Kim Orlando, the founder of TravelingMom, is a CEO, entrepreneur, sought after social media and marketing consultant who started her journey in the trenches as a working mom with a passion for travel. Hailing from the hills of Kentucky and taking her story to New York, Los Angeles, and beyond, Kim built an online platform that has reached millions of moms and empowered them to explore the world with their families.
She has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America and on numerous satellite media tours. She has contributed travel advice to Good Housekeeping, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and more.
As a one-stop resource for moms looking to unleash wanderlust in their own families, TravelingMom has been recognized by Parenting, RVIA, USA Today, FlipKey and more. Major brands such as Marriott, Ford, Disney, Chevy, Panasonic, RVshare and more have found lucrative partnerships working with TravelingMom.
Kim continues to find joy in providing useful information that brings families and friends together through the power of travel. She spends her time visiting her kids at college, creating trips and traveling with her BFFs to explore the world.
Cindy Richards is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist who serves as Editor-in-Chief for TravelingMom.com. She previously worked at both of Chicago’s major newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.
She found her passion for traveling with her kids when she was an editor for the award-winning regional magazine, Chicago Parent. She also has taught journalism in the graduate program at Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism.
She is the mom of two now-grown children 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!”