John Vanda was born in Michigan, and lived there just long enough to be a lifelong Detroit sports fan, including the Lions, despite his father's urging to never like the Lions, because they'll always let you down. When he was 10 years old, the family moved to Virginia, and he lived there until after college. During his college years, he married Jessica Vanda, and shortly after, became a military spouse when Jessica joined the Navy. Two wonderful kids, 8 moves and 18 years later, John is still a military spouse, now living in Florida. In addition to writing for Traveling Dad, he is also an editor for Traveling Dad, working on content and search engine optimization, and is a contributing editor for 6 romance novels. You'll also find him co-hosting and producing a Disney podcast called Disney Intelligence with fellow Traveling Dad Kevin Gillooly.