With 25 years driving experience in this industry, Laurie has worked for a number of companies but finds Fun Over Fifty to be more customer and employee orientated than others. During his 25 years, Laurie has covered most of Australia extensively.
Best Travel Tip: Pack Lightly
Surprising Fact: I am the father of triplets
Bucket List: To go to the Monaco Grand Prix
Having toured through most of Australia, both privately and professionally, Russell has developed a keen appreciation for the essence of what makes Australia so special.
Bucket List: Cycling through New Zealand
Favourite Destination: Tasmania. Such a diverse range of experiences in a small area.
Surprising Fact: There was a time when I had long blonde hair! And a beard!
Ian grew up with his family in Brisbane before moving to the Gold Coast in the early nineties. Ian changed careers from the automotive industry to become a Food Sales Representative for a period of 2 years. Ian then studied Business and Tourism, gaining qualifications that led to his wife and he purchasing their own travel agency, later selling this business and starting a business specialising in the group touring market. Once selling this company, they both now run a small B&B. Ian drives coaches for Fun Over Fifty when required and really enjoys going on tour with the groups.
Bucket List: Explore the Margaret River Region of W.A.
Surprising Fact: I am a natural at looking after dogs
Last Book Read: “The Story of Mick Gatto”
Andi has been with Fun Over Fifty since the very beginning! Andi enjoys travelling as she loves surprises and experiencing new things. Andi genuinely enjoys meeting Fun Over Fifty’s guests and learning about their interesting lives.
Best Travel Tip: Make sure you have your wallet and phone when you leave home, everything else can be bought.
Favourite Destination: Tasmania
Surprising Fact: I’m an open book, there are not surprises with me!
Sarah has been in the Tourism Industry for 20 years, the majority of that time working as an International Tour Director as well as living and working within many different countries. Sarah loves to travel, which was something that her parents encouraged as a family to do from an early age, experiencing different cultures and languages. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and travelling, making this role ideal.
Bucket List: To see the Northern Lights
Last Book Read: “Maharanis – The Lives and Times of 3 Generations of Indian Princesses”
Surprising Fact: I sponsor a little girl in Jaipur, India
As a child, Robyn’s family moved extensively all over Australia for her fathers business, before settling on the Gold Coast when she was 15. Robyn and her husband will be celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary in 2017, have 2 wonderful sons, plus 1 very feisty 11 year old Silky Terrier name Archibald B B (for bossy boots). Robyn loves interacting with people and travelling, so being a Tour Hostess is something that Robyn takes great pleasure in doing.
Best Travel Tip: Roll your clothes when packing, this will help to stop crushing and fit more in the suitcase.
Bucket List: Backpack through Europe
Last Book Read: James Patterson “Judge & Jury”
Best Travel Tip: If we want to have a good time, we will. Keep hydrated and most importantly, don’t get in the bad books with your host! (Just kidding…)
Last Book Read: “Fifty Sheds of Grey” a parody
Surprising Fact: I am alot taller than I look!