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About Your Host
Aaron Schlein visited 12 countries on four continents before his 18th birthday—all thanks to the generosity of his grandmother. The impact of those trips convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.
Becoming a father inspired Aaron to become an advocate for youth travel and create media content that encourages parents to travel with their kids.
“Traveling adds immeasurable positivity to my life.” Aaron says. “I’m working to ensure that young people have the same inspiration and opportunity to explore that world that I had.”
Aaron is the founder of Dramatic Media LLC—a multi-media company that promotes the power of travel through video, audio, photo, and written content.
Aaron is also the host of Family Travel Radio—a podcast presented by The Family Travel Association and produced by Dramatic Media LLC.
Aaron lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)
Q&A: Travel Trends and Media Members with Nancy Schretter
Nancy Schretter is the President of Beacon Group Holdings, Inc. As an award-winning editor and travel journalist, Schretter’s articles, quotes and insights on travel have been featured in dozens of leading print and online media outlets, includinContinue Reading Story
Lunch & Learn Recap: Fiji Tourism
Every two weeks, the Family Travel Association is hosting a virtual Lunch & Learn, just a half hour on Wednesdays to learn from suppliers, panel discussions and industry experts. Being an FTA member, you can not just attend these webinars, but alContinue Reading Story
Q&A: Laura Burdett-Munns, Journeysmiths
For more than three decades, the UK-based Journeysmiths has been creating unique and unforgettable experiences in wildlife and wild places. While they began with a focus on Africa, the company is expanding its unique approach across the globe, and thContinue Reading Story
Around The World at Two Years Old
A Family Travel Association member’s son is now the youngest American to ever visit all seven continents. Travel expert Lesley Carter of Bucket List Publications has been traveling her entire life, visiting nearly 100 countries at this point. WhileContinue Reading Story
Q&A: Ashish Sanghrajka, Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Big Five Tours & Expeditions began in Kenya in 1973 as a safari company for East Africa. This year, the family business celebrates 50 years of offering travel all around the world. Started by Mahen Sanghrajka after he discovered a love of travel,Continue Reading Story
G Adventures Forms New Holding Company, G Travel Community
The new year is already seeing changes in the travel industry, including the formation of a new holding company for community tourism pioneer and small-group adventure operator G Adventures. The new holding company will bring existing and new brand aContinue Reading Story
Q&A: Rauf Shakir, CEO of USA Guided Tours
Traveling with USA Guided Tours means a personalized approach to sightseeing, led by locals with a passion for their city. The company was started nearly a decade ago by Rauf Shakir and partners. He had years of experience in DC hospitality, workingContinue Reading Story
Family Travel Association (FTA) Announces Partnership with Signature Travel Network
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
Q&A: Dawn M. Barclay, Traveling Different
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
Q&A: Loulu Lima, Chief Travel Guru of Book Here, Give Here
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
Q&A: Mariana Watson, Commercial Director of Coltur Peru
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
Q&A with Jessica Griscavage, Founder of Runway Travel
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