Hi, I’m Catherine! I am an attorney turned travel blogger. I started this blog to serve as a resource for parents who’d like to travel with their families but who are apprehensive about traveling with children!
Goals for this Blog
I love to travel. I’ve always loved to travel but after my son was born I had some pretty gnarly anxiety and the idea of traveling with him was overwhelming. Following our son’s birth, I realized how few resources there were out there for traveling families, although families make up a large share of the tourism market. As a new mom, I had tons of questions and not a whole lot of answers. Through this blog I endeavor to make finding that information easier.
Another thing that I would like to do with this blog is advocate for families, in the tourism industry. Families spend a lot of time and money traveling every year but in many instances families are not catered for or represented in the tourism industry. I hope to make a small dent in that problem.
My ultimate goal is to make things stress-free, for all of the traveling mommas (and dads, caretakers or grandparents) who come after me.
A Little About Me
I caught the international travel bug when I was 21. I did a summer study abroad in Catania, Italy, and then studied abroad for a semester in Granada, Spain and I was hooked! Since then I’ve been to Ireland (maybe 40-50 times), England, Wales, Canada, Mexico, France, South Africa, a month study abroad in China, Bolivia (twice), Costa Rica and my husband and I did a month in New Zealand for our honeymoon.
After my son was born the first trip that we took was to Shenandoah National Park (when he was 5 months old). That was one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. But everything was fine and Shenandoah was absolutely magical. After that trip we got after it. I took our son to Ireland five times before his 2nd birthday. (I was trying to get in as many ‘free’ flights as possible before he turned two). We’ve also taken him to Albany, New York; Phoenix, Arizona (baseball spring training); New Orleans, Louisiana; Seattle, Washington; Olympic National Park; Mt. Rainier National Park; Zion National Park, Michigan, Wisconsin, and a few more trips to Ireland- for good measure. (Full disclosure- my husband is from Ireland).
Traveling with children can be tiresome, arduous, and occasionally downright scary. Hopefully this blog can ease a little bit of your anxiety and apprehensions because—I know— traveling with your children really can be a powerful and amazing experience for you and your children.
I welcome ideas and feedback and I look forward to getting to know you! Travel is getting easier and more affordable and I want every parent and family to be able to take advantage of traveling with your children!
With grace and love,