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Steve Brister and familySteve Brister, Founder

After spending 20+ years as a marketing executive, Steve is following his passion for travel by launching  Steve and his partner Carmine are adoptive parents and live in Austin, TX with their son Baltazar.

wendyWendy O’Dea, Editor

A single mom raising a young daughter in Southern California, Wendy has been writing and editing for more years than she cares to admit. Her stories have been published in Sunset Magazine, Robb Report, Elite Traveler, The Dallas Morning News, The Toronto Star and many more. Wendy is currently serving as our managing editor.

paulPaul Heney, Featured Writer

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Paul moved back to his hometown after stints in Atlanta and San Francisco. He is raising his two sons there and is happily partnered. A magazine editor by training, he has written extensively about topics as varied as engineering, the hotel business and LGBT travel.

Bobby Heptig and family

Bobby Heptig, Contributing Writer

Watching their daughter learn, play, smile, and grow is what keeps Bobby and his partner Gregg happy and fulfilled in sunny Arizona.  Besides writing he also enjoys camping, running, and raising tropical fish.  He is proud to be part of that couple your church keeps warning you about.

Jen Bauer and familyJen Bauer, Contributing Writer

Jen and her wife Kendra are raising their three young children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  On her blog Adventurous Moms, Jen writes about their travels, outdoor adventures and life as gay moms.  Jen’s writing has also been featured on theBump, National Park Foundation, Travel Mamas, BonBon Break, FamiliesGO!, VillageQ and Equallyfamily.

Catalina-BiowebCatalina Sofia Dansberger Duque, Contributing Writer

Catalina lives in Baltimore, MD with her wife Lisa and their daughter Elliesofia.  Catalina also writes poetry, non-fiction essays, interviews, and blogs about them on her blog writeidea8. She is currently working on a GLBT family life story project Mami, Mom/Papi, Dad and a bilingual children’s travel series book titled Adventures With Elliesofia based on her own family’s travels.

JenbiowebJenny Leman, Website Assistant

Jenny is the queen of wearing many hats.  She and her wife Lindsey live in Austin, TX and spend much of their time keeping up with their very active and inquisitive twin toddler girls. They look forward to showing their daughters the world over the coming years as travel is a huge passion.



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