Eric Stoen is a travel writer and photographer based in California. He’s lived in Italy, Norway, Germany and the US and traveled to 80+ countries on 7 continents. Eric is passionate about the benefits of family travel and lets each of his three kids (6, 9 and 10) choose any destination in the world every year for a one-on-one trip with him. His family also travels internationally during school breaks. His kids have been to over 40 countries.
Eric was formerly CEO of a telehealth company, and on the side was writing about his travels in order to inspire his friends to take their kids to crazy places. In 2014 he went into travel writing full-time to encourage even more people to travel with their kids. He has quickly attracted over 145,000 followers on social media.
Eric is an accomplished photographer, winning Conde Nast Traveler’s Photo of the Year award in 2012. He is a Yahoo Travel Explorer, a Lonely Planet Pathfinder, a Travelocity Gnational Gnomad and an AFAR Ambassador. His writing and photography have been featured by cntraveler.com, Yahoo Travel, Lonely Planet, Travelocity, wendyperrin.com, Outdoor Families Magazine and Travelzoo.
Eric has a BA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.
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