Meet the international team behind Little City Trips
Crossing the continents and bringing with them a combined 7 children, 25 years of travel blogging experience, a social following of over 90,000 and countless miles of city footpaths underfoot…
Little City Editor – Keri Hedrick
Keri is an expat mum to three children aged 13, 10 and 7, living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. When not scouring for great travel deals, she writes for her family travel and expat blog Our Globetrotters. She is also Editor of online publications Family Travel in the Middle East and Dubai Travel Planner and Abu Dhabi Travel Planner.
Keri grew up in Australia calling Perth and Melbourne home for many years before working in the bright lights of London for nearly a decade. Here, she met her husband and her passion for travel grew travelling around Europe, but she feels most at home visiting the bustling cities of South East Asia!
Keri’s focus on city travel is to encourage children’s curiosity and keep them engaged. She is our Little City Expert at finding accommodation for larger families. You can read more about Keri here.
Keri’s top tip for city trips with kids
Getting from A to B in a city with kids can be tough going, but look for ways to incorporate travel into the experience, whether it be catching an open top bus or taking the boat instead of walking. A great chance to see the city from a new perspective and rest tired legs.
Little City Editor – Marta Correale
Marta is a family travel writer and expat mum of two children now aged 12 and 11. A self-confessed travel and coffee addict, Marta works as editor of Little City Trips and is the author of her own family travel blog Learning Escapes, specialised in cultural travels with kids and three destination sites: MamalovesRome, MamalovesItaly and MamalovesIreland, respectively about family travels to her home city of Rome, Italy, and her adopted country, Ireland.
Originally from Rome, Italy, Marta moved to Brussels to pursue her lifelong dream of working in the field of intercultural relations before moving to Dublin, where her family is now based. Her kids are growing up bilingual Italian-English and call both Italy and Ireland home.
Marta is passionate about cultural tourism and believes it is never too early to experience new cultures and try your hand at new languages. In all their travels, her family pursues authentic experiences that engage both adults and kids and become meaningful family memories. You can read more about Marta here.
Marta’s top tip for city trips with kids
Don’t be afraid of incorporating down time in your itinerary. When abroad, it is tempting to look at a trip to the local park as a bit of a waste of sightseeing time but it doesn’t have to be! Scout out a place local families love and let your kids engage with the local kids and try out their games for a unique cultural experience.
Little City Editor – Marianne Rogerson
Marianne is an Australian-based freelance travel writer and mother to two children, aged 12 and 10. When not working in her capacity as an Editor for Little City Trips, Marianne also writes family travel blog Mum on the Move and recipe blog Mama Loves to Cook.
Marianne lived in Asia for 12 years before settling in Sydney two years ago and has travelled extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific the region. Prior to Sydney she lived in Hong Kong and Singapore and has previously lived in cities as far afield as Edinburgh, Lisbon and San Jose in Costa Rica.
Marianne is passionate about family travel and feels strongly that having kids doesn’t have to stop you from exploring the world and engaging in adventurous and culturally interesting activities. She is also a big foodie and one of the first tours she books in any city is a local food tour. You can read more about Marianne here.
Marianne’s top tip for city trips with kids:
Look for creative ways to make cultural activities interesting for kids, so that your city trip doesn’t just have to be about theme parks and playgrounds!
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