Welcome to our Travel Blog & Family Adventures
Welcome! We are Russ and Ashley Potter, a married couple and parents to three beautiful little girls. We recently just relocated to the Dallas area from the mountains and snow of Utah.
The goal for our Travel Blog is simple – for years we have traveled the world, and have recently started bringing our kids with us. We want to share our experiences and stories of family travel (the good, bad, and incredible). Whether from Texas to Thailand, with the hope that it will help and inspire other families to explore that next amazing experience together.
“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”
Family Travel can be tough at times, but very rewarding. If you were to stop reading a book after one page, can you imagine the stories we would miss?
Our hope is that our site, stories, and experiences help you find travel inspiration while also providing some tips & tricks to make family travel easier and more enjoyable.
More about our Family
Our adventure started several years ago in Philadelphia while in school and working. When we were dating we both admired that travel, and agreed it was a must for our life goals.
Ashley was raised in a family who took every opportunity to travel around the world. While in college, Ashley lived for 4 months in the Philippines and 2 months in Kenya both for volunteer opportunities. Those experience changed her soul forever and she wants to share that with her children.
Russ’s travel obsession started when he got a job in high school as a travel agent, he then started working with the airlines and flew for free. He now works for a company that provides solutions to airlines all around the world, where he has been able to experience cultures from Vietnam, Latvia, to Australia.
Given our love for travel, cultures, and places, we have longed to instill our passion of the world, cultures, and experiences with our children. This required a change and adjustments in our lives….
Early 2017 we decided to Downsize & Reprioritize
In the spring of 2017, Russ had the opportunity to take job in Dallas, Texas. We decided to jump on the opportunity and downsize our life and reprioritize some of the things that mattered the most – Family and Travel. So we sold our house in Utah, and headed for Texas.
Over the past year; we have traveled on short weekend trips to Arkansas, to multi-week trips thousands of miles away in Thailand. We have been able to spend more time together as a family building memories, while showing our children different cultures and places.
Its these experiences, and past experiences, that has pushed us to create this travel site.
After meeting families from around the world, we have learned that happiness is a state of mind. It is up to us to seize the opportunity to be happy both individually and together as a family.
Reprioritizing our goals around spending more time together as a family and helping our kids experience new places and cultures, has provided a new level of happiness within our family.
Our continued adventures!
We are excited you found us, and we hope you find our travel stories, photos and tips useful. If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!