Hello! My name is Chelsea. I am a military air force brat who started traveling the world as soon as I was born. My father had orders to move to Athens, Greece, so my first passport photo is me only a few days old! That first plane ride at only a few weeks old must have cemented the travel bug because I haven’t stopped traveling since then! Before I graduated high school, I had lived in Greece and England, all over the US and then Hawaii!
I met my wonderful husband back in 2003 when we were set up on a blind date by mutual friends of ours. We had a great time exploring the Hawaiian Islands and getting to know each other.
After High School, I went to the University of Hawaii to be a wedding event planner but quickly changed my mind after graduation (and after planning my own wedding). My husband and I got married just after I graduated from college, first in Hawaii and then a big celebration in Oregon (where my husband’s mom lives).
After some thoughtful consideration and long phone conversations with my dad, I headed down the path to becoming a special education teacher. After one year of teaching in Hawaii public school, we found out we were moving to Virginia. I started working at a private school that served DC students with emotional disabilities. I can honestly say it was the hardest year of my life! While working, I started taking courses to get my Masters in Special Education. I then switched to the FCPS public schools up in Northern Virginia.
We spent some amazing years just enjoying being a married couple. My husband was busy traveling for work and I was loving my time in the classroom. We traveled extensively and soaked up all that time together. Then we decided it was time to add a little one. Our son came into the word in 2014. I gave up my career to stay home with him and what an adventure that has been!
My husband’s career soon gave us the opportunity to move to Germany. So in 2016 we packed up the house, hopped on a plane and headed off on the journey of a lifetime. Our years in Germany were amazing! The ease of travel, the family-friendly nature of the whole continent and the flexibility to jump on a train or hop a plane and be in a whole new country.
My son was able to attend a waldkindi (forest preschool), I worked as an instructor at a local college and we maxed out as much travel as possible. Then the idea rolled around to start a travel blog. I was spending time helping travelers on various Facebook pages when I realized I could reach many more families with a blog. So here we are!
I hope you enjoy reading through the destination guides and that the articles give you some helpful tips. Travel is a part of our lives and we hope that you feel that sense of adventure alongside us.
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