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Hi!  My name is Amy Simpkins, and my family of four flies a lot.

Our Family

Stockholm, Sweden – March 2014

My husband, Travis, and I were avid travelers while we were dating.  Travis and I have traveled over 100,000 miles per year since 2007, on a variety of domestic and international itineraries.  When we had kids, we decided that there was no reason to stop!  They joined us in our world travels starting at around 3 months of age. (Click here for the longer story of how we got started traveling.)  Since our first child was born in Spring 2011, we have flown over a ridiculous number flights to visit the following amazing places, all with kids in tow:

Countries May 2014

You can check out the travelogues of our latest adventures at the top of the sidebar to the right over there.  —->

Our kids, Andrew and Clara, are now 2.5 years old and 1.5 years old – they are 13.5 months apart.  Travel with them is a constantly evolving adventure.  We’ve been through pregnancy, breastfeeding, formula feeding, nightwakings, potty training, not adjusting to time zones, adjusting to time zones, and countless blowout poopy diapers (which happen, more often than not, on airplanes) all while traveling the world.

We’ve developed some systems that have made travel easier for us.  I would like to share them with you and make your travel easier or maybe even more frequent.  You might be the kind of person who wants to travel with your kids once per year.  You could be weekend warriors, like us, or a nomadic family.  You might stick to domestic travel, or dream of going international.  Whatever your status, experience level, or travel aspiration, this site has something for you!

Here you can learn

  • How to hack your stroller to carry all of your kid gear through the airport or the city streets
  • How to switch your seats with other people on the plane so that your family can sit together and make your fellow passengers happy while you do it
  • How to plan an awesome and exciting trip that’s good for all ages and won’t break the bank
  • How to give back by embracing opportunities to volunteer or bring supplies to charitable organizations while you travel
  • How to make DIY toys that are entertaining to play with but cheap in case of loss or breakage
  • How we travel and what goes well or wrong for us through our Trip Reports
  • …and much more.

If you have a burning question or travel worry that I can help with, please send an email to amy@strollerpacking.com, and I’ll answer it as soon as I can.

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Keep adventuring!