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by Tina on October 20, 2015

in photography

Valentina Fussell Beach Morning-2

Thank you all SO much for the incredible response to my new Design/Style blog, House of Valentina.  You all kind of blew me away!!  Big hugs to all!!

After nearly nine years of sharing our own adventures traveling, learning new languages, exploring cultures, and generally finding ourselves somewhere between five flavors of gelato and a deserted parking garage, I want to open “The Mike” up to more of you.  I know many of you are avid Traveling Mamas because I receive e-mails all the time from you telling me about the adventures in love and mishap that you have had with your kids.

I would LOVE to be able to publish some of your stories and/or travel tips of traveling and living abroad with kids.  Maybe there was a time when you packed the family up and on a spur of the moment went on the most epic disaster of a camping trip ever or you flew somewhere exotic and expensive only to have the entire family end up sick.  How did you overcome your mishaps?  What did you learn?  How did you family create beautiful memories in spite of the difficulties?

And let’s definitely not forget all of the great memories, whether it was a first trip on an airplane or a long car ride into the mountains… (I love the memory attached to this image of the time my husband took my boys to the beach at Indian Shores before the sun had even crested over the horizon to collect sea shells and hunt for new bird species.  (I love that my littlest refused to put on clothes and wore his mismatched pj’s because he didn’t care what anyone thought.)

So, it’s your turn! I would really love to hear more about your adventures, mishaps, tips, and favorite destinations as you have traveled with your kids and what traveling has meant to you and your family!


If you are interested in submitting a story and/or travel tips here is what I will need::

  1.  Image of your trip and/or your family (Please be sure it is a nice crisp image and 650px wide)
  2. A story that has a great sense of drama or your very best tips for making travel easier with kids. (Articles should be under 500 words and edited for publication.)
  3. Links to your website/instagram/etc so we can let others know who you are!

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Rae October 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm

This is such a lovely idea. Unfortunately I do not have kids so I can’t participate, but I do love travel and look forward to reading about how young families manage this as I do hope to have kinds eventually!

Rae | Love from Berlin


Tina October 27, 2015 at 11:53 am

I would love to hear your stories of escape with a friend/partner or even a solo journey!


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