Our Story

For over 10 years, Carrie & Jeremy have been producing the family travel guide TV show “Travel With Kids.” With journeys through Peru, Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Africa, Mexico, Fiji, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Italy, Greece & Ireland and so many more.

Our love of real adventure travel and being immersed in other cultures began as kids when our parents would take us through mexico by train, driving and camping Baja. In 1998 when we quit our jobs and backpacked around the world for a year taking public buses, boats and trains, staying in small villages and experiencing the world in a different time before smart phones, internet, GPS, apps and Skype. Just a map and a guidebook. From Beijing  to Mexico through South East Asia, Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America to cross the border with Mexico on foot.

We were never able to shake that life-changing experience. We needed more. After a few small trips with our very small kids, so many questions we asked about how-to Travel with Kids.

So with backgrounds in media, we decided to put our expertise to work and started the  “Travel With Kids” TV show, beginning with just one DVD.

Today our TV show is on PBS stations nationally, streaming online and airing in 30 markets overseas with over 75 half hour episodes and counting.

Now with many questions on how to visit the destinations f in the episodes, we decided it was time for us to bring you and your family to our favorite places on earth. To see, feel and experience the things we have. Our goal is to bring real travel experiences to you and your family. Interacting with locals, staying in smaller hotels, getting hands on with the local history and culture to create experiences and memories that will last forever.

Travel With Kids Family Adventure Tours offers family group tours for everyone of all ages. Single parents, Grandparents welcome too!

Contact us today about one of our escorted family group adventures, trip planning, individual travel for your family or group.

The Money Question

This is our main question after “aren’t you scared to travel” or “whats the worst thing that happened to you”

In 1998 (no kids) we quit our jobs, put our junk in storage and left with a backpack and a few thousand dollars saved up. We had a one way ticket to China. We crossed the border on foot 8 months later at the Nogales Arizona/Mexico border crossing. The journey was an adventure of a lifetime, life changing and taught us everything we know.

Guesthouses are cheap. Local transport is cheap. Local food is cheap. Small traditional villages are cheap. Finding a local guide and local rickshaw taxi is cheap. One week at a chain resort = a month of real travels.

We do not have a trust fund. We are not bankrolled by a big company. We have an average un-remodled house and two used cars. We just travel cheap. Airfare is always the main expense, but after that there are ways to travel without major costs, and the best part is you will have incredible amazing authentic travel experiences.

Thailand; beautiful beachfront bamboo hut with electric and shower: $5 US a day.Tons of other travelers, kids, a restaurant and cold drinks. Snorkeling & Diving.

Indonesia: Riverfront jungle lodge with Orangutans in the trees: $5 US a day.

Virgin Islands local ferry: $2 US dollars

Morocco 4 star hotel $50 USD

Dinner for 4 in Saigon $12 USD After full day tour of the Mekong River and Cu Chi tunnes $50 USD

Saigon French colonial guesthouse on a bustling street full of families from all over the world $5 USD

Ferry in Costa Rica to remote Montezuma full of Monkeys, beaches and a two road town $10

We do spend time in nice resorts and do go out for nice meals on our travels, but we are really about true travel experiences, that natually come when you are traveling (cheap) like a local (to quote Rick Steves) surrounded by locals. Kids playing street soccer with other kids while we have .50 cent tacos near the beach at sunset. Riding an elephant in the jungle and stopping to buy a bag of fresh fruit off the trees while the locals prepare a traditional dinner by candelight. Rent a car and drive the coast stopping at Mayan Pyramids and pure beaches.

Places like Europe & London are expensive, but if you are able to have a basic roof over your head in a good area of town, pack the kids some sandwiches and have some meals from street carts, even travel in the off-season, it is possible.