About 2018-12-18T13:52:17+00:00

Meagan Shamy

Welcome to Mommy Travels a family travel and lifestyle blog covering destinations around the world. Here you will find travel tips, reviews of hotels and restaurants, activity suggestions, itineraries, and more. Whether you are on a tight budget and need to stay close to home, or able to have a luxury European vacation, Mommy Travels will help you plan the ultimate family vacation.

I am a busy single mom to Noah 17, Eden 14, and Jonah 11. On any given day you can find me living the mom life of packing lunches and running a car pool in Portland, Oregon. On a more exciting day you might find the kids and myself swimming with elephants in Thailand or riding insane roller coasters in Orlando.

My email is MommyTravels at aol.com.

My 3 kids

You can find me on twitter @MeaganWristen and on Facebook.

I am originally from West Texas, obsessed with Tex-Mex food, and a proud Texas Tech Red Raider. I love God. I enjoy gardening, even though I have never been good at it. I love to read and enjoy a glass of wine while I sit in the hammock the kids and I weaved in Honduras. I enjoy writing and hanging out with my family and my girlfriends.

It has been my experience as an Air Force military wife being dragged moving all over the country: Texas, Mississippi, Oregon 3x, Idaho, Florida, Nevada, Alabama, Georgia, and Honduras that has given me a hatred for moving love for travel. Each time we moved I wanted to enjoy and explore the areas around us. Plus, depending on where we were stationed it was a trip in itself just to go see my mom.

Some of my first trips were Noah and I traveling from Columbus AFB in Mississippi back to Texas and New York to see my family. I still remember my first big road trip with Noah. It was a few weeks after September 11th and the base we were living on was in constant lock down. It was extremely difficult to get on and off the base, so I decided to take Noah to my mom’s house until things calmed down. I packed up my little two door 1995 Dodge Neon and we road tripped 913 miles to my mom’s. I had to stop often to nurse and change diapers. It took a couple of days, but we made it! Little did I realize back then that this was to be the 1st of hundreds of road trips we would take. At this point the kids and I have road tripped at least 25,000 miles in just the United States.

As my family grew, the travel had to become more kid friendly. Each time you add a another kid into the mix, it becomes more challenging to travel, but not impossible. When Eden was a baby she would cry all night at a hotel. The solution was a 32 foot RV and a lot of small camping trips around Idaho.

As more time went on I became a single mom, but that hasn’t stopped us from traveling the world. We just took our first trip to Asia! That’s how this family travel blog came to be and I hope you enjoy it.

I can also be found writing regularly as one of Travelocity’s Gnational Gnomads and as the Portland area expert at www.10best.com.

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