Traveling with a family might seem overwhelming but these amazing content creators show us how it’s done! Maybe you want to take your kids on the road full-time like several of these families. Maybe you just need some helpful tips for choosing family-friendly destinations or keeping toddlers entertained during long flights.
Follow these family travel influencers for some exciting content and inspiration for your own family travels.
1. Maximum Beth (Beth Santos)
Beth is the founder and CEO of Wanderful, which she developed while riding through the streets of São Tomé and Príncipe on her blue Yamaha motorcycle. She is the creator of the WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit and has been recognized in Business Insider as one of 17 travel industry changemakers, as one of BostInno’s 50 on Fire, and as one of TimeOut’s 10 people changing a better Boston. Beth is out to change the landscape of travel for women worldwide!
2. The Mom Trotter (Kay)
Kay is a mom, writer, speaker, creator, and passionate world traveler. Her family is currently living in the US, full-time in an RV. She created The Mom Trotter to share budget travel tips, homeschooling life, and to connect with other families following the same path. Kay and her son Aiden are also the founders of Black Kids Do Travel to encourage parents of children of color, to travel with their children and show them the world.
3. Houseful of Nicholes (Natasha Nicholes)
Natasha is all for going on road trips with her family and has been doing so since she was a kid! She started taking her kids on the road as soon as they were born. It acclimates them to car travel and they have fun from the get-go. Natasha also home schools her youngest three children, even when they’re on the road, and weaves education into their trips. She lives by the rule ‘if you don’t pack it, don’t cry about it’. Go check her out!
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4. The Working Mom’s Travels (Francesca)
Francesca is a Chicago-based travel blogger and working mom of two kids. Francesca aims to show that working parents can still enjoy what they fancy in life after having kids. She is totally aligned with Wanderful’s concept of what travel really means. She says, “The beauty of travel is that it does not have to be limited to exotic trips that cross time zones. Keeping with the spirit of adventure, a weekend in Michigan, or even an excursion in our hometown of Chicago, is classified as ‘travel’ because, really, it’s a state of mind.” We couldn’t agree more!
5. Marcie in Mommyland (Marcie Cheung)
Marcie is a family travel blogger and a mom to 2 kids! She believes in traveling as a family as soon as possible after having children, and uses her blog to share tips and tricks with other families that they’ve learned on their adventures. She knows it can be intimidating to think about going anywhere with your baby or toddler, but Marcie wants to help you troubleshoot and find the right adventure for you and your family.
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6. The Wandering Daughter (Astrid)
Astrid is a travel-loving mom of three from Seattle. She’s on a mission to make travel more accessible and approachable to families. With her stories and tips, she hopes to inspire you to take your kids out into the world and start exploring. She is also the creator of Brown Families Traveling. Join their adventures as they explore the Pacific Northwest and the world!
7. Migrating Miss (Sonja)
Sonja wants to show people there are so many different ways to travel: solo, as a couple, with your family, selling everything you own for a long trip, or taking short breaks when you can. It’s all possible, and she’s written about how to do it! She’s originally from New Zealand and now lives in Scotland, after calling several other countries home in between.
8. Whisky + Sunshine (Jana Seitzer)
Jana is a writer, traveler, podcaster, and cocktail aficionado located in New York. She lives with her husband, four children, and her two dogs. Jana is an avid traveler who frequently visits Disney Parks where she enjoys riding roller coasters and eating all the delicious treats!
9. The Traveling Child (The Hambrick Family)
Monet is a full-time working woman, wife, and mother of two. The writer behind the family travel blog, The Traveling Child, she is also the author of the children’s book series The Traveling Child Goes to. Monet created her blog to inspire parents to explore the world with their kids and provide tips to make travel with children easier. Her motto is: If kids live there, kids can visit. We love that!
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10. Bring the Kids (Jessica)
The Averetts are an adventure-seeking family of 7! In the last 5 years, they have visited nearly 40 countries together and in 2017-2018, they took a year off to travel the world together. Their blog is designed to help you find inspiration, tips, and tricks so that you can have amazing adventures, too!
11. Negra Bohemian (Iliah Grant Atoro)
Iliah Grant Altoro is a writer, speaker, activist, world traveler, and a homeschooling mother of three. She is the founder of Negra Bohemian, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to rethinking motherhood, intentional travel, and raising socially-conscious global learners. Iliah is also a former WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit speaker.
12. The Wanderlust Momma (Tykesha Burton)
Tykesha is a full-time writer, wife, momma of two, beer drinker, and rom-com lover who has an insatiable wanderlust. She created Momma Wanderlust to inspire parents to explore the world with their children. She provides tips, tricks, and travel inspiration to help parents to stress less and travel more.
13. Tech Savvy Mama (Leticia Barr)
Leticia is a DC area blogger who is passionate about using her background in teaching and real-life experience in parenting, in the age of devices to empower parents in fostering a love of science, technology, engineering, and math in their children. She loves sharing technology and educational resources for today’s families.
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14. Itz a Family Thing (Corritta)
Corritta and Mea want to show anyone can travel regardless of their age, race, and orientation. They believe everyone should be represented and should have the opportunity to see the world. They’ve been traveling since their son was 8 weeks old and are currently a full-time travel family. Follow their adventures for inspiration!
15. Mixed Trio Travels
Nicole is on a mission to show that because you have a disability, does not mean you should not be able to travel and see the world. Nicole has Spina Bifida and wears an AFO brace and walks with a cane. She worldschools her twins; Ross has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Phoebe has ADD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). She wanted to reconnect and spend more quality time with her kids, so she quit her job and now they travel full-time together.
16. Mama Contemporanea (Rory Lassanske)
Rory is a travel and lifestyle storyteller, a digital mompreneur and Latinx content creator. She was born in Venezuela and now calls Texas home. She blogs in Spanish and in English to share stories and tips to help other families get out and see more.
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17. Passports and Parenting (Clarissa Laskey)
Clarissa is the adventurous and fashionable Mom behind the site Passports and Parenting. She is a wife and mom raising a multicultural, blended family, a co-parenting expert and she hopes that her blended family’s co-parenting journey will help inspire other families. Clarissa doesn’t let having kids slow down her wanderlust and instead encourages and teaches families how to embrace spontaneous travel. Her goal for Passports and Parenting is to empower parents to embrace the blend of life instead of trying to balance it all.
18. The Spring Break Family (Montoya)
Montoya’s (Monty) background is in IT but she loves to travel. Prior to meeting and marrying her husband Phil, she was a single mother and has been traveling with her daughter since she was a few weeks old, so single parent travel is near and dear to her heart. Now she’s a wife, mom, and working professional and writes all about momcations, budgeting, and life beyond the suitcase.
19. Those Crazy Nelsons (Samantha Nelson)
In 2014, Samantha and her husband traded their white picket fence and 2 car garage for living out of suitcases and nomadic traveling. They had very little planned, except that they never wanted to go back to living life by default. In 2015, they hung up their travel gear, taking all the lessons they learned on the road back with them into suburbia. But just because they’re staying put, doesn’t mean they’re settling back into life as it was. Now, they help busy families in suburbia travel more by creating easy itineraries for quick getaways!
20. Local Passport Family (Preethi B. Harbuck)
Preethi talks all about family travel and photography with a social justice lens. She has visited 62 countries, 43 of those have been with kids! She also talks about living a part-time RV life and loves the National Parks. She hopes to inspire curiosity and connection, particularly through sharing tips, tricks, and itineraries.
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Great list, I added quite a few that I didn’t know and some of my favorites were on there too! Let me introduce myself, I’m Portia from When I Wander. I’m a travel and nature loving mom of 5, ages 6 – 27 that have all been homeschooled and wander with me. I try to provide off the beaten path places for other family travelers with a consciousness of the impact we have on each other and the environment.