So who’s the ‘US’ behind Have Kids Can Travel?
I’m Laura, and back in 2004 I started LittleStuff – an award-winning magazine blog for parents, talking about pretty stuff, and quirky stuff, and useful stuff, and spotting the odd bargain, discount & fab competition along the way.
I began to realise that the travel features – though really popular – don’t quite fit on LittleStuff (it’s more about the shopping, really), so I moved all the travel stuff into its own site here on Have Kids, Can Travel.
Have Kids, Can Travel is totally a team effort though – I’m the writer, and husband Courtenay is the photographer, and we’re a typical husband-and-wife team sharing the work and the coffee-making rota.
A small spoke in the travel wheel is Courtenay’s inability to get on a plane; 25yrs ago he took me to Africa for our honeymoon (my own first flight), but 6yrs later he panicked on a flight to Portugal, and he’s refused to set foot on a plane since. We easily work around it with trains and cars, but currently don’t venture further than mainland Europe.
Naturally we make shameless use of child labour where and when possible, however; we have four ‘kids’ (that’s a stretch of a term when they’re mostly over 6′ tall, isn’t it?) whom we Home Educate (so we’re always ready to take on a new adventure with no ties to school dates. Hoorah!). The three boys are now 19, 16 & 15, and Bear is our youngest at just 11.
Following in the family footsteps, No.1 son is establishing himself as a freelance music and travel photographer and a frequent solo traveller, and Boy is just setting out on a writing career with an inordinate fondness for Finland – both are available for any and all opportunities!
We’re not all about dropping a few thousand pounds on long treks across the Sahara (though we’re always open to offers…). We’ll talk about any and all the family friendly travel options. It might be wild camping in Wales, a villa in Italy or playing with orphaned elephants in the jungle; we want to find anything you can do happily with the children. We want to discover the best places to stay, ways to travel, and bargains to be had for families finding their perfect holiday.
We’re always looking for anyone to share handy tips, reviews of places they’ve been, and insider guides to places we’d like to go. We’re also keen to hear from Travel PR’s with news of interesting place to visit, and fabulous deals on taking the family there.
If you’d like to get in touch (please do, we LOVE to get mail) just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a chat.