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On the Map: Two Years of Family Travel 411 Destinations

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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I’m celebrating Family Travel 411’s 2nd birthday this week by revisiting all of the destinations our amazing contributors have covered, sharing their family travel wisdom and recommendations about so far–and putting them on them on the map! Just look at this: See any regions that interest you? Click the icons for an overview of  and … Continue reading On the Map: Two Years of Family Travel 411 Destinations

Three Articles You May Have Missed–but the NATJA Awards Did Not!

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Sometimes the news is so good that you are almost afraid to share it, but in this case, I’m very happy to shout it from the rooftops! Yesterday, I learned that three articles from Family Travel 411 won awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). And since this site is still very young, … Continue reading Three Articles You May Have Missed–but the NATJA Awards Did Not!

Win great travel prizes and help bring hundreds of digital readers to Kenya!

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Ready to do some good in the world in a few minutes flat–without leaving your desk? If you haven’t yet heard about this year’s Passports with Purpose fundraiser–or if you’ve been too swamped like me to buy your $10 tax-deductible entries to win  the sweet prizes (A complete family vacation Mexico! A GoPro Hero4! Hundreds … Continue reading Win great travel prizes and help bring hundreds of digital readers to Kenya!

Family Travel 411 Takes Two Bronze Awards!

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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When I think back on the nail-biting months leading up to the launch of this site late last May, all of the theme customizations gone wrong, the resizing and resizing of photos, grappling with site speed, and the many times I had to ask myself, “What are you thinking starting a second family travel site? Is … Continue reading Family Travel 411 Takes Two Bronze Awards!