Our BYOkids Travel Gurus

I have been in the travel industry for the last 5 years. I have worked overseas in the Maldives for 10 months as a guest relations support and tour guide for one of the top 5 star resorts. Due to my passion for surfing, diving and snowboarding I have travelled extensively to several parts of the globe to find the best waves, reefs and the best powder snow known to man. Some of these places...View Profile

Leah is the owner of BYOkids ...your family travel gurus and works from the head office in Tewantin. Leah has worked in the travel and tourism industries all her life. She has travelled extensively throughout Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Thailand, Macau, Vietnam, Borneo, Malaysia, Bali, Penang, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Singapore, Fiji, Vanuatu, Canada, America, Africa, Italy,...View Profile

Georgie has been in the Travel Industry since she left school. Georgie is the Manager of BYOkids head office and is a very experienced, having visited all 7 Continents on Earth! ( She has even been the Ultimate place to take your children..ANTARCTICA!) Georgie has spent time travelling through Europe on a double decker bus, playing with the Orang-u-tans in Borneo, Wearing her Micky Mouse ears...View Profile

Hi, My name is Jackie and I have been fortunate to be in the travel industry for the past 13 years, with a short break when my 2 son’s were born. Being born in South Africa, I have travelled South Africa extensively as well as travelling to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Cruising the Indian Ocean, Dubai, United Kingdom and Europe. Immigrating to Australia with a 7 month old baby gave me a new...View Profile

Hi, my name is Katie, and I started working in the travel industry in 1994 in a corporate travel agency in Auckland, New Zealand. Since then I have worked in many different aspects of the travel industry including, leisure/retail travel, wholesale travel, car hire and training travel agents. I took a break from the industry to have my two beautiful children, and am now excited about working with...View Profile

Janelle has been part of the BYOkids team for many years. Janelle has travelled the world with and without kids. As a mum Janelle knows how important it is to plan holidays with the kids in mind.View Profile

Sky has been immersed in the travel and leisure industry for over 17 years in one guise or another. She has trapesed around over 20 countries and several continents to date. The birth of her son hasn't stopped the travel, only modified it- planning family travel can be challenging yet immensely satisfying. Some of Sky's favourite places include Vietnam and much of Europe.View Profile

Well Im Jody and I was Born to Travel and Experience Travel with a Open mind and heart, I have traveled throughout England and Ireland and France, loved Paris and shopped till I dropped in Singapore. I've seen the sights in Italy and experienced the snowy christmas flavours of lapland, but my favourite spot was Tea and Cake at Stonehenge. I work in the BYOkids head office in Tewantin...View Profile

Lara - My love of travel began as a child and has only grown stronger, the only career choice possible was in Travel! Before having children I lived overseas for 1 year in Canada and 3 years in the UK. I’ve travelled extensively throughout Europe and the UK/Ireland, visited Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), visited Hawaii, Seattle and New York (prior to children). Since moving back to...View Profile

Cathy - With travel as a passion in my life I have been lucky enough to travel quite considerably with my family of 4 children. With Asia so close our travel plans have involved Bali, Phuket, Penang, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the kids have loved all destinations and realise there are many more for them to visit. With our oldest daughter spending a year living in London we needed no excuse to...View Profile

Rachael's passion is selling holiday packages, and with her 12 years experience in the Travel Industry. She is well equipped to make your holiday one you will always remember. Rachael has extensive international travel experience in Asia, Pacific Islands, America and Canada, and has cruised with all the major cruise companies. Rachael is a mum and has also travelled quite extensively...View Profile

Erin has been involved in the Travel Industry for more than 13 years including two years working in a travel agency in London and also lived in Osaka working at a local theme park. Japan is her favourite destination and having visited seven times she is your Japan travel specialist. She is also well travelled throughout the rest of Asia including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia,...View Profile

Kate has been in the travel industry for about 15 years and has travelled extensively to many parts of the world and more recently enjoyed the pleasure (and the pain) of travelling with kids (Kate has 3 young children). Being a mum, she knows how special family holidays are, and the importance of planning to ensure everyone enjoys their perfect holiday. We all want a happy and stress-free family...View Profile

Julie is passionate about the travel industry. With two daughters aged 4 and 7 it hasn’t slowed down the desire to jump on a plane - her first daughters flight experience was at 5 months of age. The most recent family holiday was in 5 star Singapore with a 3 night cruise along the Malacca Strait. Suitcases not even unpacked and the children are asking where their next holiday is going to be....View Profile

Carolyn is our Europe with kids specialist. Carolyn has spent many months travelling all over Europe with her kids, sampling a variety of holiday styles - from camping and self-catering to living it up in hotels and resorts. She and her family have so many wonderful memories from their European holidays, that Carolyn is passionate about helping others to enjoy the same amazing experiences. From...View Profile

Kara Rushton - Joining the Team at BYOKids has been a great way to extend my extensive knowledge of the travel industry whilst having the flexibility to work around my daughter and her many activities. Planning a holiday is always stressful, adding children to the mix just makes it that little bit harder which is why I love being able to help ease that stress by helping my clients with their...View Profile

Fiona has been with BYOkids since 2008, she originally worked in head office and is now a Mobile consultant allowing her more flexibility to spend time with her daughter. Fiona has travelled to America, spending time along the west coast of California, Washington State, Navada and Washington DC on the East Coast. Fiona loves skiing in Canada and on the Australian slopes and has also travelled...View Profile