I am passionate about helping others discover the joys of family travel and creating lifelong memories together.

Join me on this journey, and let’s explore the world with our kids!


My name is Catherine, and I am a travel enthusiast who loves exploring the world with my two kids, Liam (age 5) and Noah (age 3) and husband, Troy. I started this website to share my experiences and lessons learned while traveling with kids to help other parents plan low-stress, memorable family vacations.

As a parent, I understand the challenges that come with traveling with young children. However, I also know that traveling with kids can be a lot of fun and incredibly rewarding. With careful planning and preparation, you can create unforgettable memories with your family while discovering new places, cultures, and new things about each other.

My goal is to provide practical advice, recommendations, and inspiration for parents who want to travel with their children. Whether you are planning a road trip, a beach vacation, hikes, camping, or a city break, I have plenty of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your treasured family time.

We’ve been lucky to have explored over 25 States in the US with kids and 14 countries. I understand the importance of finding family-friendly activities, accommodations, and restaurants. Our destination guides can help you find the best options for your family.

Two Boys overlooking waterfall New York State Parks Finger Lakes Family Vacation

Giving your children the opportunity to experience the world will help them grow them in ways that aren’t immediately observed. Meanwhile, witnessing it is immediately rewarding.

  • Their curiosity will flourish through a variety of experiences and exposure to things unlike anything they’ve seen at home.
  • Their minds will open up to infinite lifestyles, each with a unique richness of their own.
  • Their problem solving skills will be nurtured as they watch you navigate unknowns and travel hiccups with logic and composure. They’ll make mistakes, and hopefully they’ll see you make mistakes and observe how you navigate tricky situations
  • They’ll play with kids who they can’t communicate through language, but they can still PLAY – how beautiful is this to watch?
  • They can curate their own adventure, depending on their interests
  • They’ll start to adapt their behaviors based on situations – this versatility is invaluable.

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Here’s what you can expect to find on our website:

For each of our favorite, family friendly destinations, I’ve published detailed guides to help other families plan their trips. From the best things to do with kids to where to stay and eat, my destination guides provide all the information you need to plan a family vacation with ease.

Whether you are a seasoned traveling parent or new to travel with kids, my travel tips can help you make your next trip smoother and more enjoyable. From packing hacks to budgeting, to surviving flights with little ones, my tips cover a wide range of handy knowledge.

If you’re interested in how we use credit card points to squeeze more travel into our budget, check out our Travel Hacking guide.

I have tried out many products that were so called “essentials” for traveling with kids. Those that I felt were worth the packing space for their affordability and function I’ve included in our Shop. I’ve also included some fun travel themed gift ideas worth checking out if you need a birthday, shower, or holiday gift for a fellow traveler.

Sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration to start planning your next family vacation. Our site is filled with stories that scream “If we can pull this off, so can you!”

A bit more about the Postcard Narrative Family

Our home base is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Our eldest son is enrolled in a traditional school and we are bound to respect fixed PTO limits granted by an employer. As a result, we’ve learned to maximize every available day for exploring without breaking the bank.

Our two young children are troopers, 99% of the time, when we set out on our grand journeys or impulse adventures. And when they’re not, we have had to figure out how to approach our days differently and respond to tantrums.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Saint Augustine

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