Growing up Troppo is a family travel blog and website featuring travel tips, inspiration, advice and reviews. 


Launched in mid 2016 Growing up Troppo has a steadily increasing, engaged and loyal following on social media and through other travel and parenting networks. In less than 10 months there is a combined reach of over 5,500 on Facebook and Instagram, and on average 5,000 visits per month on the website. 


Growing up Troppo is a monthly contributor to Off the Leash, the Darwin Entertainment guide highlighting the best things to see and do in the Top End with kids and have been published in Darwin Life Magazine at the Fly Catcher Magazine (Charles Darwin University). I am also a member of various influential travel writing associations.


I am the "Northern Territory Experience Expert" for Experience Oz + NZ, Australasia's #1 website for things to do in Australia and New Zealand including tours, attractions and activities and researching travel guides.

I look to work with tourism campaigns, organisations and brands that hold the same values and passion for family travel, sustainable and responsible tourism. If you would like to talk about opportunities for advertising, destination marketing, product reviews and freelance writing through Growing up Troppo I'd love to hear from you! 


If you like Growing up Troppo then I'd love to talk about how we might be able to work together. 

Sponsorship & support

I am interested in developing new partnerships with businesses, non-government and government organisations and brands, that align with the core values and principles of Growing Up Troppo.


Strategic growth

I am always looking for innovative ways to grow and develop Growing up Troppo. If you have any ideas or can support in any way, I’d love to hear from you.


Supporting local initiatives

Growing up Troppo aims to give back to the places we visit as families and the communities where we stay. If you have any ideas about how Growing up Troppo can support locally-owned tourism accommodation initiatives in developing countries let me know.


Research and consultancy

Areas of interest and expertise include:

  • The ‘family tourism’ market and how the different family niches define ‘family friendly’ for their travels in terms of accommodation.

  • Family tourism as a means of supporting local community initiatives, livelihoods and environmental projects.

  • Promoting local Indigenous tourism experiences in Australia to the overseas family market.

With over 17 years professional experience in planning, management and research in natural resource management, community-based conservation and development and ecotourism in Northern Australia in the context of Aboriginal land management working for research and academic institutions, government and non-government organisations. 

Please email me for a copy of my CV or look at my LinkedIn profile.

Libby  x