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
- Shenandoah National Park (1 hour from DC)
- Smithsonian Galleries and Museums
- Phil’s Coffee
- Beuchert’s Saloon
- Eastern Market and Union Market
- National Arboretum
- 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!)
New York – September 19, 2022 – The Family Travel Association (FTA) has formed its first partnership with a consortia: Signature Travel Network, a member-owned community of leading travel agencies, representing more than 10,000 travel advisorContinue Reading Story
Dawn M. Barclay has spent more than 30 years in the travel industry, as a travel reporter, a travel agent, sales and marketing, Global Luxury Suites, an international limo company and more. Recently, she’s combined that experience with research andContinue Reading Story
Book Here, Give Here was founded by Loulu Lima in 2015 as a way for travelers to not only see the world, but to do it in a socially conscious way. This minority- and woman-owned business based in Austin, Texas supports responsible travel with a causeContinue Reading Story
Coltur Peru has spent 65 years spreading a love for Peru and creating positive impact through travel. The travel company has roots in a family history of adventure and travel, “deeply engrained ethics, extensive knowledge of our country and unwaverContinue Reading Story
As a Family Travel Association board member for the last three years and new chair of the association’s Travel Advisor committee, Jessica Griscavage cares deeply about making family travel unforgettable. After many years working for McCabe World TrContinue Reading Story
FTA is proud to announce our new business development manager, Eric Lutey; who brings many years of tour and travel industry experience to the role. Lutey started his career a little over 20 years ago, working as a student tour operator in Michigan,Continue Reading Story
Working with Panorama, a Travel and Leisure Co. brand, David Gilmore’s goal is to help travel businesses bring convenience, information, inspiration and value to their customers. Panorama is delivering a full suite of travel solutions and B2B partnContinue Reading Story
Owner and founding board member of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Chitra is a passionate entrepreneur and real-estate & hotel developer, working alongside her business-partner and husband, Roman, on their projects in Portugal. They have hContinue Reading Story
Destination Sitters provides fully vetted, strictly screened, and highly experienced sitters for your travel experiences. Whether you want a night out on the town without the kids, desire extra assistance in an amusement park, or have specialContinue Reading Story