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The Travel Mamas Team is made up of seven contributors in addition to the original Travel Mama, Colleen Lanin. Hailing from various areas of the U.S., Canada and Europe—with kids ranging in ages from baby to teen—each writer brings a different perspective and voice to this site.


Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of TravelMamas.com and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide, a book for anyone who wants to travel with babies and children…and stay sane! Learn more about The Travel Mama or read about her latest escapades In the News. For partnership opportunity information, check out Hire The Travel Mama or view our Advertising/PR opportunities. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Debbie Ferm, The Animal Loving Travel MamaDebbie Ferm, The Animal Loving Travel Mama

Debbie Ferm is a mom, animal lover, avid traveler, and recent empty nester. She can be found online at EmptyNestExpress.com, where she blogs about living life and traveling after the kids are grown. She and her husband, Steve, share their home in Minnesota with two big goofy dogs and two semi-tolerant cats. Debbie is excited to be part of the Travel Mamas Team as both a contributor and part-time managing editor. She can be found on Twitter at @dkferm and would love to connect!

 

Bryan Richards, The Hungry Travel Daddy Bryan Richards began his blog, The Wandering Gourmand, to document his culinary adventures with his wife around the world (and around the kitchen). During the first eight years of their marriage, they followed their taste buds across five continents, 20 countries, and 71 cities and drank plenty of beer along the way. Then Deacon was born, and they’re learning how to incorporate their son into their culinary adventures. Currently, Bryan balances his role as stay-at-home dad to a toddler with his novel writing and freelance gigs covering craft beer, food, and travel. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Follow Bryan's adventures on Twitter and SnapChat.Bryan Richards, The Hungry Travel Daddy

Bryan Richards began his blog, The Wandering Gourmand, to document his culinary adventures with his wife around the world (and around the kitchen). During the first eight years of their marriage, they followed their taste buds across five continents, 20 countries, and 71 cities and drank plenty of beer along the way. Then Deacon was born, and they’re learning how to incorporate their son into their culinary adventures. Currently, Bryan balances his role as stay-at-home dad to a toddler with his novel writing and freelance gigs covering craft beer, food, and travel. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Follow Bryan's adventures on Twitter and SnapChat.

 

Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two teenage sons. She started travelling at a very young age, and has never stopped. She’s had the fortune of visiting more than 18 countries on four continents, and has also lived abroad in Sweden. Claudia is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. She is the author of the travelling mom blog, and contributes to many online and print media publications. Connect with Claudia on Twitter as @travelling_mom or on Facebook.

 

Jody Robbins, The Saucy Travel Mama

After a career in international marketing and a few years spent living the high life as an expat, Jody Robbins now resides with her family in Calgary, Canada. Figuring travel writing was a good way to combine her wanderlust and parental duties, she’s spent the past few years working with both print and online media, contributing to the Calgary Herald Travel and Real Life sections, and blogging about her adventures at Travels with Baggage. When not circling the globe with her precocious children (one daughter, one husband, one dog), she can usually be found snowboarding or pretending to enjoy hiking. Find Jody on Twitter at @Jody_Robbins or follow her adventures on Facebook.