The Optimise Travel Team

Our team aims to provide reliable, unique and relevant content so that Australian travellers can make smart, informed travel decisions.

Our motto is clear – Travel Smarter, Travel Cheaper, Travel More and we want to deliver these principles through our articles and information. 

Our content is compiled through hard work and research with each individual playing a key role in delivering the high standards that sets.


Founder and CEO – Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell headshot

Josh is a professional footballer who has lived on 3 different continents and throughout his sporting career has experienced all types of travel. He is an adventurous soul who thrives on new experiences and cultures while proudly calling Australia his home. After spending countless hours on the road and dealing with many travel problems it was Josh’s concept of ‘optimising’ travel and sharing his experiences with others to create


Maxi Hobbs – Web Design and Development


Max is a Graduate in Website Design and is highly skilled in Online Marketing and SEO. His passion for travel and adventure is highlighted by recently spending a year in Shenyang, China teaching English to Chinese primary school children. His love of travel is only exceeded by his love for football and his hometown team Cheltenham Town F.C.