Lynn O’Rourke Hayes

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Lynn O’Rourke Hayes


Lynn O’Rourke Hayes relishes sharing strategies for balancing family, work, and exploration through her writing, photography, and consulting. Her site,, combines her passion for travel and adventure with her love of family to create a varied and meaningful travel resource for families. She is also the Editor and owner of and writes a weekly syndicated travel column for the Dallas Morning News. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and provides content, photography and commentary for other print, online and broadcast outlets throughout the year.

Her passion for travel has also led to a Transformational Travel retreat series she co-hosts in Italy and Santa Fe.

Hayes has spent more than 25 years writing and speaking about travel and family issues. She has worked for two hotel companies, written a book about balancing work and family, circled the globe in the Concorde, testified before Congress and been a guest on the Today Show and CNN as well as many other broadcast outlets.

Her travels have taken her to more than 100 countries, across deserts, down rivers, over mountains, under the sea, through jungles and to 48 of our 50 states, often with her three sons and her extended family in tow. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, she resides in Scottsdale, AZ and Southwestern Montana.

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