Update on travel policies: we ARE still traveling. Due to ongoing safety concerns, our family is prioritizing outdoor experiences, road trips, and destinations that have public mask mandates in place. Accommodations with kitchenettes, take-out food or patio dining are a HUGE plus as well as museums with timed reservations. We attempt to publish content as soon as possible after visiting, but may adjust release dates based on national events. Our highest priority is protecting our family, our audience and benefitting small businesses and local residents of the destinations that we cherish.
We love traveling! We have extensive experience working on family travel blogs for destinations from Disneyland to boutique inns, trendy towns, big cities and rugged wilderness. As a group of six (with four kids born in five years!) we have unique insights into what works well for family travel blogs.
Here's the info we like to share with interested partners and fellow families who are wondering what our job looks like – and seeking travel tips to ensure an experience that's positive and memorable.
We almost always adventure together. Staying on top of a photo biz, full-time agency and blog takes a lot of work! So we cherish memory-making time with our kids when we travel. Plus, our audience engages better when they see our whole group traveling together, just as any other family would!
Naptime is important. Children need breaks. We understand the urge to create a detailed back-to-back itinerary so we can see EVERY awesome thing your area has to offer. Kids' schedules, however, tend to be a bit…fluid. We really like to have a select few scheduled highlights coupled with a top ten list to fill in the gaps on our own as time allows.
Transportation is tricky. On a couple occasions, we've had city tourism hosts chauffeur us around like the Kardashians. So glamorous, you guys! Inevitably, though, one of our kids has a meltdown and the situation goes from fancy to floundering. For this reason, we prefer to bring our own vehicle or get a rental (though we understand this isn't always possible).
Boys break stuff. And we feel bad about it. So as much as we'd love to see your super-secret factory / delicate fairy garden / ceramic egg collection, we should probably just skip that.
Please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you have any questions at all. Flexibility, to us, is a two-way street and we understand that a lot of effort goes into planning a press trip. Family travel blogging isn't always easy, but it's SO worth it!