About Us

Hi! We are the Kim Family – Jae, Christine, Sophie, and Conner! We’re so glad you found us!

We live in New York and we LOVE to travel! The more exotic and interesting the place, the better! We created this website so that we could share our adventures with you and inspire you and your family to travel more. While many families limit their travels to nearby road trips, Disney World or Disney cruises… as much as we like those too, there is so much more to explore!

When we were pregnant with our daughter, we were worried that we would not be able to travel after having a baby. We didn’t want to give up travel, so we decided to commit to traveling to an international destination every year… with baby in tow! Now that our daughter is school age, we take time off during school breaks and long weekends to travel. Read more about how our travel journey began here.

At the age of 8, Sophie now has more stamps on her passport than some adults we know! We’ve taken her to Cancun, Montreal, Quebec City, Aruba, Bermuda, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand – Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Bali, UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Amsterdam, Santorini, Positano, Marrakesh, Barcelona, Paris, Qatar, and Myanmar! And those are only the international destinations we’ve taken her to. You can explore all the destinations we’ve gone together as a family on this map.

Conner got his passport at 1 month old. At 1.5 years of age, Conner has already traveled to Bermuda, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Myamnar, Qatar, Orlando, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. He’s already a baby world traveler!

We’ve decided to continue checking off destinations from our bucket list, while sharing these experiences with our daughter and son. These trips create lasting memories and keep us feeling excited about life! We hope our travels inspire you to check destinations off your bucket list too!

Traveling Tips

We used to travel with a pack and play, but we eventually found ways around that too. Although we don’t necessarily always travel light, we’ve learned what’s essential and what’s not, and we’ve managed to deal with nap time, jet lag, and entertaining a kid on flights.

Visit our Travel Tips to learn more about how we make travel easier with a baby, now little girl. We know if you have more than one child, everything gets multiplied, but with a few easy tricks, it’s possible to enjoy your vacation as an adult couple as much as your child(ren) do too (without feeling like a sherpa)!

Spa-Goers and Foodies

We love spas and gourmet food, so we also share special places we’ve discovered locally and through our travels. We usually take turns getting spa treatments while one of us takes care of the kids, unless we are able to go somewhere local while they are in daycare/school. We do what we have to in order to make it work to make the most of our trips! Christine has also taken some cooking classes around the world as well, which is always fun too!

What Do We Do When We’re Not Traveling?

I know whenever I visit a blog, I wonder what all these bloggers do when they are not blogging… if blogging is their full-time job, or if they have another job outside blogging. So, to satisfy your curiosity, I’ll answer that question for you!

Jae works in a corporate job in NYC while Christine owns her own businesses, designing and creating baby and kid products at Little Kims and Mini Explorers. We are not your millennials (although we might look like it). We are Gen Xers in our 40s! 😜

Currently we live in Westchester County in New York, but are dreaming of moving to sunnier and warmer weather somewhere else. We both grew up in the Chicagoland area, and Christine has also lived in Jacksonville, FL, Seattle, and San Francisco for work.

The other question we often get is people wonder what our ethnic background is. Our heritage is Korean, so you may see a lot of posts about visiting Korea and other Korean aspects of our lives in the future!

New to this Site?

Looking for an interesting place to start reading more?

Start with our post about Why We Travel A Lot. It explains the motivation on why this travel journey began.

Then, read about our epic trip to Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and renew our vows. It was truly a special once in a lifetime trip that gave us such wonderful memories and allowed us to check it off our bucket list.

We’re so happy you found us and we’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment, contact us, or find us on social media!

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