Our Team


Our Planet Travel Team

Our Planet Travel’s team is very small…  basically just me (Melanie Grevis-James), joined by casual staff as needed to assist me with writing and design. I also work closely with writers and bloggers who generously contribute their stories to support promoting responsible travel and living. I am based in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, in the sunshine state of Australia.


Melanie is the Founder, Editor and Publisher of Our Planet Travel blog and magazine. Melanie launched Our Planet Travel in 2011 to raise more awareness about ‘greener’ and more responsible travel choices. Melanie has always been passionate about the protecting the environment and about travel. Along with developing strategic tourism marketing and destination brand plans, brand development, and design services, she has extensive skills in travel writing and publishing, and was previously the Publisher and Editor of makeTracks magazine (custom in-vehicle travel magazine for THL Australia, commenced in 2004). Melanie has an extensive career in Australian and international tourism marketing, spanning over 30 years in key marketing roles within all levels of the tourism industry; including strategic marketing roles with Regional, State, and Federal tourism organisations, private tourism operators, and as a marketing consultant for tourism associations, local councils and operators. Melanie owns Our Planet Travel and Planet Marketing, based in Brisbane.

Melanie has a Bach. Business (Tourism/Hospitality Management) degree; speaks German fluently; and lives in Brisbane. She has enjoyed the outdoors, nature and camping from a very young age – including many family camping trips through the Australian Outback, and many 4WD holidays in national parks across Australia. An appreciation of nature and the importance of protecting our environment has grown from these childhood experiences. Melanie has travelled extensively both in Australia and overseas, and has lived in the USA and Germany.

Melanie is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW), and Ecotourism Australia – Australia’s leading industry body for ecotourism, sustainable and Indigenous tourism.

Mel’s favourite travel destination in Australia is the Outback – exploring outback regions, desert, and National Parks. Mel also loves adventuring overseas, discovering new destinations and revisiting old favourites. Melanie has travelled the world extensively, and has lived and worked in Germany and the USA.


I also have a very talented team of writers, designers, and photographers who support me on a regular basis when needed.

Please feel free to contact me – I would love to hear from you; and I’m always very happy to chat about eco travel and living!


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