Family Travel Podcast

Welcome to the KeeKee’s Big Adventures Family Travel Podcast…here to help inspire and plan your family’s next BIG adventure!

KeeKee’s Big Adventures all started with the award-winning picture book series starring KeeKee, the globetrotting calico kitty, exploring the world’s diverse people, places, and cultures.

Moms, Kids, and Families love the books and asked for help planning their adventures. So the podcast was born! We’re bringing you Travel Moms, Experts, and more sharing tales from their trips, advice, and resources.

Join us for a little trip…whether you’re planning or looking for inspiration…Adventure Awaits!

Istanbul & Tanzania Africa Safari Vacation with Travel Mom Brooke

Travel Mom Brooke and her daughters join us to talk about their Tanzania Africa Safari Vacation, stopover in Istanbul, and some of the great things you can do in their home state of Alaska.

China Tour with Travel Mom Trudi

We’re taking a China Tour with Travel Mom Trudi on this episode. Living in Shanghai for three years with her family, Trudi has tons of interesting adventures and tips to share.

Create Your Family Travel Bucket List

Travel Mom Susan joins us on this episode to talk about how to Create Your Family Travel Bucket List to make the most of your 18 Summers with your kids. She shares her approach, and some of her favorite tips and trips to help inspire your family vacation planning and adventures.

Costa Rica Family Vacation with Costa Rica Dream Adventures

We’re off on a Costa Rica Family Vacation with Nadja Castillo from Costa Rica Dream Adventures. Join us to explore the perfect itinerary full of beaches, sea turtles, volcanos, waterfalls, ziplining, and more adventure.

Peru Vacations for Families with Giardino Tours

Explore incredible Peru Vacations and adventures for families with Carmen Medina Vasquez of Giardino Tours.

Ireland with Kids with Travel Mom Ashley

Travel Mom Ashley joins us to share her summer vacation adventures from Iowa to Ireland with her two kids under 3 years old. As a frequent traveler with her kids, she has great tips, tricks, and tools for any family traveling.

Greece Vacations for Families with EY-ZHN Greece

Vassia Birliraki, CEO of EZ Greece, a destination travel design company based in Greece, joins us to share what makes Greece Vacations great for families and some of the wonderful experiences your family can enjoy.

Royal Caribbean Mediterranean Cruise with Travel Mom Stephanie

Travel Mom Stephanie from Consistently Curious returns to the podcast to tell us all about her family’s incredible summer and celebration vacation, a Royal Caribbean Mediterranean Cruise with her husband and 6-year-old daughter.

Family National Park Vacations with Austin Adventures

Kasey Morrissey, president of Austin Adventures, joins us on this episode. As experts in small-group family National Park vacations, she shares details on their expert-led trips and most popular itineraries.

Florida Keys Family Vacation with Travel Mom Onaisa

Travel Mom Onaisa joins us with all the details from her Florida Keys Family Vacation and tips for traveling with three young children.

Hilton Hawaiian Village with Travel Mom Gloria

Travel Mom Gloria joins us to tell us about her family’s Waikiki Hilton Hawaiian Village vacation and share some great tips for traveling with kids.

Italy Vacation with Travel Mom Amy

We’re off on an Italy Vacation with Travel Mom Amy on this episode as her family explores Rome, Florence, and Venice.

South African Vacations for Families with South Africa Tourism

South African Vacations, complete with Safari, are a bucket list adventure for many families. On this episode, Kristy Angellotti from the South Africa Tourism Board joins us to discuss the incredible vacation options.

Australia Vacations for Families with Tourism Australia

We’re going down under this episode to explore Australia Vacations for families. Mel Schinkel from Tourism Australia joins us to discuss why the country is an amazing family destination.

Family Travel Tips from AAA Travel Advisor Joanna

AAA Travel’s Top Travel Advisor of the Year, Joanna Kuo, joins us on this podcast episode to share insights and family travel tips to help you plan your vacations this year.

Travels with Darley: Season 10 Sneak Peek

It’s TRAVELS WITH DARLEY 10th Anniversary Season and Emmy-nominated TV host and entrepreneur, Darley Newman, joins us on the podcast for a sneak peek.

Summer Vacation in Switzerland with Travel Mom Emily

We’re traveling to Switzerland in this episode with Travel Mom Emily on her family’s hiking summer vacation adventure.

Family Iceland Vacation with Travel Mom Amy

We’re off on a Family Iceland Vacation with Travel Mom Amy in this episode from Reykavik to the Golden Circle to Vik.

Morocco Vacation with Kids with Travel Mom Meryem

Travel Mom Meryem and founder of Qarrya Retreats joins us to talk all about planning your Morocco Vacation with Kids. Morocco is her homeland so she knows it well. And she creates amazing experiences for others to discover the country through her retreats.

NEW Wonder of the Seas Family Cruise with the Wyatt Family

The Wyatt Family joins us to share their family cruise adventures aboard the newest and biggest cruise ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas, from Royal Caribbean, the same ship KeeKee’s Big Adventures at Sea will be on July 2023.

How to Raise Bilingual Kids with Travel Mom Ronit

Travel Mom Ronit, the founder of Feppy, the award-winning bilingual subscription box designed to immerse kids and families in Spanish and English language learning, joins us on this episode to talk about how to raise bilingual children, global citizens, travel, and more.

Tips for Summer Travel During COVID

We’re just back from an incredible vacation to Morocco that was unfortunately cut short by COVID. We have tips for summer travel during COVID to help you in your vacation planning.

Italy & Greece with Kids with Travel Mom Shauna

Travel Mom Shauna returns to the podcast to tell us all about her adventures in Rome and Pompeii, Italy, and Santorini and Athens, Greece, with kids.

Europe Road Trips with Travel Mom Shauna

Travel Mom Shauna joins us to talk about the European Road Trips her family of 6 is having while living in Germany and how she makes sure always to have a new experience on each trip.

Dominican Republic Family Vacation with Travel Mom Stephanie

Travel Mom Stephanie, also the creator of Consistently Curious, joins us to share her adventures near and far including her recent Dominican Republic Family Vacation in Punta Cana.

Traveling with an Infant with Travel Mom Casi

Travel Mom Casey Hough, the cofounder of the Well Traveled Club, joins us to share her tips for traveling with an infant including her trips to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Italy. Her daughter, Lily, is now 18 months old and has been on 22 flights.

Canal Cruises in France

Explore canal cruises in France with Kim Dickey from the French Canal Boat Company in this episode. Hear why it’s becoming a popular family vacation.

Tips for Visiting National Parks

In this episode, Missy Rentz joins us to share her yearlong adventures visiting National Parks across the U.S. She’s toured 39 states, 23 National Parks and has lots of great tips to help you plan your adventure.

Tanzania, Africa with Travel Mom Rina

In this episode, we travel across Tanzania, Africa with Travel Mom Rina, also Founder & Editor of L.A. Family Travel, on her incredible adventure with her son.

Cruise to the Bahamas with Erin Bionic Brown

Cruise to the Bahamas with Native Bahamian Erin Bionic Brown, the Godmother of Royal Caribbean’s new innovative ship Odyssey of the Seas. She’s an inspiration and a hero. You’ll love this adventure!

Family Adventures at California Wineries

We’re exploring family adventures at California Wineries with Jeanne Sullivan from the California Wine Institute in this episode. From the top to the bottom of the state, there are great winery experiences to enjoy with your family.

Traveling with a Toddler Tips from Travel Mom Ashley

In this episode, Travel Mom Ashley joins us with tons of great tips and resources based on her travels with her one-year-old son. If you have a little one and are thinking about traveling, listen to this episode! And get the resources in the full Show Notes on the website.

Family Vacation in Alaska with AAA Travel Mom Becky Webb

In this episode, we’re off on a Family Vacation in Alaska with Travel Mom and AAA Travel Agent Becky Webb. Join us for the adventure across the U.S.’s 49th state full of wildlife and wilderness, including 8 National Parks.

Travel Mom Lauren Exploring London with Kids

In this episode, Travel Mom and CEO of Rent-a-Romper, Lauren Gregor joins us with insider tips on exploring London with kids, and some of their other fun adventures while living there.

Family Vacations in Bavaria, Germany

In this episode, we’re off to Bavaria, Germany. Diana Gonzalez with Bavaria, Germany Tourism joins us to talk about the beautiful state and why it’s a great family vacation destination.

Family Villa Vacations with Villas of Distinction

In this episode, Villas of Distinction Vice President Steve join us to talk about all the incredible villa vacation experiences they offer for your family vacations.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Adventures with Travel Mom Jessica

In this episode, Travel Mom and Royal Caribbean Marketing Lead Jessica joins us to talk about her family’s Royal Caribbean Cruise Adventures.

Tauck Bridges Family Travel with Lora

In this episode, Lora Schapiro with Tauck joins us to share more about their guided travel experiences, including Tauck Bridges family vacations.

AAA Family Travel with Travel Mom Brenda

In this episode, Brenda, Travel Mom and Senior Vice President of AAA Leisure Travel, joins us to share her travel adventures and how AAA Travel can help you plan YOUR family vacations.

Aruba Family Vacations with Travel Mom Kim

In this episode, we’re exploring Aruba Family Vacations with Kim Riddle of Aruba’s Tourism Authority. Learn more about why it’s One Happy Island.

Paris with Kids from Travel Mom & Luxe Recess Founder Robin

In this episode, Travel Mom and Luxe Recess Founder Robin joins us to talk all about visiting Paris with kids.

Dude Ranch Vacations with Dude Ranchers’ Association’s Bryce Albright

In this episode, we’re headed west to explore Dude Ranch vacations with Bryce Albright, the National Dude Ranchers’ Association Executive Director.

Ama Waterways River Cruises with Jazzmine Douse

In this episode, we’re exploring the enchanting adventures of Ama Waterways River Cruises for families with Jazzmine Douse.

Trafalgar Tours for Families with President Melissa DaSilva

On this episode, Travel Mom and President of Trafalgar Tours Melissa DaSilva joins us to share her family travel highlights, tips and behind the scenes with Trafalgar.

Adventures with Darley Newman, Emmy Award-Winning TV Host

On this episode, Emmy Award-Winning Travel Show Host Darley Newman takes us along on her adventures!

Recognized in Forbes for her “PBS Travel Empire,” Darley is the host, creator, and producer of “Travels with Darley” and “Equitrekking.” Her series take viewers to remote and stunning locations to reveal fascinating global cultures, adventure, and cuisine. She also uses her expertise to curate Darley Vacations, US and international guided trips that travelers can book and enjoy.

On the Island of Kauai, Hawaii with Travel Mom Vanessa

Travel Mom Vanessa joins us on her family’s current adventure on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. They decided to spend a month during COVID in the beautiful destination.

On Safari in Africa with Travel Mom Robin

In this episode, we’re going on Safari in Africa with Travel Mom Robin. You’re going to LOVE all her stories.

African Safari Planning with Travel Mom Kristen

Travel Mom Kristen joins us to share all the details for planning her family’s next big adventure…an African Safari.

National Park Road Trip with Travel Mom Larissa

It was a National Park Road Trip adventure out West this summer for Travel Mom Larissa and her family.

Acadia National Park Road Trip with Travel Mom Aimee

A road trip to Acadia National Park was this summer’s adventure for Travel Mom Aimee, her husband, and 3 daughters (ages 13, 10, and 8). She joins us will all the incredible details.

Grand Canyon Road Trip with Travel Mom Ali

The classic Grand Canyon Road Trip was this summer’s vacation for Travel Mom Ali and her family. From Las Vegas to Sedona, then the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, she joins us with all the details and fabulous tips.

RV Road Trip to Colorado with Travel Mom Jenny

This summer, it was an RV Road Trip to Colorado for Travel Mom Jenny and her family. She joins us to share all the details from their 10-day adventure from San Diego to the Grand Canyon, then through Colorado.

Things to Do in Dublin with Travel Mom Tamara

We’re off to Ireland with Travel Mom Tamara in this episode. She joins us to share her top Things to Do in Dublin from her family’s 3-day adventure.

Christmas Markets in Austria & Germany with Travel Mom Jaclyn

Travel Mom Jaclyn joins us to share her extended family’s holiday season adventure in Austria and Germany. As President of Collette Travel Tour Company, she also shares more on how they can bring your travel adventure to life.

Travel Mom Amy on Mexico with Kids

Travel Mom Amy joins us to talk about her family’s latest adventure to Mexico with husband Devin, daughter Emma (9), and son Kellen (6). As AAA Travel Strategic Partnership Director, she also shares great travel insider tips.

Travel Mom Katelin on Europe with Kids

Travel Mom Katelin joins us to talk about her family’s 3-week adventure across Stockholm, London, and Paris, with husband Ben and boys, Luca (5) and Juno (2).

Travel Wellness with Yoga & Lifestyle Coach Marjorie

Marjorie Nass, Yoga and Lifestyle Coach, joins us to talk all about ways to stay healthy while traveling. You’re going to love these tips and ideas!

Tour of England with Travel Mom Kristy

We’re off to London and England with Travel Mom Kristy. She, her husband, and 3 kids (4, 6 and 10) spent 2 weeks enjoying so much of what the country and city have to offer.

Things to Do in London with Kids

Travel Mom Michelle (a fellow author and a children’s school librarian) joins us to share the fun details of her family’s adventures in London! It was also her, her husband, and their two sons’ (2nd-grader and 5th-grader) first-time change and European trip.

Ireland & Spain with Kids from Travel Moms Randee & Nicole

Travel Moms Randee and Nicole, also owners of Jetsetting Families, share their adventures in Ireland and Spain and great general travel tips with us in this episode!

Travel Mom Julie on Amsterdam with Kids

Julie, her husband and their 3 year old daughter were off to Europe this summer spending time in the Alps and 3 weeks in Amsterdam. We sat down with Julie to hear all about their summer sabbatical in Amsterdam!

Paris with the Kids and Travel Mom Petra

Travel Mom Petra joins us in this episode to tell us all about her perfectly Parisian adventures with husband Keld, son Viggo (12 years old) and daughter Torra (10 years old).

Travel Mom Jen on Italy with Kids

Jen, husband Roger and their two boys (4 ¾ and 6 ¾) spent two weeks in Italy this summer. From Tuscany to Taormina to Rome, we sat down with Jen to hear all about it. Listen in for her itinerary and tips to help plan your adventure!

Hawaii Family Vacation & Travel Mom Jacquie

Jacquie, husband Elliot and their two boys (13 and 15 years old) adventured to Hawaii this summer spending time on Maui and Oahu. We sat down with Jacquie to hear all about it and get her itinerary, tips, and tricks for you!

Portugal and Spain with Travel Mom Amanda

Amanda, husband Scott and their two kids (9 and 11 years old) spent two weeks in Portugal and Spain this summer. Their Portugal week included Lisbon, Sintra and Lagos. They spent their week in Spain in Seville and Barcelona. We sat down with Amanda to hear all about it and get her tips and tricks for you!