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Natasha Keller

Natasha Keller

Why do you love travel?
There's nothing like that moment when you first set foot in a new destination. It's that sense of anticipation and opportunity. All those new sights, smells, sounds and tastes waiting to be discovered. I'm not a traditional traveller. While I like to 'see the sights', the part I love most is getting off the beaten track and meeting locals, learning about why they love their town, wherever that may be, and seeing it through their eyes.
What’s the most interesting trip you've taken?

Without question this would be when my husband and I visited Peru as part of a six week adventure in South America. Hiking in the Andes Mountains with two local guides, learning about the Peruvian way of life, it's rich culture and customs was incredible. Add to that the fact that the hike culminated in a few days walking in the footsteps of the Incas on the Inca Trail, and watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu, it's pretty hard to beat.
Who do you travel with?

I predominantly travel with my husband and two young children (pre-school and primary school aged), but also regularly travel with my extended blended family - comprising of grandparents, step-grandparents, siblings and cousins.
Name three things or places you'd recommend for families visiting Australia

1) The Great Barrier Reef absolutely is a sight to be seen. Cairns is the perfect launchpad to a reef experience and is well supported with plenty of fantastic experiences for kids and families.
2) I'm a Sydney girl and absolutely loved growing up in this dynamic city. It's also a perfect launchpad for quick day trips. You can splash at a pristine beach, walk in the gorgeous mountains or explore a country market, all within a 1.5 hour drive from the city.
3) Road tripping. There is SO much to explore in this country of ours, a lot of which you'll miss if you're sticking to the city centres. Hire a car or a campervan and hit the open road! There's a ton of awesome routes to take that will show off this diverse country I proudly call home. Whether it's a trip through the red centre or a drive along the Great Ocean Road, the options are endless.
What’s your favourite family holiday experience?

Sunset picnic dinners by the beach after a day of adventures.
How many countries have you've visited?
18: Canada, USA, Bahamas, China, Spain, Netherlands, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Tanzania, Singapore, , Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Hong Kong.
Where were you born?
: Canada
Where were your parents born?
: The Netherlands and Curacao