Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Skye is a journalist, producer, a freelance writer, photographer, intrepid traveller, a qualified personal trainer and a passionate advocate for helping others reach optimal health and wellness.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as both a beautiful online space where people feel inspired, but also a place that will get you thinking differently, moving differently, perhaps looking at your life a little differently. Generally, exploring more.
After launching The Fit Traveller in November 2014, Skye decided she needed to launch herself fully into building The Fit Traveller community and creating the best quality content for readers. Skye and The Hubby hit the road in March 2015 to travel full-time.
The Fit Traveller is always on the hunt for the best and most innovative movements in health, wellness, fitness, nourishing food, luxe style and luxury travel from all corners of the globe. Whether you need help with planning your next holiday or just your family’s next meal, some tips on how to reach your training goals or what you should wear to help you get there, The Fit Traveller is here to help you create a life you love; your best life.
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Skye Gilkeson has a Bachelor of International Studies in European Studies (triple major), a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a Masters of International Law and International Relations.
She is also a qualified personal trainer, running a successful business before embarking on a career as a journalist.
Skye is an award-winning journalist and has established an enviable career in the industry. She has worked across various internationally respected Australian news and current affairs programs including 60 Minutes, TODAY, Nine News and Sunrise.
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 has been a regular contributor for Yahoo7 Travel, she has also written for Women’s Health Australia, Women’s Health Malaysia, News.com.au, Luxury Escapes, Discover Ipswich among other publications and she also provides expert comment for media on health, wellness and travel.
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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 sport 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 get back on the road travelling. I am grateful for it all.
I caught the travel bug at a very young age; At 15, I went on 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, 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.
I hope you enjoy the journey.