Pint Size Pilot on I Love Family Travel

Tell us a little background about you and your blog.

I created my family travel website for those parents out there who feel that their days of traveling to far off exotic places should not end simply because they now have a mini me in tow. After logging dozens of flights around the world with my own children, I discovered that there were so many small things a parent could do to make travel easier. Through my website and blog I aim to provide parents with the resources, tips, helpful links, travel guides, product reviews and even some humorous anecdotes to not only survive, but actually enjoy family travel.

What is your number one family travel tip?

Pack in preparation of every possible family travel situation (air sickness, leaky diaper etc.), so that when disaster strikes, you are ready.

Where was your favorite destination to travel to and why?

So far, my favorite travel destination has been St. Barths. It has such a nice mix of beautiful beaches, amazing weather and excellent french cuisine.

Do you have any favorite sites, blogs or magazines you read to help plan your travel?

I am a regular reader of Afar, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Travel, and dozens of excellent family travel blogs.

Do you have any favorite travel apps or gear?

I really like Award Wallet to keep track of my loyalty program points, and Tripit for creating a handy vacation itinerary.

What got you into travel blogging? How did you start?

When my first child was an infant, I scoured the web for good information and tips on how to fly with a baby. I felt that there was a void that needed to be filled and starting keeping notes from my own travels. Eventually I decided to share those notes and tips in the form of a blog.

Do you have any advice for family travel bloggers who are just starting out?

The best advice I received was via a conference I attended. One of the speakers mentioned that most blogs do not gain traction until about 18 months, yet most bloggers give up at 12 months. Had I not received that information, I too, would have quit after a year. At almost exactly 18 months my own site started to trend.

Where do you plan to travel to this year?

So far this year we have plans to visit Whistler, Mexico, Hawaii and the Canadian Maritimes.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our audience?

My best opportunities have come out of networking at industry events, in particular at TBEX North America.