Traveling with Other People’s Kids: The Niece Project

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You don’t have to have your own kids to share the gift of travel.

No kids of your own? No problem! Traveling with your nieces and nephews is a wonderful way to build relationships with them.



Sherry Ott – Founder of Ott’s World

Sherry Ott is a long-term traveler, blogger, and photographer.  She has been writing about her travel lifestyle and around the world adventures on since 2006.  In her 11 years of living nomadically she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto rickshaw across India. She continues to seek out epic adventures to intriguing places to inspire people to overcome their fears and reap the benefits of travel.


ROAM Family Travel contributor Darya Mead traveled around the world for two years with her cousin on business trips. Also joining Darya on her travels were her cousin’s toddler twins.

Visit to read Darya’s reports from Paris, Thailand, and Guadalajara Mexico.

Darya’s travels with her cousin and the twins offer a shining example of non-traditional family travel that will get you thinking outside the box about your own role in sharing travel with the kids in your life!

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!)