I love talking to friends and family about places I’ve discovered that work really well with kids (and those that don’t). Writing just gives me a broader audience to share those stories with. I started my blog bubsonthemove.com as a way to share travel health information and found that readers really wanted to hear about places to visit that I recommend.
Your single most treasured personal possession.
My 3 kids!
You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours. Give me your itinerary.
If I had only 24 hours I’d head to Australia’s Red Centre – to Uluru and then up to Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon is one of the most stunning natural attractions in Australia and I’d love to visit it again. It is about a four hour drive from Uluru but I think I could fly to the desert, see Uluru and then drive to Kings Canyon within the time frame.
You have won the lottery. Tell me where you want to live.
What a tricky question! I’d love to spend some time living in the mountains, we just spent some time in Yosemite National Park – if I could spend 12 months seeing the seasons transition there I’d be pretty happy.
Your favorite travel resource on the web?
If i’m heading somewhere always check any of my favourite family travel bloggers have been there. There is a great community of family travel bloggers and I know that we share similar perspectives on the best way to experience destinations.
What is the superpower you most want?
Emotional intelligence – I want oodles and oodles of it.
What’s fuels your passion for travel?
Definitely the natural wonders of this beautiful planet. I never tire of exploring new environments.
Do your family and friends support your traveling escapades?
Both my husband and I work as doctors and it can be tricky arranging our leave to facilitate travel but he works hard to support me in my adventures. I’m not sure about my friends – some of them get it…
What is the title of the movie about your life?
Making it up as I go along
What’s on your bucket list?
I’m not a big fan of the term bucket list. Much of our travel has been organic – we follow our work, or head off to spend time with friends and family. I would love to see Antarctica one day though – it looks just amazing.
Can you imagine life without travel?
I think it I was living in in stunning place, such as North Queensland (where we used to live) then I could be happy not traveling.
If you were not travelling what would you be doing instead?
Even staying in one space you can still have a travel mentality – exploreyour neighbourhood, get to know the locals and go on lots of day trips. That’s what I would be doing. If you could be transported to one place at one time, what would it be and why? Well, I wouldn’t mind being transported back to Darwin in the Northern Territory in 2004. That was a pretty great time of my own life in an amazing place and I’d love to experience it again.
Single thing you miss most from high school? Absolutely nothing!
Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring travellers? I think being a perpetual tourist is exhausting, and superficial. Rather than traveling to multiple places, moving to a new location, working and immersing yourself in the society and culture is much more rewarding.
Language you’d most like to be fluent in?
I’m hopeless – I only speak English! I’d be happy speaking any other language.
Funniest person you have ever met or seen in person
My husband David cracks me up all the time – it’s his job to be my personal, on tour comedian.
Can you tell us about your next adventure.
We are heading off to South Australia in April, and we’re planning a mid year winter escape…not sure where yet…