Allison Laypath

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Personal Statement

Hi! I’m Allison Laypath, founder of the family travel blog Tips for Family Trips. I started Tips for Family Trips in 2012 and recruited my lifelong friend Katie Baird as co-editor in 2013. East coast or west, large family or small, teens or toddlers, we’ve been there!

I live near Salt Lake City, Utah and am Mom to two children: an twelve-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son. My husband also loves to travel. When our daughter was four weeks old, we took her on a 2,000-mile road trip. We survived, and have been traveling as a family ever since.

A few years later, our son was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma when he was five-years-old. During his treatment, which included two surgeries, six intense rounds of chemotherapy and many weeks in the hospital, memories of happy family vacations and dreams of future adventures helped keep our family’s spirits afloat. The day after he was declared cancer free, we celebrated with a LEGOLAND California road trip.

We like to get out of the house as often as we can, and we are familiar with both the well-known and out-of-the-way attractions throughout Utah. I enjoy all types of travel, but especially love road trips, national parks, Southern California and cruises.

I have an MBA from the University of Utah. My previous careers include Human Resources and teaching college business and writing classes. My work has been featured on ABC Television, the Huffington Post, and Parents Magazine. When I’m not traveling, I love reading, going to lunch with friends and family movie night.

Sample Work

11 ESSENTIAL Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND California Resort
What I wish I’d known before my first cruise
Tips for hiking the Zion Narrows with kids
Everything you need to know about Star Wars: Season of the Force at Disneyland
What does travel insurance cover?

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