I’m a travel addict, wildlife lover, and a curious pursuer of history and culture. My family and I are also passionate about sustainability and working to reduce our carbon footprint. We know that traveling, itself, can be carbon intensive so we make extra efforts every day in all of our purchases and activities to reduce our use of plastics, fossil fuels and other negative impacts on Earth.
I’ve always had a love of nature, and I’m driven by new adventures to explore natural areas and different cultures. I was raised in Ohio, and joined the Navy right out of high school in the early 1990s to live abroad for several years. My love of travel has only grown more potent with time. Becoming a mom hasn’t slowed me down, it’s offered a new challenge – planning incredible adventures with our two kids.
This website is both a creative outlet for me, and a resource for others. Travel, adventure and exploration has enriched my life and it is now creating a foundation for our kids to embrace change, stay curious and be eager to learn about other cultures as they grow into kind and compassionate global citizens.
If are interested in collaborating, please don’t hesitate to reach out at shazfamilytravels (at) gmail (dot) com.