Keryn Means

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Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer

Status: Other, Freelance

Personal Websites: Walking on Travels
Walking on Mom

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Personal Statement

Keryn is a freelance writer living outside of Washington, DC. Her work has been seen in Travel Age West magazine, ParentMap Magazine, Seattle Child magazine, Trekaroo.com, TravelMindset.com, Mom.me, RoamRight.com and many more websites looking for quality, well-researched content and photography.

Keryn has an undergraduate degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, along with a Masters of Science in Journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. The combination of these two degrees, along with several years of work experience in the photography, magazine and publishing industries led Keryn to start Walking On Travels in 2011. This award-winning family travel site gives hope to today’s active parent that doesn’t see kids as a roadblock to travel, but an excuse to get out the door and explore. Keryn has laughed at the naysayers by bringing her two boys to far off lands like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, back and forth across the USA, Mexico, Canada, and even across Europe. Keryn loves to encourage families to take that first step out the door, the hardest step of all. As the site has grown, more parents have joined the conversation, growing our staff and reach to more like minded parents who aren’t putting life on hold until their kids go off to college.

What sets Walking On Travels apart from the rest? Well, Walking On Travels looks at what kids and parents can enjoy together. Yes, there will always be compromises in travel, what you see and where you eat, but it doesn’t have to be all playgrounds and kiddie museums. There are plenty of activities that won’t leave mom or dad asking, “can we go yet?” Parents are paying for the trip, so they deserve to have fun too. Walking On Travels is on a mission to find the best hotels, activities and dining experiences that connect families to the local culture and to each other, no matter where you are in the world. And yes, we do sneak in a few parent and girlfriend getaways, because no matter how much we love our kids, one day they will (hopefully) have their own families, and we need to remind ourselves that we are still who we are, and we aren’t willing to wait 18 years for the kids to go off to college to live our lives again.

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