a new twist on family travel

meet the


Our team consists of some of the best family travel writers that have been circling the globe and lifestyle influencers who have been sharing their expertise for years!

Each issue we have a variety of writers that contribute. While some contribute to each issue, others join based on the content of the issue and their expertise in the destinations we are covering. Each issue is created by carefully selecting the right storyteller to match the vision of that issue.

Amy Whitley

Managing Editor

Amy Whitley is a family travel writer, editor, and columnist based in Southern Oregon. An avid traveler, backpacker, skier, and hiker, Amy has written about family and outdoor experiences for local and national publications since 2009. Amy authors a regular column in OutdoorsNW Magazine, is the Southern Oregon ambassador for Travel Oregon, works as a gear reviewer for multiple outdoor brands, writes monthly for US News Travel, and is founder of family travel site Pit Stops for Kids.

Claudia Laroye

Contributing Editor

Claudia Laroye is a travel writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. An avid and curious traveler, Claudia has written about family, adventure, and luxury experiences for local and national publications since 2010. Claudia has contributed to Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Travelzoo, Westworld, Dreamscapes magazine, and is founder of family travel site The Travelling Mom.

Katja Gaskell

European Editor

Katja Gaskell is a travel writer recently returned to London, U.K. after 12 years of living abroad in Australia, India and Mexico. She’s the co-founder of globetotting.com and is a firm believer that you can – and should! – take your kids everywhere. Katja has written across a range of titles for Lonely Planet guidebooks, tested luxury hotels for Mr & Mrs Smith and has contributed to publications including BBC Food, Hotelier International and The Australian.

Tawny Clark

Contributing Editor

Tawny Clark has always been an explorer at heart. From teaching English in South Korea and getting engaged at the Taj Mahal, to tying the knot in a Bavarian-theme town in the PNW and toting her two babies around the globe, travel is frequently on her mind. While she got her start as one half of the blogging duo at Captain and Clark, her professional work can be found on BBC Travel, National Geographic, Expedia, and USA Today among other publications. Since adding two small children to the fray, Tawny’s wanderlust has only grown. She’s made it her personal mission to prove that traveling with babies is not only possible, but fun.

our past


Amber Mamian

Brianne Manz

Tara Cannon

Amie O’Shaughnessy

Sara McCarty

Melissa Sanchez

Diane Mizota

Nicole Wiltrout

Pattie Cordova

Kirsten Maxwell

Rob Taylor

Rachael Hutchings

Sharon Garofalow

Sarah Pittard

Vanessa Bell

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