The story behind the cover

Our summer cover image was shot by Melissa Sanchez from Melissa is based in (you guessed it) San Francisco, California. She is a fantastic photographer, mom of three, and wife to one amazing husband. On her blog, she loves to share the latest things going on in the city (events, restaurants, stores etc.), her favorite beauty finds, kid and home gadgets, and fashion bargains. She also chronicles her adventures around the city, as well as her family vacations. Like many Twist travelers, she knows that not every moment of family travel is sunshine and roses, which is why we love this image she captured of her daughter. It represents those highs and lows we all face when we travel with kids, but that we will gladly tackle so we can show them the world.

“We had gone on a long stroll to the Hollywood Beach boardwalk that morning. I’d told Charlotte not to wear her new slides since it would be a long walk. Naturally, halfway into the walk, she had a blister (Mommy always knows best). We had to go to a gift shop to buy her bandaids and a pair of flip-flops. Later that afternoon when we headed down to the beach, her blister was burning in the ocean water and she was unable to swim with the rest of the family. She hopped into a lounge chair, and I couldn’t help but snap a photo of my pouting little girl” – Melissa Sanchez

The summer issue is bursting with exciting travel destinations, trip planning advice, a baby gear travel guide, camping guide and like always, our top hotel picks. All written by our passionate family travel experts.

  • Escape to the island of Fiji 
  • Neighborhood Guide to Raleigh, NC
  • Travel Budget: $2,500 / beach vacation two ways
  • Magic found on Hawaii’s North Shore
  • Adventure Summer Camps for the whole family
  • Camping 101
  • Sweating through six weeks in Asia
  • California Road Trip: good food, good wine and adventure at every turn!
  • Twist Hotel Favorites: Unique historic properties

Don’t miss our tropical themed backyard BBQ, how to get around town this summer, and global reads to add to your kids’ reading list!

Read more details about the summer issue and order a printed copy!

Andrea Fellman is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Twist Travel Magazine. She is a stylish nomad and expat mom living in Barcelona with her husband, two kids and a dog! She blogs about family travel, expat life, and her online business adventures at Wanderlust Living.

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