A number of years ago, I came to the realization that travel is a lifestyle. It is as much a part of my life as my family and my career. This discovery occurred around the same time I developed my idea for this blog and what it stands for. For those who haven’t been around since the beginning, I started this blog, The Working Mom’s Travels, shortly after my daughter was born. She’s now 11 and my oldest child; I also have a 6-year-old son. I have always been a travel enthusiast and those close to me (and even some who weren’t) knew it. In my 20s, I spent an undergrad semester abroad in Australia and, after college, I lived and worked in Yellowstone National Park. Fast forward to some years later when I was married and about to become a mother for the first time. So many people felt compelled to tell me that I wouldn’t be able to travel anymore because I was having a kid and starting a family.
Finding my flow early on
The funny part is, before my daughter was born, her dad and I had already decided that travel would remain a priority. We were not going to stop traveling simply because we were starting a family. At the time, I was working full-time outside of the home in a field completely unrelated to travel. That’s when I had my hold-my-beer moment and The Working Mom’s Travels was born.
Back then, I wrote that travel is “a state of mind”. What I meant was that even an overnight trip to a nearby town is classified as travel as long as the experience is meaningful. And, as a working mom, that describes most of my family’s earliest travels. Almost a decade ago I wrote that we don’t need to travel to exotic locations and cross time zones in order for the experience to “count”. And, I didn’t know it then, that became my travel flow.
What’s all this talk about “flow”?
In Fall 2019, I was approached by a seemingly cool guy from Southern California with an idea. His idea was to design a space where likeminded travelers and creators could share extraordinary destinations and incredible places. By like-minded, I mean these individuals subscribe to the idea of “flow”, also known as the secret to happiness.
Like with many aspects of life, we all have our own flow when it comes to travel. There are those who want to do nothing more than lie on a beach for a week. Then there are others who travel full-time and are completely nomadic. And with this wide spectrum, all types of travelers are given the chance to find their own flow and “get in the zone”.
About that idea…
So, that guy I mentioned above? His idea? It has since evolved into a global community of travelers and creators called Flowhaus. The idea is to have original travel content, compelling stories, and stunning photos all under one roof. I am honored to be one of the Flowhaus influencers (or “flow masters”, which I prefer 😀 ) as I am in some elite company. Please have a look at my Flowhaus profile and take some time to get to know my fellow flow masters! Once you find YOUR flow and are ready to unveil your own secret to happiness, you will be linked from Flowhaus to the appropriate affiliate booking partner’s website. Flowhaus is doing all the work for you in collecting the most incredible selection of hotels, apartments, houses, hostels and other unique properties around the globe!
How do you FLOW?
Disclosure: I am compensated by Flowhaus as a travel influencer (ahem, “flow master”). Click here to read full disclosure statement.