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About

Who We Are and What We Do

 

WE ARE AN AVERAGE FAMILY LIVING IN A CRAZY BUSY WORLD,
TRYING TO JUGGLE WORK, SCHOOL, FAMILY AND CHURCH RESPONSIBILITIES.

 

Learn more about our family travel destinations here.

 

We are a Mom and two daughters (Shani, Kamree, and Savannah) that love to plan, travel, and document our adventures at home and abroad. Our multi-generational clan has to 10 people (and counting) from ages 4-52! Travel with everyone is crazy and fun all at the same time. We love to travel all together, but it isn’t always possible in our busy lives. Some of our trips just involve who can go at the time, and we also take the time to enjoy our own smaller family vacations.

Why Did You Create a Blog For Family Travel Tips?

 

We are obsessed with all things travel! We had been thinking about creating a travel blog for a few years, but the timing hadn’t been right up until December 2016. We want to share our experiences about destinations and travel tips for families, and our favorite things to do together. Our experiences and tips have helped a lot of our close friends, and we want to share it with all of our readers!

 

We realize that others want to travel with their families too, but maybe aren’t as experienced as we are. That’s where we come in–we can help you plan and organize your family trip so you can enjoy your vacation with less stress. We can help you create great travel experiences!

Are You Professional Travelers?

 

Nope. We really do have lives outside of travel. Our family is constantly moving up, moving out, growing up and changing. It seems we have a “revolving door” with someone always coming or going. We have found that traveling together provides a “time-out” where we can reconnect with the ones we love the most without the daily interruptions or distractions. Our family adventures are tremendously educational and most of all, fun!

 

We have a limited budget. We plan and save our trips way ahead of time, and make sure that we aren’t spending beyond our means. We know that the cost of traveling can be very daunting, but we are here to tell you that it can be done. Follow our tips on saving costs on flights, hotels, and recreation, and your wallet will thank you!

 

We are excited to share what we have learned through our decades of travel. In this blog, we write about our favorite domestic and international destinations, our most memorable moments, some epic “fails”, and our favorite travel tips. We have learned a lot and enjoyed the journey and want to share it with you!

Meet the Family

Shani

Wife to 1, Mom of 4, Mother-In-Law to 3 and Grandma to her favorite little man Becks. She loves to visit new places and is the planner of all of our adventures. She is a world class travel planner. She also is a main contributor to our blog posts, takes a gazillion pictures, and helps with our social media accounts.

Her Favorite Destination: “My favorite travle destination is the Safari in South Africa. My safari experience was out of this world! Animals on parade...that’s what it was. Observing and learning about the animals in their habitat is something I will never forget. I felt like I was in the middle of a National Geographic documentary. And, of course the BEST part was sharing this incredible experience with my 16-year-old son.”

Phil

Husband, Father and Grandpa extraordinaire. Obsessive golfer and the majority subsidizer of our family travels. Thank you to him!! As long as we incorporate golf into our family travels, he is usually a happy camper.



His Favorite Destination: "Scotland! I love the beauty of the country, the climate, the overall feeling of the country, but most of all I love the golf in Scotland. I will always remember playing golf in Scotland with my sons for the first time. Such a special trip for me."

Kam

Oldest child, lover of history and art. Kam has a zeal for learning and would be a professional student if she could. She is a great big sister, wife to Stef, and her most important role is Mama to three year old Becks. Kam loves to help Shani plan trips. She is also a main blog contributor and co-manages social media accounts.

Her Favorite Destination: “I honestly cannot choose what my favorite destination is! I am OBSESSED with traveling! I want to go anywhere and everywhere. However, any destination or trip that centers around history and art cannot be beat for me. Museums are my happy place, and one of my favorite travel moments was being alone in the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s masterpiece!”


Stef

Our son-in-law, he is our resident tech guru and he loves anything adventurous and outdoorsy. He is a great addition to our family AND he takes great pictures. Stef handles the techy side of a blog! Us girls would be lost without him.



His Favorite Destination: My favorite travel destination is Alaska. I love the diverse wildlife encounters, glaciers, climate, and the vast wilderness. I love how many of the cities and areas are remote. There is so much to do, I can't wait to go back."

Becks

He is cute, smart and charming! He is little but has already traveled to tons of different countries (some of them multiple times) and many domestic destinations. We all love this little person. He brings the joy.

His Favorite Destination:“All of the places were my favorite. Bora Bora, Amsterdam, London and of course the elephants in Thailand are included.”

E

The youngest of the 4 children. He is a scuba diving enthusiast, skier, and can school both his older brother and Dad in ping-pong. He is the favorite Uncle to Becks. His favorite travel destinations consistently include anywhere with animal encounters. Don’t be fooled by the scowl in our pictures. He really has fun, just hates to be forced to have his picture taken.



His Favorite Destination: "That is a tough question, but for me Antarctica is my favorite destination. It was a surreal experience being at the end of the earth. I thought watching the crab eater seals, penguins, and whales was way cool and something I will never forget. Also, the beauty of Antarctica is unparalleled!"

T

He is the funny one of the group and keeps us all laughing. He loves to meet new people and makes new friends wherever we go. He loves guitars, sports (especially the Golden State Warriors), and can give his Dad a run for his money on the golf course.



His Favorite Destination: "Cabo! Hands down, Cabo, Mexico is my favorite destination. I love the local cuisine, the ease of travel, the near-perfect weather, the language, friendliness of the people, and I LOVE the golf in Cabo. Can't be beat!"

Kenna

She has just joined the family as she and T have just been married. Kenna is studying to become a nurse. She loves to paint, is a very talented at singing and has such an adventurous spirit. She has just certified in scuba diving. She is always smiling and laughing and is a joyful addition to our family!



Her Favorite Destination: "Hawaii! No question about it. The sun, sand, weather, ocean, and relaxing vibe are perfect! I love the food, the activities, and most of all the people. They are so genuine and kind. For me, the beach and the ocean never get old."

Sav

She is a talented harpist and loves all music. Always up for a new adventure, she is almost as travel obsessed as her mother (yikes). She is spitfire and sunshine through and through. She has a great passion for human rights and has a desire to help others who may be less fortunate. Sav curates our social media feeds. She has got a great eye for things that flow well together!



Her Favorite Destination: "My favorite place is probably Italy. I love the culture, language, art, fashion, and mostly the FOOD! Everywhere I've been in Italy feels magical and is so beautiful. I will never tire of returning to Italy."

Cole

He is in his last year of studies and is majoring in business administration and marketing. He is always willing to try something new and loves to camp, mountain bike, hike, and be adventuring outside. He is excited to join in on our family adventures! We are so excited he is marrying Savannah and that he will be part of our family.



His Favorite Destination: " In my travels, my favorite destination is Thailand! Thailand holds a little bit of everything: beautiful beaches and water, history, culture, and outdoor activities! The elephant sanctuary was a highlight for me. In Thailand, you can relax or be as active as you wish. Something for everyone!"

Collectively we have traveled to over 37 countries (and counting);
some of them multiple times and most of them together.

 

We are so excited to share our blog with you and hope you enjoy our destinations for families, family travel tips, and more! If you have any questions about our posts or would like to request a specific tip, contact us today!