About Me

Hi, I’m Sally-Ann Brown the author and editor of Tips 4 Trips

Tips 4 Trips is a travel planning tips blog designed to help people turn their travel dream into reality with:

Travel tips
Packing lists
How to guides
Travel accessories and gear
Destination inspirations

Sally-Ann Brown sitting on grass in Bali
Sally-Ann Brown

Who Am I

I have over 20 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industries including a year with Ansett Australia as a Flight Attendant and five years working with Qantas Airways in Ground Services.  In addition, I have a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Tourism Management and Marketing and a Cert IV in Hospitality.  Plus, literally a lifetime of varied travel exploits.  This provides me with a wealth of travel tips to share.

What Brought Me to Here

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.

Sally's travels as a young child on the Tropic of Capricorn, in front of a caravan, with her sisters.
With my mum and younger sisters

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 in 1993, I began saving and planning for a backpacking trip to Europe.  To prepare for my adventure I read a great little travel tips book about backpacking as a single woman and discovered travel guides.  In particular the handy travel tips section at the back of the books.

Sally-Ann brown backpacking through Europe on a ferry, in Athens, Piza and Paris
Backpacking through Europe in 1995

Why Tips 4 Trips

Since that trip, I have always referred to the travel tips section in the back of Lonely Planet Guides, it is my favourite part of the book.

So much so that travel planning has become a bit of an obsession.  I have loved planning all my trips from:

  • Road-tripping around Australia
  • Solo backpacking around Europe
  • Visiting family in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa)
  • Backpacking as a couple through Mediterranean Europe
  • Cruising down the Nile
  • Getaways to Western Australia’s South West
  • Joining a tour in Mexico
  • Flashpacking through Croatia
  • Luxury family holidays to South East Asia (Khao Lak, Bali, Phuket, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Pattaya and Bangkok)
  • A city stay exploring Melbourne on foot
  • Family adventure through mainland Greece and Crete
More of Sally's travels in Mexico, Egypt, Croatia and Bali
More travels from 2000-2016

What You’ll Find

Now it’s my turn to help you.  Let’s get you started planning your dream trip with:

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