About Us


Image: exploring Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Responsible travel for a sustainable future…

Like many of you, I LOVE travelling – but I’m also passionate about protecting our environment. I decided to combine these two passions, and hence Our Planet Travel & Living blog and magazine were born! I have worked in the tourism industry for over 29 years now and still love it.

I believe that any small steps we take in the right direction will make a difference – for us, for the environment, and for future generations. I love sharing my adventures and passion for nature with my daughter, and hope her generation do a better a job looking after the environment than generations have before her.

You might be asking yourself, how do travel and protecting the environment co-exist in a happy reationship? It is also a question I ask myself. Travel can be environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable – indeed many countries’ economies depend on it – the trick is to find the right travel products and make the best possible choices. That’s where Our Planet Travel can help you.

I have spent many years now researching inspiring stories and companies, and sourcing beautiful images. Our Planet Travel encompasses the experience categories of ecotourism, responsible and sustainable travel, indigenous tourism, and volunteer tourism (voluntourism) – as well as general sustainable lifestyle and eco tips and news.

Our Planet Travel & Living is also designed to be inclusive. I provide opportunities for all responsible travel or sustainable lifestyle businesses to promote their products to a worldwide audience. See the Advertise page to see how your company can participate.

If you are a travel business and interested in any travel marketing assistance, you can also check out my other business: Our Planet Marketing

I love working with like-minded companies – and welcome you to join me. Please contact me via the Contact Us page if you have any questions at all.

You can follow my travel & lifetsyle news via the Blog, and via my regular Enewsletter.

Happy eco travels! Mel

Melanie Grevis-James
Founder & Editor

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