I just wanted to update you on my whereabouts and what is coming next with this blog. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I took a summer hiatus, I’ve been home playing with my boys. The hiatus is almost over, many blogs coming soon!
In one week I will be heading out on a big adventure with my younger son Nicola. We will be traveling in Italy for three weeks, it will be his first time out of the United States, not counting in utero!
I’ll be writing about our adventures and places we go, more about packing, and lots of blogs with a special focus on traveling with kids. I’ll continue writing in September and October with the fall tour season, topics TBD.
I always love hearing your ideas for blog posts that you may be hoping for. I have two decades of travel experience and stories and really don’t know where to start unpacking it all. Your comments and requests are very helpful for guiding my writing, so keep them coming!
I also wanted to send you all a big thank you for reading and supporting this blog. This was a project that I started as a companion to my packing videos, but it’s become something much bigger than I expected. Two very unexpected consequences- writing has been very therapeutic, and the community that has formed around this blog has been inspiring! I had no idea anyone would want to read my ramblings. Now I have people who meet me at speaking engagements and describe themselves as my fans! There is a core group of you that regularly comment here, on Facebook and on Instagram, and I’ve come to enjoy your comments and feel like we are extended family. It’s really cool. For those of you that follow from afar, you are also appreciated and I hope to meet or hear from you at some point.
This blog started a year ago with about a dozen readers, mostly my family and best friends. Now we have about 6000 people following in one form or another. I am humbled. I hope we can continue to expand readership, so please help me by sharing articles you like or telling friends. The more readers, the more options I have to make this the best travel blog out there. I have so many ideas of where we can go next, I hope you will come with me.
And off we go!