Off the Beaten Path: Washington, DC & Dingle, Ireland

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Family Travel Radio is veering off the main road to explore the hidden treasures that await your family in Washington, DC and Dingle, Ireland.

Today on Family Travel Radio, we’re traveling off the beaten path in two popular family destinations on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

First up, Keryn Means from Walking on Travels guides us through some of hidden treasures in her hometown of Washington DC.

Then, we’ll continue with Keryn across the pond to explore Dingle Ireland. Pay close attention as Keryn shares a beautiful example of the magical discoveries you can make when you toss the guidebook aside, and simply see where the road takes you when exploring a new place. Spoiler alert: Keryn’s story involves a galaxy far, far away.


Guest: Keryn Means, Founder of Walking on Travels and Twist Travel Magazine

Follow Keryn on Instagram @walkingontravels

Resources Mentioned

Washington, DC

Dingle, Ireland

Keryn’s pro-tips

  • You can’t predict the cherry blossoms in Washington DC
  • Winter in DC is amazing!
  • Ask for special kids programs at museums (scavenger hunts, coloring pages, etc.)
  • Don’t be afraid to explore and get lost. Google Maps can always get you back.
  • Unexpected moments often make the most powerful memories.
  • Staying at a B&B is the way to go in Ireland.
  • Kids get over jetlag much faster than adults.
  • Parenting is challenging no matter where you are; traveling allows you to pick your backdrop.
  • Travel gives your kids a leg up in society

Travel is not as expensive as you think. Keryn has many helpful tools to make it happen.


About Your Host

Aaron Schlein is a family man, entrepreneur, and podcaster who knows first-hand about the transformational power of family travel.

When Aaron was a teenager, he began exploring the world with his grandmother, Shirley Schlein—to whom he is eternally grateful for igniting his passion for travel. Becoming a father inspired Aaron to pay forward his grandmother’s generosity and create media content to inspire parents to travel the world with their kids.

In the summer of 2018, Aaron partnered with the Family Travel Association to produce its official podcast, Family Travel Radio. Aaron lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)

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