“I don’t want some Mickey Mouse ruining my breakfast!”

Harris and Jack, Aruba, January 2005

These were the words my then four-year old son Harris uttered when asked if he wanted to travel to Orlando. Now, if you knew my son, you wouldn’t be surprised since he has possessed strong opinions since birth. Evidently, a meal with costumed characters was not on his bucket-list. So, we nixed our plans, and flew to Aruba. Harris spent the week chasing green lizards, snorkeling in crystal-clear blue waters off of Palm Beach, and leading his parents on a wild-goose chase around the streets and plazas of Oranjestad. And, thus began what would become a family travel tradition.

We have taken our sons, Harris and Jack, around the world. Their travel experiences have broadened their minds, increased their vocabulary, sharpened their geography skills, and expanded their palate. And, it has given us priceless memories of quality time spent with our children. Travel doesn’t necessarily have to involve a passport; it could be a drive just a few miles from your own backyard. But, no matter where you go, travel should be enriching, educational, and most importantly fun.

This blog is inspired by my professional life. I am a Travel Consultant; I previously worked in Sales & Marketing at the NY Marriott Marquis; I have a B.S. in Marketing from Binghamton University, and an A.A.S. degree in Travel & Tourism Management from City University of NY.

Skagway, Alaska

Embarking on a helicopter ride
Skagway, Alaska July 2013

This is where I share my travel experiences here and abroad, and present useful and concrete travel information and tips to assist you in planning your trip. Whether crossing an international border, or hopping across a county or state line, there are endless opportunities to introduce your family to new customs, new ideas, new foods, and new people and become a unique family traveler.

Ready to book your unique trip? I can help! Please click here for more information or email me at mollie@herrickstravel.com.

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Are you planning to visit Greece too? Is an exciting place with thousands of beauties, especially the Cycladic islands!!! Do add it in your next travelling plans.


  2. Have been to Greece several times and love it! And, hope to be back soon. Have heard about the Cyclades and would love to explore them. Thanks for your readership!


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