Hi, I’m Laura!
Self-declared foodie. Travel enthusiast. And mom to a precocious toddler named Evelyn.
I’ve always been inspired by faraway places that were nothing like the Midwestern farm town I grew up in. But instead of traveling the world at a young age, my husband Matt and I followed the more practical route – finishing school early, building our careers, making a home, and starting a family. We dreamed of traveling more some day, but it never seemed to be the right time.
After 10 years together, we finally feel like we’ve got our life together. But now we have a young daughter named Evelyn. Could we really have a family and travel the world too?
A new job for Matt pushed us to take the leap. He began flying to California quite often for work, and Evelyn and I started to tag along (with her first flight at 5 weeks old!) We realized while it was sometimes stressful, it wasn’t nearly as scary as everyone made it sound! With added confidence, our travels to California turned into more family trips around the US and Mexico. Now with our feet wet and our hearts wanting more, we’re plotting our next adventures around the world!
We’re passionate about sharing how we make family travel work, and hope to inspire other adventurous parents to continue seeing the world with their tiny explorers. Feel free to poke around the blog. Whether it’s packing tips, destination guides, or travel planning help, we’re glad you’re here and hope you’ll find answers to the many questions that come along with the world of travel with kids.
PS. Don’t know where to start? We’ve created a Step-by-Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Family Trip to help other parents who want to make travel a priority. It’s a great place to begin!