Contributor Spotlight: Hilary Gudgel

Meet Hilary Gudgel, a California mom of two and author behind Hilary Style. She loves exploring new places both near and far, and always takes her two sons along with her. Read on to learn about her favorite travel experiences so far and what’s next on her family’s bucket list!

SAY HELLO TO...

SHE IS MOM TO...

a fourteen-year-old boy and a nine-year-old boy.

AND LIVES IN...

Los Angeles, California.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

Hello! We are Tim, Hilary, Simon,14, and Elliot, 9.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

We live in Los Angeles, California right near the beach. I write a blog which focuses on travel and local activities with my kids.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY'S TRAVEL STYLE?

We enjoy traveling far and near, [and] off-the-beaten-path locations within a city are always welcome.

I travel with my kids so that we can experience the world together and broaden our horizons...

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE YOU'VE BEEN WITH YOUR KIDS?

Kyoto, Japan.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE THAT YOU'VE HAD WITH YOUR FAMILY?

Christmas in Rome was amazing, as was our visit to the Houses of Parliament in London.

WHAT'S ON YOUR FAMILY'S TRAVEL BUCKET LIST?

Croatia, Thailand and Japan.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY FROM YOUR OWN CHILDHOOD?

A road trip around Europe.

HOW DO YOU DOCUMENT YOUR FAMILY'S TRAVELS?

I write a blog and create photo books.

Remember, there are kids everywhere, so there really isn’t anywhere you can’t go comfortably with children!

WHY DO YOU TRAVEL WITH YOUR KIDS?

I travel with my kids so that we can experience the world and broaden our horizons, while [also] enjoying quality family time together.

WHAT'S ONE NUGGET OF ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE FOR OTHER PARENTS TRAVELING WITH KIDS?

Remember, there are kids everywhere, so there really isn’t anywhere you can’t go comfortably with children!