Seeing The Sites

From seeking out the best kid-friendly luxury resorts to managing junk food cravings on long road trips, these three Greenwich-based mom travel-bloggers have gone far and conquered much.



Kim-Marie Evans with her sons

Kim-Marie Evans: LuxuryTravelMom.com

  • Site Mission: The mother of four explores the idea that it’s possible to be well-traveled with kids in tow. “I really do take them everywhere.”
  • Just Book It: Planning trips with four kids and a busy spouse “can be like trying to get a committee of women together.” Buy the tickets and “magically, everyone finds a way to be there.” 
  • Mommy and Me: Kim-Marie plans a sibling-free mother/child trip to mark each child’s tenth birthday. “It’s an incredible bonding thing for just the two of us.” 
  • Be Adventurous: Kim-Marie took her then nine-year-old son to Rwanda on a philanthropic mission. “People are surprised at some of the places I go, but most are much safer than we imagine them to be.”
  • Leave the Resort: “You really have to get off the property to meet the people and have interesting experiences.”
  • Dream Destination: “I’m obsessed with the Middle East. I’d love to take the kids to Morocco, Jordan, Abu Dhabi. “
  • Most Harrowing Adventures: When a baboon jumped in her car in Rwanda “just to eat my cereal,” and bobsledding at Utah’s Olympic Park “was absolutely terrifying.”

Kim Orlando: TravelingMom.comKim Orlando

  • Site Mission: Delivering a “we’ve been there” perspective. The site features fifty-eight carefully selected traveling-mom writers.
  • On Perspective: “I’ve learned so much from my contributors with disabilities. I now look at destinations with a different set of eyes. Is this place accessible so everyone can enjoy it?”
  • Tour Motto: “Don’t expect perfect trips. The imperfect moments are what make great stories.”
  • Personal Itineraries: “I have everyone in the family decide on one thing they want to do on our vacation and we include it. No one feels like the trip was about someone else’s agenda.”
  • Hop the Local Bus: “We did it in Costa Rica and Italy and it was a great way to see how people really live.”
  • Essential Technology: The Nokia Lumia “takes great videos.”
  • Don’t Bother Packing: More than five outfits. “Or else you’ve just got too much stuff.”
  • The Write Stuff: Her teens pen travel journals. “But it’s not typical stuff. I have them write down things like the craziest bathing suit they saw or the most unusual person they met.”

Scotty Reiss: SheBuysCars.comScotty Reiss

  • Site Mission: This mother of two teenage daughters features auto reviews and road trip advice in the voice of a savvy best friend, “not someone fixated just on horsepower.”
  • Trip to Remember: Taking her girls to Montreal and Quebec. “It’s like driving to Paris in less than seven hours.”
  • Travel Essentials: Anti-bacterial wipes, Altoids, a small folding umbrella and her One Kings Lane trunk organizer.
  • Great Find: The Aloft hotel chain has “fun lobbies with indoor pools and a cool vibe that is just more relaxing and upscale than your typical road stay.”
  • Rule of the Road: Turn off the video games and sing and laugh a lot because “time flies.”
  • Hot Wheels: The Tesla S is “quiet, fast and gorgeous” and boasts the “most spacious interior I’ve ever seen.”
  • Essential App: AroundMe. “Just click and find what’s nearby. It was great when my daughter forgot her bathing suit and we needed to find a store.”
  • Dream Destination: “I’d love to drive the girls to the Grand Canyon.”

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week October 18 - 26, 2014 Join us for a week-long celebration of local art! Showcasing established and emerging...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • The Wilton Fall Antiques Market

    2014.10.26
     @ Wilton High School Field House

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trunk-or-Treat For UNICEF

    2014.10.26
     @ Island Beach Parking Lot

    U.S Fund for UNICEF Greenwich Committee invites you to the 1st annual Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of...

  • La Soirée d’ Automne at Bistro Versailles

    2014.10.27
     @ Bistro Versailles and Patisserie

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other attendees...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Explore the Bruce Museum

    2014.10.28
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us at the Bruce Museum for a private tour of the inaugural showing in the U.S. of “Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection...

  • Educational Seminar - Effective Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills

    2014.10.29
     @ Greenwich Library

    Are you sure you are putting your best foot forward in your job hunt?  What will make employers pick your resume and ask you for an interview?...

  • Meet Bestselling Author Ayelet Waldman

    2014.10.30
     @ Organic Planet

    On October 30 at 10am, JCC Greenwich will present New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, who will discuss her latest novel Love and...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....


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