Alecia Hoobing works full time as a project manager at a high-tech company and is the mother of two charming little girls. She enjoys traveling, running, yoga, cycling, reading and spending time with her friends and family. She and her husband have lived in two foreign countries (México and China) and have traveled to more than 20 countries around the globe. They love introducing their daughters to the world and chronicling their adventures in the blog, Hoobing Family Adventures.
Amanda Topinka is a Kansas mom of two boys and wife to a man with ADD. She’s a self-proclaimed “Disnerd” and occasionally writes about Disney as a way of keeping the magic alive. She’s blog creator of The ProcrastinatingMommy where she often blogs about her wild brood of boys. She’s a boisterous traveler who strongly feels that no destination is ever too close to home in order to create lasting memories. Amanda and her family have a serious case of wanderlust and enjoy scratching the travel itch as soon as it hits. She knows that spontaneous travel can be frustrating, miserable, crazy, and challenging – sometimes all on just one trip. But she wouldn’t trade the memories they make for anything.
Amanda Williams is a self-proclaimed bird-nerd and mother to one high energy three-year old boy. She has worked as a wildlife biologist, wildland firefighter, and environmental educator, so she has a lot of outdoors experience to share. You can find her writing as a freelancer, on her own websites, Adventures of Mommyhood and Field Guide to Parenting Outside, and on Trekaroo.com as the Midwestern Destination Specialist. Amanda and her family aspire to become Global Citizens and consider their house merely a base camp for trip-planning operations. More comfortable in a tent than in a big city, most of the year they'll be at large in National Parks and natural areas of the world!
Amy Barseghian has been a social media influencer and writer since 2008; after spending most of her life in the Midwest and a four-year stay in Arizona, Amy and her family now call Orange County, California home. Amy is the founder of The Best of Life Magazine, where she writes about travel, technology, parenting, and family lifestyle. Amy is also a freelance writer for AndroidLife Magazine and SheBuysCars; additionally she is the owner of Social Halo Media where she helps companies manage their digital communities. Amy and her husband have two children that also love to travel; they are happy to call Aulani their Disney Vacation Club home.
Andrea Guthmann is a freelance journalist focusing on family travel. She spent many years as a writer and producer for WTTW-TV, the PBS station in Chicago. Her travel stories have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Parent, Daily Herald, Cruise Critic, Family Vacation Critic, and other publications & sites. A native Floridian, Andrea's now a big (windy) city mom of 3. She loves sailing Lake Michigan and visiting the world class museums and restaurants in her sweet home Chicago. Being a scenery starved city girl, she loves escaping to the outdoors during vacations and is working hard to raise 3 happy campers!
Angela Tiffin lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, daughter and dog, Karma. She is an avid reader and explores her love of books and travel on her blog, TravelingKarma.com. When not traveling, Angela works in self-regulation to promote responsible children’s advertising and online privacy.
Along with her two little ones in tow, Anuja De Silva is eager to experience new cultures. As a full time working mom, she is learning to balance her career with her travels. She lives in Albany, New York with her husband, pre school aged son and infant daughter. Though cities are her first love, you can see her exploring quaint towns and wandering through national parks.
Becky Davenport began sharing her family travel stories after many of her friends called, texted, or nagged to find out where her latest adventure was. The real truth about her adventures is she has a strong dislike for sitting still, being bored, and really doesn’t like to go to the same old places everyone else goes. She says she's no nature expert even though they spend a lot of time outdoors, however, she has a firm belief that fresh air exhausts kids, getting a little dirty is good for their health, and discovering new things keeps them diversified. When Becky is not blogging, traveling, or chasing kids, she enjoys running, dancing, and photography.
Christine Tibbetts believes family travel is shared discovery -- almost like having a secret between generations who travel together. She's Destinations Editor and writing coach for TravelingMom. How can the matriarch of a big blended clan tell uncle from nephew when they’re the same age? A classically-trained journalist, Tibbetts started pondering such issues 38 years ago, marrying a man with four teenagers, bringing her two-year-old to the blend. She birthed one more, still adding leaves to the dinner table. Christine handled PR and marketing accounts through it all, specializing in tourism, the arts, education, politics and community development. Current focus? Travel features, practical and contemplative, built with depth interviews and abundant musing.
Cindy Richards is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist who serves as the Editor-in-Chief of TravelingMom.com. She also is the mom of two terrific teens who have traveled with her since that first, fateful plane ride when one preschooler discovered a barf bag in his seat pocket and his sister, finding none in hers, demanded, "I want a barf bag too!" She has been a reporter, editor and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, an editor at Chicago Parent and Catalyst Chicago and an instructor in the graduate school at Northwestern's prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
Dana Zucker is one of the three co- founders of the TriWivesClub. She has been planning, traveling to and attending triathlons with her Ironman triathlete husband and twins for over 7 years. She is an avid runner and into preparing fresh, local and organic food for her family. When not running, traveling or hanging with her family she can be found in the kitchen cooking or developing her own recipes and family friendly recipes for Omaha Steaks. Dana currently resides in Austin, Texas and is moving in June to Omaha, Nebraska. Sherry Wernicke is one of three co-founders of the TriWivesClub. She has been her triathlete husband’s biggest supporter and co-traveler for over 10 years. She is a former co-owner of the California Apparel News. She lives a healthy lifestyle, has been a vegetarian for 27 years, travels extensively, and is very active in animal welfare activities. She and her husband and two four-legged pups live in Connecticut.
Debra Ponzek graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1984. After cooking in top New Jersey restaurants, she was hired as sous chef at the then fledgling Montrachet. Ten months later, Deb was promoted to Chef, a position she held for seven years and where she earned three consecutive three-star reviews from the New York Times. At the age of 28, she was selected one of the “Ten Best New American Chefs” by Food & Wine magazine. In 1990, Debra was named “Chef of the Year” by the Chefs of America Association, and a year later was the recipient of the coveted “Rising Chef of the Year” award by the James Beard Foundation. Debra left Montrachet in June 1994 to open Aux Délices, a gourmet prepared food shop, café and catering business in Greenwich, Connecticut. She and her husband have four retail shops located in Greenwich, Riverside, Westport and Darien, Connecticut . Debra has also written four cooks books; French Food American Accent, The Summer House Cookbook, The Family Kitchen, and The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook.
Deb S., Technology TravelingMom is Director of Operations for TravelingMom.com and the mom of 3 teen and tween girls. She lives in the greater Grand Rapids area in West Michigan, and is a former city planner and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Analyst who loves gadgets, maps, writing, and traveling both within and outside of Michigan. She also enjoys reading and knitting and is addicted to chocolate and keeping up with the latest electronic gadgets.
Desiree Miller is a veteran television news journalist who loves to travel for business and pleasure. There are four children in her family, from 8 to 18, who have become travel experts, as well. She shares stories of inspiration, hope and humor on her site, www.StressFreeBaby.com. She specializes in video on her sites so that her readers can get as much of the experience as she does. She also maintains Bottles to Britches, an international premier baby planning business that helps overwhelmed parents figure out who and what they need to ease into life with a stress free baby-to-be and beyond, and organizes the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo each year.
Dia Adams is a Mom of two elementary school kids in the DC Metro area. Between growing up foreign service and working in consulting, she built up a serious love of travel that included visiting over 30 countries and living in Thailand, China, and Ireland (where her son was born). With extensive trial (and occasional error) her family has learned to balance passion for travel with the reality of, well, real life with two kids. Dia blogs at TheDealMommy.com to share hacks that help families travel more while still maintaining their savings and sanity.
Diane Rowe After Denver-based freelance writer Diana Rowe raised her two daughters (now ages 30 and 28) as a single mom, she met the man of her dreams and inherited two stepdaughters, ages 26 and 18. However, as any Grandmom will agree, her pride and joys is her blended family of six grandchildren, ages 3 months to 11 years. . For more than 16 years, she’s etched a living as a freelance writer, publishing hundreds of articles (online and print) ranging from family travel to girlfriend getaways to golf and hotel reviews. Diana rides her own Harley, edits a local motorcycle newspaper, writes for numerous leisure, travel & business publicatoins. She also blogs about her various travel adventures with (and without) her family and her HOG at www.TravelinginHeels.com and www.dianarowe.com/blog.
Eden Pontz is an award-winning journalist, writer and media professional who's served as Executive Producer at CNN's New York Bureau, for the past ten years. She's produced and reported from around the world. In addition to writing for Travelingmom, she's contributed to CNN.com. and blogged for NYC Moms and Technorati. Her humor essay on motherhood appears in the anthology "See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World's Most Harried Moms" (Plain White Press). Eden lives in Brooklyn , New York with her husband and tween-aged daughter--who secretly hopes someday her parents, will have the moxie and means to move back into Manhattan.
Estelle Erasmus is an award-winning journalist and former magazine editor-in-chief who has contributed to several anthologies and co-authored a bestselling beauty book. Estelle is a 2014 and 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year, a 2014 Disney Social Media Mom, a 2014 National Geographic Kids Insider, and a member of the inaugural New York City 2012 production of Listen to Your Mother. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and What the Flicka, a columnist for examiner.com, has been syndicated on BlogHer.com and has been published in Brain, Child, the Washington Post's On Parenting, Marie Claire, Working Mother, mamapedia.com, The Broad Side, National Geographic Traveler, weightwatchers.com, The New York Daily News, projecteve.com, kveller.com and Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. She is a top 10 Circle of Moms Winner for Best Family Blog by a Mom and wrote a popular syndicated "Mom's Talk" column for AOL/Patch.
Fran Capo As an adventurer Fran has bungee jumped, swam with sharks, flown combat aircraft, driven race cars, eaten fire & chased tornadoes. Her other 4 world records: Highest book signing -Kilimanjaro; Deepest book signing - wreck site of Titanic; Most patients seen in 2 days; 21, 695. Fastest theme song to national airplay. She has appeared on over 350 TV shows including; Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Inside Edition, ET, Ripley's Believe it or Not, More than Human ,Martha Stewart and CNN where her segment was voted top 5 watched. She’s been heard on over 3700 radio shows including Howard Stern, Bloomberg news and Rick Dees. As a comedienne, Fran Capo has performed in major comedy clubs from Dangerfield’s in NY to the Tropicana in Vegasto Okinawa for the Marines.
Gina Vercesi is a mother, teacher, writer, runner, hiker, gardener, foodie, and nature girl, with an adventurous spirit and an unyielding sense of wanderlust. In 2009, Gina founded Kids Unplugged as a family nature club. Kids Unplugged has since morphed into a full-fledged family travel site focusing on low-tech, off-the-grid adventures for families. On the flip side, Gina also has what she calls a Disney vice and is an Authorized Disney Travel Planner and Disney travel guru creating magical, stress-free Disney vacations for families. Gina writes about everything Disney at her other blog, In the Mouse House.
Gwen Kleist is an award-winning writer and PR professional who works full-time at a major medical center in Southern California and also writes freelance. She is the mother of one very active son who shares her love of travel and adventure. Her articles have appeared in San Diego Family Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Cat Fancy, Huntington Beach Magazine, and she was a contributing author to Explorer Publishing’s guidebook, Los Angeles: The Complete Resident’s Guide. Visit her online at www.destinationwriting.com or follow her on Twitter at @HealthTravelMom.
Heather B., Expat Travelingmom, is the wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, Jared, whom she married in 2003, and a mom to 3 beautiful and creative children (6, 8, and 10 years old). The family moved overseas in 2010, and hasn't thought of returning home any time soon. Since moving abroad, they have traveled to the UAE, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Germany, France, Turkey, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore and soon, Indonesia. Heather documents her family's travels from the affordable to luxury, all around the world. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @expattravelmom.
Jacquie Fisher is a writer, nature lover, educator and mom to two adventurous kids. She loves to encourage families to get outside and believes that travel is one of the best learning experiences in childhood! One of her lifelong goals is to visit all 50 states (she’s currently up to 29). When she’s not planning their next adventure, Jacquie blogs at Edventures with Kids where she shares ideas for kids activities, family travel and fun ways to learn. She’s also the founder of KCEdventures, a travel resource for families visiting or living in Kansas City.
Jamie Bartosch is a lifelong Chicagoan who thinks her hometown is the greatest city in the world. She is an award-winning newspaper reporter, a freelance travel writer, and the mother of two great kids. She's known for her conversational, tell-it-like-it-is writing style, her love of Oprah and popcorn (often enjoyed together), and her above-all desire to have fun in life. Bartosch lives in suburban Chicago and writes as Suburban TraveilngMom.
Jana Seitzer is a mom to four kids (including twins), owner of a marketing/communications and graphic designer firm, and freelance photographer. She runs on coffee, good food, wine, and life. Recently relocated to Oregon from the East Coast, she loves to travel both with her family and on her own. She's always ready for the next adventure.
Judy Antell is the News Editor of SheBuysCars and the Free in 50 States editor of TravelingMom. Judy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and three daughters. The vegetarian family loves to visit the farmer’s market for local, organic produce. They have bicycled in Europe, skied downhill and cross country across the US, and hit the beaches all over the Caribbean. They visit cities and small towns around the country, always seeking vegetarian food – and chocolate. Read her blog, http://travelveggiemom.blogspot.com/
Julie Bigboy is a Southern California native who loves exploring sunny San Diego with her husband and three children. Starting at just one year old, Julie has developed a love of amusement parks over the years with a focus on Disneyland. She blogs Disney tips and tricks, along with budgeting advice on her website Saving Up for Disney. She also writes for the Isabella and Chinaberry catalogs. When not writing, Julie enjoys sewing and crafting.
Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan is the founder of Momaboard.com, a network for globe-trotting kids and their parents. Kaamna is an avid world traveler and carts her pint-sized companions with her wherever she goes. Kaamna has lived in India, Australia, the US, and now resides in London, from where she hops over to a new country every month. You can follow her adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Kamryn Adams is a ICF member certified life coach, lifestyle writer, author, and expert in contemporary women’s issues. An emotional wellness advocate, she offers creative, sustainable solutions to family, work and life dilemmas that affect the emotional well being and daily lives of women and their children. As a traveling mom, Kamryn has over a half million flight miles, nearly a thousand hotel nights and is fanatical about her loyalty program points. Having spent 15 years as corporate marketing executive while being a "OPTImom" to her two sons, she understands the life demands of traveling moms. She is the principal life coach at Alliance Life Management and continues to coach and inspire others on her blog, Simply Love.
Karen Heffen is a Tucson native who can't imagine moving but loves traveling outside the desert whenever she can. Naturally with two little boys, Disneyland is a frequent destination for her family. Most often they head to California or explore Arizona but love when they can travel outside their comfort zone! Karen shares her family adventures including DIY projects, social good and kitchen triumphs at Desert Chica Ramblings
Karin Sheets - A mom of a special needs child, Karin believes that stepping outside her world by traveling, although challenging, helps keep things in perspective. She is the President and Founder of InSite Web Development, Director of Technology for TravelingMom.com and contributor to Snowmamas.com. In her spare time she writes on her own site, specialneedstravelmom.com.
Karyn Locke is a travel writer and blogger from small town Ohio who was bitten by the travel bug at an early age compliments her military brat background. Happy to call the tri-state area her home, she adores traveling to large cities, as well as small town U.S.A., and everywhere in between. She loves the fact that her family digs road tripping just as much as she does and they plan to conquer America one city at a time. Karyn writes her own lifestyle & travel blog and may be found at Sand and Snow...and everywhere in between! , or on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Google+ as Karyn Locke.
Katrina Jakola is mom to 3 fabulous kids (ages 10, 6 & 3) and wife, to her college crush of 3 years. (He never stood a chance!) Originally from Canada, Katrina and her husband have lived in Taiwan for 9 of the last 12 years. With vast and beautiful Southeast Asia in their backyard, they couldn't help but start exploring! There are challenges to living and traveling with children overseas, but overall the benefits, cherished memories and family time outweigh the hard stuff! Katrina enjoys recording her take on, and finding the humour in, their enjoyable, and some not so enjoyable experiences at Amusing Journeys.
Kelli McDaniel was born and raised in South Florida and has avidly traveled the areas’ three counties searching for family-friendly activities and destinations to share with others. Her goal is to make the lives of all moms – no matter how many kids they have, or their ages – that much easier by providing valuable tips and insight into the diverse attractions, ventures, and cuisine that encompass the South Florida lifestyle. Let her sunshine state experiences help you navigate the best beaches, the top local eateries, and the endless amount of fun things for the whole family to do in the area!
Kim Orlando After years of traveling every week for business, Kim sought out other moms who traveled to understand how they dealt with the guilt, the scheduling and their family relationships. Advice from the trenches made travel–and life–much easier and often much more fun. Kim realized that other traveling moms would appreciate these insights, too, and TravelingMom.com was born. Just a few years later, TravelingMom is among the best known family travel web communities with the leading travel writer network. The advice and insight of this community is sought out by national news networks, travel companies and traveling moms who need to know. She has been selected as the travel expert for Wyndham's Women on Their Way, Mom Talk Radio and has been featured in Good HouseKeeping, NY Times Travel, Forbes.com, Hannah Storm’s CBS News Blog, JuJu Chang's Moms Get Real and The Montel Williams Show. Follow her on Twitter @KimOrlando
Kirsten lives in the Chicago area with her husband, three children, and their puppy, Ivy. When she is not writing about her family’s travels or chauffeuring her children all over town, she is a substitute teacher for the local school district. Kirsten loves to find teachable moments for every travel experience, because she believes travel is one of the best educations you can give a child.
Kymri Wilt Based in Cardiff by the Sea, California. Kymri Wilt is a freelance travel photographer, writer, travel director, and passionate world explorer. She studied and lived in Europe, got engaged in South America, and married in Africa. An extensive background in the travel industry created the network from which she has grown her own business - Mira Terra Images Travel Photography & Services. Her travel images have been published in guidebooks, textbooks, travel magazines, calendars, and brochures. She shares both her professional and family travel adventures and photos at her blog, Mira Terra Travels. Follow her on twitter, instagram, and vine @kymri.
Leslie Harvey is an attorney in San Francisco and mom of two kids, ages 6 and 1. She blogs about the joys and challenges of family travel at Trips With Tykes. Visiting scattered family in Alabama, North Carolina, and Connecticut, she and her husband find themselves flying with kids many times a year. She loves saving money on her family’s travels by maximizing the benefits of airline frequent flyer programs.
Linda Marsicano took her identical twin girls on their first vacation when they were five months old and they've been annoying other travelers ever since. After quitting her full-time public relations career to freelance when her daughters were born, she became a contributor to Going Places magazine, pens the Good-to-Go column in Chicago Parent magazine and has written for Babble Media and McSweeneys. Despite dozens of plane trips her daughters still haven't mastered travel etiquette -- try to sit at least five aisles away if you have the misfortune of being on the same flight.
Lorraine Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer and creator of the site RunWifeyRun.com. After three marathons, 13 half marathons and countless smaller races she's still packing her running shoes and looking for her next great race. Lorraine was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show and on TLC’s “A Wedding Story.”
Margalit Sturm Francus has lived in five different countries on three continents, where she exposed and educated her own children about the world through. In 2009, she established a nonprofit website, Autistic Globetrotting, to inspire and encourage autistic families to explore the world. Her articles have appeared in many media publications, including SATH, Autisable and Blogher. By communicating with both the autistic and travel communities, she aims to raise autism awareness and facilitate the implementation of much needed accommodations for special needs travelers.
Maria Smith is a wife and on-the-go stay at home mom to four children ages 8 to 3. Maria lives in Atlanta and blogs at MamaliciousMaria.com. She is a freelance writer for several other publications and is a former television producer. When not writing, Maria can be found on the tennis courts, reading a book, or traveling the world with her family.
Marina Kuperman Villatoro is CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. She's been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. We travel all over the world. Needless to say, it’s never boring! So find out where you can eat, stay and play with your kids all around the world.
Mary Dixon Lebeau was forced into East Coast travel. A Jersey girl herself, Mary married a guy from New England who has a penchant for Florida, so she has become acquainted with - and loves - all the wonderful sites from Caribou, Maine to Key West, Florida. Mary is also adept at creating vacations that are "one size fits all." The mother of five (ranging from "Expedition Everest" to "Dumbo"), she has become skilled at planning for all ages, collecting kiddie swap passes and making sure everyone is happy (sometimes all at the same time). A former newspaper columnist, Mary is now a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, Conceive and Family Circle (are you sensing a theme?). She was also the former travel editor at REAL Magazine (RIP). Her essays have appeared in such publications as the Christian Science Monitor, God Allows U Turns, and four different editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Mary Heston is a mom of four amazing kids who, over the past 20 years, have only asked “Are we there yet?” a couple of times. Getting there is part of the adventure. They have lived in 6 different US states and 2 countries. She was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show talking about connecting with your kids. Mary is the founder of Stayathomemom.com (although her friends like to joke that she is rarely at home). Traveling with kids has meant homeschooling along the way and a gratitude for growing Internet access around the world.
Mary Moore is the retro loving mother of two young children who enjoys the freedom of driving the open road in search of adventure. She and her family are working their way through the backroads and cities of America in their seafoam green 1950s Bel Air. You can read more about their lifestyle and adventures on the blog Raising Dick and Jane. Mary is also a lifelong resident of Michigan and holds a bachelors in food marketing from Western Michigan.
Meagan Shamy is a freelance writer and mom to three kids, Noah 12, Eden 10, and Jonah 6. She has been an Air Force military wife for 13.5 years now, which has taken her from West Texas to Mississippi, Oregon, Idaho, Alabama, Florida, Honduras, Scotland, Nevada, and finally back to Oregon. Although she hates moving, she loves to travel and embraces the opportunity. With each move, her goal is to make the most of their new area, time, and budget to explore all the new fun stuff around them. Meagan can also be found blogging at www.MommyTravels.net. She is also the Portland, Oregon expert at www.10Best.com.
Megy Karydes Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a travel and lifestyle website meant to inspire, excite & encourage exploring and seek adventure. She’s also principal of Karydes Consulting, a boutique marketing communications firm. She writes regularly on food, lifestyle, health and nutrition for 10best.com/ USA Today, Natural Awakenings magazine and Chicago Health magazine.
Mimi Slawoff A Los Angeles native, Mimi Slawoff spent her childhood traveling with her parents and sister. The summers she spent living in Bulgaria with relatives fueled her love of travel and linguistics (she is fairly fluent in Bulgarian and stumbles through French). A former Los Angeles Daily News reporter, Mimi swapped news for travel writing when she became a mom. She freelances and writes a monthly family travel column for L.A. Parent magazine (www.laparent.com). Mimi's kids - Christina, Michael and Megan - have been traveling with her since they were tots and are now hooked on travel too.
Monique Rubin is a native Californian who has spent the last decade living in Europe and using it as a launchpad to travel the globe. She is the mother of two who also love to travel, but often base their opinions of a destination on the quality of the kids programming on the hotel television. Monique also writes her travels at www.motravels.com and examiner.com.
Nasreen Stump is the married mother to one bi-coastal shared custody 9 year old boy, a 2 1/2 year old girl, and a 1 year old girl. Nasreen specializes in business travel, pregnant travel, and travel with children of varying ages. Nasreen serves as a business consultant and social media specialist with a special focus on (and love for) small businesses. She loves teaching those on a budget. She is back in Texas after 10 years in the Northeast.
Nicole Wakelin has been a nerd ever since she saw Star Wars on the big screen as a little girl. Now she has her own nerdy blog, Total Fan Girl, and hosts a segment on The D6 Generation gaming podcast. She's a contributor to Nerd Approved, Fashionably Geek and That's Nerdalicious and geeks-out over cars at She Buys Cars and Boldride . In her spare time, she's Mom to two geek girls in training and teaches them all the important things in life like Han shot first, vampires don't sparkle and always carry a towel.
Paula Schmitt is an award-winning author turned travel blogger in search of adventure. Her blog, This Girl Travels, is a document of her journey as she explores the world with her family and brings her exciting adventures into her readers’ homes. Paula invites you to come along and enjoy the ride! Read more about Paula and This Girl Travels at ThisGirlTravels.com.
Rebecca Darling , momma of 3 sassy Texas kiddos, writes a blog dedicated to family travel at R We There Yet Mom?. Born & raised in the great state of Texas, this Traveling Mom is very proud of her state. She enthusiastically welcomes you to visit all the great parks, museums, cities, and events that the Lone Star State has, though honestly, she hasn't even scratched the surface at all the amazing things there are to do in Texas! Although she swears she is not crafty, this momma never lacks in creativity and enthusiasm - her ultimate goal is making exceptional memories for her family. Follow her memory making at R We There Yet Mom?, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Sara Pittman is a writer/blogger and mother of 3. She writes about the reality of parenting and the love and chaos of life as a wife and mother with plenty of humor and sarcasm. Traveling and outdoor adventure are something that she is most passionate about and will always make time for with her family.
Seeing and tasting what’s unique about a place, its history, architecture and culture. When Sarah can’t get out of town, she explores Philadelphia with the same curiosity. She travels for fun and for work as a law professor. Both of her teenagers have been enthusiastic travelers since they were tiny and, along with her husband, are her favorite traveling companions. Follow her as Very Hungry Traveller on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Trover.
Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer who focuses on food, family, travel and lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in countless print and online outlets including iVillage, Today.com, Momtastic.com and Connecticut Magazine. She’s a former journalist who loves a great story, exploring new places and introducing her kids to the best food and culture New England has to offer. She also loves everything Disney, Cape Cod in April and October and digging into the historic nature of New England. She’s a mom to two food-loving, travel-craving kids. She blogs about living your best life at SarahByTheSea.com and about recipes for family-friendly home cooking at SarahsCucinaBella.com.
Scotty Reiss A TravelingMom contributor since the site's early days, Scotty and TMOM founder Kim Orlando recently launched SheBuysCars, a community built to empower women to be smarter, happier car owners. Prior to SheBuysCars, Scotty was the founding editor-in-chief of Luxe magazine, and wrote for the New York Times, Town & Country, Entrepreneur and Adweek, among others. She is the co-author of Stew Leonard, My Story, a biography of the founder of the iconic grocery company Stew Leonard’s, and developed program content for American Express Publishing’s Luxury Summit, PRWeek magazine’s annual conference and selected Luxury Marketing Council events.
Shannon Entin is a New Jersey-based family travel writer passionate about road trips and homeschooling - and how they come together to keep her and her family learning and growing all the time. Shannon's goal is to drive through all 50 states in America, chronicling her adventures at 100 Routes Across America. Her hobbies include running, skiing, and scrapbooking.
Shari Von Holten is Extraordinary TravelingMom. Shari owns the Celebrity Entertainment website, Have U Heard and a LifeStyle website, Beyond the Ordinary Life, where she writes about her love for all things travel. Shari loves to travel with her husband and two children, ages 15 and 10. When Shari isn’t traveling or writing about celebrities she can be found curled up on the couch with a good book or surfing the internet for a good deal.
Silvana Clark began her exciting travel adventures when her mother put valuable porcelain in Silvana's stroller and smuggled items out of East Germany. Since that time Silvana has been happily married to a travel-crazy guy for 36 years. Her two daughters grew up knowing whenever there was a reason to travel or a great air fare bargain, they would be on the road. Silvana and her husband have spent the last three years getting paid to travel the country as Brand Ambassadors.
Sue Rodman is an Atlanta transplant, the mom of 3 boys and publisher of Field Trips with Sue, an award winning family travel blog about Atlanta and fun places to visit from the South. She covers outings, day trips, weekend getaways and family vacations. Field Trips with Sue is a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Winner, a Red Tricycle Best Family Travel Blog and a Parents.com best blog nominee. Sue has been interviewed on Family Travel in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Northside Neighbor, Publix Magazine, and on all three major networks. She also shares her knowledge of family travel in a regular Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, and has also captured hundreds of trip ideas, inside information about must-see Atlanta attractions and more in her popular book “100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta.”
Susie Kellogg is truly unstoppable as a traveling mom. She and her crazy husband, Dan, travel the continent full-time with their 12 kids in an RV. Her life is complete as she travels, writes, blogs, teaches and raises their 12 beautiful, faith-filled, fun-loving, crazy, adventurous kids. Susie and her family are adrenaline junkies and love extreme sports -- whitewater kayaking, rafting, snowboarding, surfing, and SUPing, to name a few. As a family, they are sponsored by Jackson Kayak and Kokatat Watersports Wear and her kids compete at the highest levels of the sport, racking up awards as well as their own sponsors. Susie and her family have appeared on the Today Show, Fox News, Sunrise at 7 and have been featured in dozens of magazine and newspaper articles. Nick News produced a 30 minute episode on their family, titled “12 for the Road”. Susie is the author of “Raising a Badass Family” and blogs at kelloggshow.com.
Suzanne Chan is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… to 3 amazing kids and 1 awesomely cool nephew (ages 1, 4, 7 and 10 respectively). Her son Marcus was born with life threatening allergies which has changed her and her entire family's life. All she wishes for her children is to see the world, while safely navigating Marcus' allergies. She shares her and her family's journey on Mom Confessionals.
Tara has visited 17% of the countries in the world and has been on 12 cruises that have sailed to destinations like the Panama Canal and the Baltics. One cruise to Alaska landed her with a marriage proposal on a glacier from her now husband. The mom of twin toddler boys, Tara often travels with her family in style utilizing points and insider tips for a true VIP experience as she likes to experience the finest when vacationing. You can also follow Tara’s adventures via Twitter at @TaraMetBlog and on her blog.
Teresa Shaw is a Michigan-based journalist, editor and blogger, and Content Director for TravelingMom. A vegetarian (and almost-vegan), she strives to make health a priority and to pass on healthy habits to her two children. Teresa also writes at www.workingtravelingmom.com.
Teronya Holmes is a happily married mom of two young and adventurous sons (11 and 6 years old), a 2011-12 Disney Parks Moms Panelist, owns and manages a home-based business, writes and serves as Writer/Blogger Relations Manager for TravelingMom, and is a student working toward her M.Div. in Theology. For the Holmes Family, travel and adventure is an opportunity to pursue their life purpose: to love God and others, sharing the Gospel of Christ, and learning and growing in faith along the way. "Tron" loves sharing their travel escapades, tips, and experiences so that everyone can realize their dreams of family travel with purpose!
Terri left her life in the South after her kids grew up, to move to New York City and start a new career as a travel writer. She is happiest when she’s globetrotting and loves bringing stories of her adventures to her readers. She is the mom of two amazing adults, and the proud Grandmom of three beautiful little ones – who believe she lives in the airport. You can learn more about Terri and her work at Tripping With Terri.
Tonya Prater This mom of two young adults and one teen spent several years on the road traveling with her husband's job. Together, her family of five camped, stayed in hotels, rented temporary apartments and finally purchased a camper which they called home for over a year before the road led them back to Ohio. It’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Having missed her home state, this Ohio Traveling Mom is on a mission to rediscover everything great in the Buckeye State and hopefully, convince the rest of the world to visit in the process.