Sally Watson

~ Director of Finance (Co-Owner)

Sally Watson’s journey has been marked by a deep-seated love for exploration and travel. As a child she went on yearly vacations with her family to Mexico and the continental US. These formative experiences ignited a wanderlust that would shape her life’s path. She left her hometown in Texas and went to college in Arkansas, and graduated with a degree in Art. During her college tenure, she studied abroad at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. It was during this time that she cultivated a profound appreciation for travel, and the power it has to reframe our views of the world and ourselves.

In 2010, Sally landed a job with About Australia. Starting in our Reservations Department, she swiftly transitioned into a member of the accounting team.

From the start her favorite part of working for About Australia was the opportunity to connect with travel partners, eagerly absorbing their insights and forging lasting relationships that enriched her professional journey. The other highlight of working for an Australian-owned company was exploring Aussie food! Her favorite Aussie food (of course) is Tim Tams, followed closely by Vegemite, and the unique flavors of the Aussie burger, complete with its quintessential beet topping.

With About Australia she has travelled twice to the Cook Islands. This chain of islands in the South Pacific is her favorite vacation destination of all time!

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sally embarked on a new chapter, welcoming the opportunity to purchase About Australia alongside esteemed colleagues Melanie Brown and MJ Maxwell. For Sally, this endeavor represents not only a business venture but a heartfelt commitment to preserving and honoring the legacy of a company that has brought joy and adventure to countless travelers.

A word from Sally:

What is your favorite thing about working at About Australia?

“My favorite thing about working at About Australia is when our clients send us pictures of their adventures.  These photos are shared with the whole team and it’s really special to see how everyone’s hard work comes together to create these amazing memories for people that last a lifetime.  That’s the best feeling ever!”