Us in 2015, just before we moved abroad.
I’m Elmeka. And this is the boy. Here is an updated photo of us:
We began traveling when he was just 2 weeks old, traveling across the United States to visit family and friends. At 2, we took our first international vacation and we’ve been exploring the globe actively for the last 7 years.
I began this blog to share our adventures and show people that it is possible to travel with your kid and live to tell the tale. I would often travel solo or with groups and would never be able to bring the boy along. At the time, there weren’t any travel companies out there that specifically catered to kids. You just either brought them along and they found something to do or they absolutely weren’t permitted. It was so strange.
I wanted to write about the things our travels to show those without children that your life doesn’t end when you choose to raise another human and you can travel with them and have fun as well. And we also wanted to show those who have kids, who always dreamed of travel, that there was someone out here in these international streets.
I guess I didn’t see anyone who looked like me or who was a single parent traveling with their kid, so I decided to be the one to write about it and show people it is possible.
Kid-friendly travel isn’t just Disney cruises and theme parks (although we love those as well). We’ve zip-lined across the Zambezi River, we’ve explored Cape Town from a helicopter, brought in the New Year dancing at Afropunk in Johannesburg, and rode ATVs across the Sahara desert in Egypt.
So who are we?
I’m a school psychologist, mindfulness educator, amateur photographer, and french fry aficionado. The boy is a quick-witted rock star who is currently on a battle to conquer middle school and make it to high school unscathed.
We like traveling (of course) and having adventures within and outside our comfort zones. Brunch is our favorite meal of the day and we are passionate about french fries. We bad joke tellers, shower singers, and aspiring breakdancers.
We invite you to follow our thrills and misadventures as we strive to build a life without borders. We hope we inspire you to see the world with your children at your side.
Feel free to contact me using the form below if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!