Well hello there! I’m Monet, a full-time working woman, wife, mama of two, and the writer behind The Traveling Child . HR is my day job but traveling is my passion. I graduated from the University of Florida with my Bachelors Degree and then went on to earn my Masters Degree from Georgetown University. Currently, our family resides in South Florida but I’ve lived in New York, DC, California, and even West Virginia. Having Jamaican roots I’m kind of an expert in beautiful beaches and you can often find our family sitting on one! Have questions or want to connect? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why The Traveling Child
When I was pregnant with my first child I heard so many times that my husband and I’s wanderlust ways would have come to an end once Jordyn, our first child, was born. We knew that could not be our my life and that we would want to continue traveling with our kids in tow. We took our eldest on her first flight at 6 weeks. Many parents think it’s impossible to travel with children so I started The Traveling Child, created to inspire parents to explore the world with their kids while providing tips to make it easier. My motto is “if kids live there, kids can visit” so you’ll often see us visiting destinations that most don’t consider kid-friendly but we’ll show you why they are!
Vacationing with a whole family has the potential to be very costly, discouraging families from even considering traveling together. As a very budget conscious family we’ve mastered making family travel affordable, check out my tips on planning a family trip that won’t break the bank here.
How The Traveling Child Has Evolved
Originally The Traveling Child mainly focused on family travel but since the readers are mainly the parents not the children our audience wanted more. They expressed interest in “baecations” and couples travel as well as mommy breaks, where moms take a trip without their kids solo or with friends. These trip itineraries provide inspiration for us to remember our lives outside of parenthood and remind parents to not feel guilty about taking a little me time.
Meet My Family
Jordyn, Ms. Personality
Jordyn has the biggest personality I’ve ever seen. She is full of energy, super outgoing, and wants to be everyone’s friend. She is down for any adventure and one of the bravest kids I know. She’s conquered zip-lining, surf lessons, parasailing and more all by the age of four.
Kennedy, Boss Lady
Kennedy or boss lady as we affectionately call her at home is one of the sweetest, funniest, little two-year-olds I’ve ever met. She loves everything PJ Masks and sings The Middle at least 25 times a day. If there is a pool she is in it and she always has a smile on her face. She is the one in our family who keeps us all in check which is why we call her boss lady!
The Hubby, James
James also earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Florida where he and I met my freshman year in our Intro to Sports Management class. He’s always down to come along for the crazy adventures I plan and always supports my dreams and aspirations. He is definitely the bravest one of the two of us and always finds everything I lose! After working in the sports industry for 9 years my love of travel has finally rubbed off on him and he now works in sales in the tourism industry.