About Us

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Jennifer Shanks

Owner and Travel Consultant

At the age of 20, I began traveling the world as a college student and have not stopped since. I have visited approximately 45 countries on 6 different continents. I have traveled as college student, a backpacker, and as a newlywed; but my favorite travel is traveling internationally as a mother with my young children. Experiencing the world through their eyes is an unforgettable experience each and every country we visit, and an experience I can not wait to repeat as often as possible. I feel so passionately about international travel with children that I began this company to assist other parents transform their children's lives. I have a background in Social Work which has always inspired me to connect with people while I travel. I have passed this interest on to my children and we are constantly trying to come up with unique ways to interact with local people, and give back to the communities we visit. My background in  social work and travel has resulted in my specialty of connecting travelers to locals.

Whenever my family and I return from a trip, other parents say "I would love to do that" or "I wish I could do that but don't even know where to start". I am here to tell you that major life altering trips are possible with young children and when you put your trust in my services,  we will create incredible memories for you and your family.

Fiona Kerr

Travel Consultant

My first adventure beyond my homeland of Australia was in 1994 to Mexico, where I discovered that I had a passion for exploring the world. Since that first trip I have travelled to over 40 countries and lived and worked in 7. After having my first child in Switzerland, I realised that having a baby didn’t mean our adventures had to end, just adapt a little to cater for his needs - and those of the 2 more children that followed. My husband (who was with me on that first adventure all those years ago) and I have since taken our 3 cherubs to over 30 countries; they have slept in tents on top of a truck in Namibia, hiked in Denali National Park in Alaska, explored Knights Templar villages in France, learnt how to count in Tswana, followed in the footsteps of Hobbits in New Zealand, swam in cenotes in Mexico, and stood at one of the 4 corners of the world in Newfoundland.

 

After answering all the “How did you do it!?” questions on returning from a recent trip, I decided I needed to put all my years trip planning to use in assisting other families on their own adventures. I have joined with Jennifer at Family Adventures Await to help others plan their perfect holiday, unique to their own family - providing opportunities to discover something new, to share the joy of travel and discovery with their own children.

 

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