Hi, I’m Marianne. I am freelance travel writer and mother of two energetic children.
I have been based in Sydney since 2018, and before that had the pleasure of calling Hong Kong home for 4 years and Singapore for 7 years. I have also lived in Vanuatu (where I was born), Papua New Guinea (where I grew up), England (where I went to school), Edinburgh (where I went to university), Costa Rica and Spain (where I studied Spanish) and Portugal (where I studied Portuguese).
As you can tell, I have always had a passion for travel, and thankfully having children hasn’t meant an end to this. Although I don’t trek up as many hills or through as many rainforests as I once did, as a family we still travel far and wide.
I am a firm believer that having kids doesn’t have to stop you exploring the world and engaging in adventurous and culturally interesting activities.
My main focus for writing these days is family travel, and I contribute to several magazines and websites. You can read more about my Freelance Writing here.
I have three published books, including my latest book Singapore with Kids, which is available on Amazon as both an e-book and paperback.
My family travel blog is Mum on the Move. This started as a bit of a hobby and has turned into a major part of my business. Through my helpful, in-depth articles I help over 50,000 families per month plan their family travels. Read more about the blog here.
I am also part of the founding team for Little City Trips, a website dedicated to helping parents plan city trips with kids.
I host the soon-to-be-launched City Travel with Kids podcast along with my other team members from Little City Trips. This podcast goes in-depth on major cities around the world to help parents plan a trip with kids. We also discuss other important family travel concerns.