About Tot Hot or Not

Hi there!

My name is Joyce Watts my passion (and mission in life) is to help your family have more fun together!

Welcome to TOT: HOT OR NOT, Melbourne’s biggest family travel blog with ideas and inspiration to help you explore the best of Melbourne, Regional Victoria and the world.

There are over 1000+ of my personal reviews and tips about things to do and places to go with kids and family travel-related products and services.

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Image by Kristyna Hess

What you’ll find on TOT: HOT OR NOT

If you’re new to the site then I suggest you START HERE. Every week I publish new content (subject to the chaos/demands of family life of course!) and you’ll find content such as:

  • A useful list or roundup with ideas on places to go or things to do
  • Event/activity reviews
  • What’s On this week with a list of events in Melbourne for families and children for the upcoming week.
  • Reviews of child-friendly places to dine out
  • Travel guides and tips
  • Lifestyle guides for parents and families

In general, all reviews are conducted anonymously and at my own cost – if that’s not the case I’ll let you know in the post.

About me

Our family of four includes my husband T, Lady AB (a 10 year girl) and Baby 2.0 (a 8 year old boy). T’s a seventh generation Anglo Australian, I’m a first generation Chinese immigrant and the kids are Eurasian and bilingual. We live in inner-city Melbourne.

I’m a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. I run a digital marketing consultancy called Bright Smart; own an online bike store CycleStyle and develop and produce bike-related creative experiences for children via WheelieGoodFun.com.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Ruth Schwarzenholz px
Image by Ruth Schwarzenholz

Media & Collaborations

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Highpoint Shopping Centre – Life in Colour campaign

You may have seen my face in places as varied as on Ticker TV talking business, billboards at Highpoint Shopping Centrein a Bank of Melbourne TV advertisement, as a Melbourne Writers Festival Digital Storyteller and as the face of City of Melbourne’s Bicycle Plan. I’ve been named one of Australia’s most awesome parenting influencers of 2018 and one of the Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs of 2018 and one of top travel blogs of 2019 & 2020.

In my downtime, I love to read (I’m aiming to read 40 books this year), go to the theatre/art gallery/movies, cook, ride my bike and run (*maybe* training for a marathon in the next 12 months)

In my downtime, I love to read (I’m aiming to read 40 books this year), go to the theatre/art gallery/movies, cook, ride my bike and run (*maybe* training for a marathon in the next 12 months)!

If you want to chat about speaking opportunities or consultancy work or just want to say hello, please contact me joyce@tothotornot.com. I love to hear comments, feedback and suggestions!

If you want to request a media kit or discuss collaboration opportunities, please visit my Work with me page or contact Marlieke via collaborate@tothotornot.com.

Joyce Watts CEO (Chief Experience Officer) & Lunch Box Packing Extraordinaire

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