About Me

Hey there! I’m Travis and the proud dad and writer of Travel Dad. Let me tell you a little bit about myself:

I was born and raised in a small town in rural Idaho. Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money, but my step mom worked for an airline and instilled in me a love of adventure and exploration. We may not have been able to afford big vacations, but we took advantage of every opportunity to see new places and try new things. We would fly somewhere, stay in the cheapest motel and just explore.

As I got older, I knew I wanted to make travel a bigger part of my life. That had to take a back seat with my adult responsibilities but now I’m on a new journey of self exploration and finding myself. However, it’s not a sad experience, it’s about finding love and the joys of life again.

It's a photo of me with a big head and sunglasses.
Hey hungry, I’m dad!

That’s where Travel Dad comes in. I created this blog to provide inspiration, advice, and guidance to fellow travelers. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a nervous newbie, I’m here to help. As is the rule in so many things in life, the key to a good trip is set and setting.

When it comes to my own travels, I’m not afraid to try new things. I’ve eaten crickets in Thailand, scuba dived in Indonesia, and ridden a camel in Morocco. However, this blog isn’t Travel Kid, if you want to find the best hiking trails this isn’t that blog.

So, what can you expect from Travel Dad? Well, for starters, you can expect honesty. I’m not going to sugarcoat the bad experiences or pretend like every trip is perfect. But I will do my best to share the amazing moments and help you avoid the pitfalls.

You can also expect practical advice. I’m not going to tell you to quit your job and travel the world (unless that’s what you want to do). But I will give you tips on how to save money, find the best deals, and make the most of your time on the road. If you’re anxious about your trip, that’s what I’m here for. Did you check your oil and tire pressure recently?

Finally, you can expect fun. Travel should be an adventure. It should be exciting, eye-opening, and, yes, even a little bit scary. But it should also be enjoyable. So, let’s have some fun together.

Thanks for joining me on this journey, and I can’t wait to see where we go next.

Feel free to email me at [email protected]