About Anne & Tony

Welcome to Pretraveller.com, a travel blog that is the brainchild of Anne and Tony Sutherland-Smith, a couple whose passion for exploration knows no bounds. Our journey as travel enthusiasts began as our personal love of travel and has evolved into our desire to guide and inspire fellow travellers.

More About Travel Blogger Anne Sutherland-Smith

Anne has loved travel ever since she was seven years old, getting on her first aeroplane to live with her family in Kenya for three years. At age 20, she departed on her first solo trip to backpack around Europe for nine weeks, and the rest is history.

Anne is the driving force behind our detailed and insightful guides on Japan. Her adventures through the bustling streets of Tokyo and Osaka, the historic charm of Kyoto and regional areas of Japan have given her an in-depth understanding of the Land of the Rising Sun. Anne’s passion for Japanese culture, food, and traditions is palpable in her writing, helping readers experience Japan’s multifaceted beauty.

Beyond Japan, Anne has extensively explored South Korea from Seoul to Busan, the vibrant cityscape of Singapore, from its lush gardens to its futuristic architecture and the dynamic energy of Hong Kong, with its unique blend of tradition and modernity. Anne has also extensively explored her home country of Australia throughout her life.

Anne and Tony Sutherland-Smith with their family at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Korea
Anne and Tony Sutherland-Smith with their family at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Korea

More About Travel Blogger Tony Sutherland-Smith

Tony started travelling a bit later than Anne but always wanted to do more.  When Anne and Tony first met in their mid-20s, he had a large stack of travel brochures in his cupboard but had not managed to take his dreams beyond the planning stage! It was not long before they started to travel.  Their first trip together was to Hong Kong, and they have subsequently travelled to Vanuatu, Europe, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, as well as many destinations within Australia. 

Tony has developed a keen interest in Japan and South Korea. His explorations range from the historical depths of Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka to the serene beauty of Jeju Island and Nagano. Tony’s articles provide a wealth of knowledge on Japanese and South Korean culture, cuisine, and attractions, bringing the country’s rich heritage and contemporary advancements to the forefront.

Tony’s Australian roots have also led him to traverse the diverse landscapes of Australia. From the bustling cities to the serene coasts and outback vistas, his experiences offer an authentic glimpse into the Aussie way of life.

Akihabara Maid Cafe Experience
Akihabara Maid Cafe Experience in Japan

Our Mission at Pretraveller

Together, we strive to provide comprehensive and practical travel guides, focusing on helping our readers navigate these countries with ease. Our expertise is not just limited to sightseeing but extends to practical aspects of travel, such as staying connected. We understand the importance of digital connectivity in today’s world, which is why we offer in-depth advice on using SIM cards, pocket WiFi, and eSIMs.

At Pretraveller.com, our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and confidence to embark on your own journeys. We are committed to sharing our experiences, tips, and insights to make your travel planning easier and your adventures more fulfilling.

Join us as we continue to explore and share the wonders of Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or just starting out, Pretraveller.com is your companion for unforgettable journeys.

We also have websites dedicated to helping people plan their trips to Japan and South Korea, so check them out to help plan your trips.

Thank You for Joining Us

We look forward to sharing our travel stories and planning tips with you and to help you plan your trips to Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Australia.  Follow us on Facebook, and don’t forget to join our Facebook Groups below:

Best of luck with your travel plans!

Anne and Tony Sutherland-Smith