Absolutely necessary family travel – Live from the road with Erin Kirkland

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For the foreseeable future, Family Travel Radio will focus on how social distancing due to the coronavirus threat is impacting how families are engaging with the world—and with each other.

Episode 1: Erin Kirkland from AKontheGO

Seasoned journalist Erin Kirkland checks in nightly during an unexpected 4-day road trip amid widespread lockdowns due to the coronavirus threat. Erin shares ideas for socially responsible activities she encounters along the way.

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Episode 3: Kevin Wagar from WanderingWagars.com

Kevin Wagar is an adventure and family travel writer based in Toronto, Ontario. He’s spent the past 5 years sharing stories of his families travels around the world. Kevin has taken a unique approach to family travel. Instead of focusing on the traditional “vacation” he uses family travel to teach his kids about culture, history, and themselves. Along the way Kevin shares his stories, guides, and photos on his website wanderingwagars.com. He’s also written for outlets such as Explore Magazine, Intrepid Travel, Trip Advisor, and more about his experiences.

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Aaron Schlein - Director of FTA podcast - Speaker collage

Thanks to the generosity of his grandmother, Aaron Schlein traveled to four continents and a dozen countries before he was old enough to vote. Those early trips convinced him that travel is an essential part of life.

More than two decades later, Aaron remains inspired by his grandmother’s generosity. He is committed to honoring her legacy by sharing the gift of travel with his own kids—and by helping other parents do the same.

Aaron is the host of Family Travel Radio—a weekly podcast presented by The Family Travel Association.

Aaron also helps new entrepreneurs use their personal stories to build a network, expand influence, and strengthen relationships.

Aaron lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)

Learn more at AaronSchlein.com.