About Skye Gilkeson
Skye’s Personal Story
Health, Wellness, and Fitness
My personal road to good health has been a bit of a bumpy one. I’ve always had a passion for staying active and healthy.
I played a lot of representative sports during my school years.
I was constantly running around and even in high school, I loved fresh, healthy food.
In my early 20s, I started a personal training business, so my life revolved around health, fitness, and nutrition.
When I became a journalist in my mid-20s my own health began to decline.
At 28, I had a coveted job and I was completing a Masters degree.
I was flat-out and rundown. It was then that I was diagnosed with a Lupus variant. The diagnosis brought my life to a standstill.
I stepped back and shifted gears. Nourishing my body and starting to train and think differently helped with my recovery. I was buoyed up through it all by the love of friends and family.
Despite the struggles, there have been so many valuable lessons.
Becoming so unwell was a wake-up call and a gift.
It strengthened my passion for the wellness movement; for helping others to reach their goals and inspired me to chase my passion for travel and to get back out on the road travelling.
I caught the travel bug at a very young age.
At 15, I went on a sports tour around Europe and the United States. That trip sparked the love that I have for wandering the world.
After I finished school at 18, I spent a year backpacking around the world with a friend. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
I was 22 when I moved to Barcelona for a year to study at university. I learned a lot about the country, and the culture, made lifelong friends, and created cherished memories.
In 2015, I set off for the trip of a lifetime with The Hubby.
We visited more than 30 countries and about 130 towns and cities, in just under 12 months.
There have been countless extraordinary adventures ever since and I am always hungry for the next. With each, I learn a little more about the world, its people, and myself.
In 2017, I gave birth to our beautiful daughter, and in 2020 we welcomed our son.
These days, my trips are more varied. I am now a solo traveler, a luxury traveler, we take couples trips and family trips. It has deepened my love of travel even more.
I hope you enjoy the journey.
Skye’s Formal Qualifications
Skye is the founder and editor of The Fit Traveller.
A creative storyteller at heart, she is an award-winning TV producer, journalist, writer, photographer, and intrepid traveler.
As a TV producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY, and Nine News, among others.
As a print and digital journalist, Skye has been a regular contributor for Yahoo7 Travel, written for Women’s Health (Australia and Malaysia), News.com.au, Luxury Escapes, and tourism boards, among other titles, and worked as an editor for Fodor’s Travel.
Skye also provides expert commentary for media on health, wellness, and travel.
Skye has a Master of International Law and International Relations, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, and a Bachelor of International Studies in European Studies (triple major).
Skye’s broad-ranging professional and academic experience, combined with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, equips her to cover everything from hard news stories to intimate profile pieces and topical features on health, entertainment, fashion, and travel.
Skye also has a passion for helping others reach optimal health. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine and gaining her instructor qualifications in Pilates Reformer and Matwork.
Now, based in Sydney, Skye working to master the balance between motherhood and her love of travel.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.