About

Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.

– Michael Palin

Hi, I’m Toni.

New Zealand born and bred but I call Cairns, Australia home.

Single Mum to one human child and two furbabies.

From the time my grandmother took me on my first International trip at age 11, travel has been an obsession of mine.

At 21, I found myself in a job as a travel consultant which I loved for 16 years but in 2020 COVID-19 hit the industry hard and I found myself needing to pivot and so “Toni Talks Travel” was born.

I’ve been to 6 of the 7 continents (Antarctica is still on the list) and over time have had some awe-inspiring experiences and made memories that will last a lifetime.

I love food, theatre, reading, meeting the locals, getting out of my comfort zone, tv/movies, walking and all things travel.

I believe that sustainable travel is the way of the future and education is the key to improving lives. What is more educational than authentic travel experiences?

I’m a straight shooter and a terrible liar so I only recommend products or services I would use myself.

My aim on this site is to inspire, educate and help you to enjoy the world the best possible way.

Thanks for visiting!