This is my dad, Ed, and he, along with my mom, Judy, encouraged and supported travel for our family. My sister Suz and I were lucky to go on many memorable trips. I think I’ve always had the travel bug, but my parents certainly introduced it to me. This post is for you dad.
The Big Island, Hawaii, 1988. This was a family vacation. What I remember most about this trip was that somehow my dad was able to talk his way into getting towels at the Mauna Kea resort hotel. For an afternoon we all hung out at the beach of one of the most amazing hotels in the world.
Köln, Germany, 1995. I was traveling in Europe as a travel writer and updater covering the Netherlands for the Berkeley Guides, a budget travel guide series. My dad had business in Maastricht, Netherlands. We met there and then hopped a train to Köln for the day. I also remember being so psyched to stay in a hotel since I’d been hosteling it through Holland. I think I devoured the breakfast buffet at the Tulip Inn all by myself.
Visegrád, Hungary. 2006. Here we are in one of the beautiful locations for the wedding of a good family friend.
Ukraine, 2006. After the wedding in Hungary, we traveled to Ukraine and spent time with friends who live in Kiev. The entire trip was incredible. Thanks Mom and Dad!
This post is also for my husband, Kurt, who is an amazing dad to our kids, Eddie and Kasey. After all, he was Mr. Mom when we lived in Australia in 2010. He played footy with Kasey and Eddie as well as Eddie’s friends at the Alberton Oval every day after school in South Australia. And no one can polish Kasey’s nails and fix her ponytails better than Kurt can.
Finally, this post is for all the other inspiring dads out there during my travels.