Although I grew up in the heart of the United States, Kansas hasn’t been able to confine me to its rectangular borders. I’vebeen able to visit 4 continents, 23 countries and a good chunk of the United States in my twenty-eight years of life. I’ve been able to zipline on the tallest zipline course in Asia, eat lambs head in Iceland, and hike around Uluru in Australia, but there’s still nothing that compares to seeing the summer sun sink below the Midwestern horizon. I was about to end this paragraph with a quote by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, but I hate that movie even though I live in Kansas (gasp!).
My husband and I spent our first six years of marriage traveling as much as we could before we had our first son in August of 2014. We never wanted children to squelch our wanderlust. There’s no denying that traveling IS different and presents its own challenges compared to our kid-free days, but we’ve proven traveling with small children is achievable with prior research and planning. Not every post will focus on traveling with small children, but I want to provide readers with travel tips and resources for traveling with small children as it seems relevant. The content on the blog will be from recent trips, but a lot of the content will also be created about my past trips.
St. Thomas USVI
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
The History of Travel Fad
The domain for Travel Fad was purchased all the way back in 2010, but wasn’t officially launched until 2016. Sometimes I kick myself really, really hard for not starting it sooner. I tend to be a perfectionist. While that trait makes me a really great quality assurance analyst (one of my previous job titles), perfectionism can hold me back from jumping into something. After I spent some time this year reflecting on my passions and goals, Travel Fad kept coming to mind. My life-long passion is traveling. If I mix travel with my professional background in SEO, website management and travel marketing and sprinkle in my passion for photography, writing, food and history, Travel Fad = all of my passions.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
– Martin Buber