformation and in particular the role of fathers in life and how dads can fulfil their role with the best experience possible. Having travelled extensively with a preference for adventure and the water, Wayne shares his passions with his three teenage children Amelia, Lauren and Samson.