Meet Our Family
Hello! Welcome to BE Family Travel, we’re so glad you’re here, thanks for stopping by. We are building a community of parents who want to travel with kids. As parents, we will teach you our top family travel tips and best-kept hacks for traveling with children – and we want to hear yours!
We are Doug and Ruth Hutchins, and we live in North Carolina with our two daughters. Ruth was born and raised in England and met Doug while traveling in the United States in 2002. We have always loved to travel, but once we had children everything changed. Hence, family travel is a lot more complicated than traveling as a single person or married couple.
Traveling with a baby may feel overwhelming to new parents. Travel with a toddler can really test your patience, and traveling with kids can lead to utter chaos. However, travel with your little ones doesn’t have to be that stressful or exhausting. We want to share our parenting wins, and even our epic failures about travel, so you will feel empowered to plan a family vacation.
Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, a week’s vacation, travel overseas, or anything in between, we will help you see through all the chaos and provide our expert travel advice to help you simplify your travel planning.
“To travel is to live.”
– Hans Christian Anderson
We focus on Family Travel topics such as:
- Flying with a Baby, Toddler or Kids
- Road Trips with Kids
- Recommended Family Travel Gear
- Family Packing Lists
- Cruising with Kids
- Child Safety while Traveling
- Top Family Destinations – US & overseas
- Beach Trips with Kids
- Travel Toys, Activities and much more…
Over many years of traveling with children we have learned the great value that comes from family travel and sharing quality time together. Furthermore, family vacations provide opportunities for deeper connection because your family is removed from the distractions and responsibilities of everyday life.
Even if your children are little and won’t remember the trip, time together will fill their hearts. We want your family to live your best life. Family vacation contributes to a child’s general happiness and well-being, while these shared experiences create lasting memories that you will cherish forever. Therefore, these feelings of closeness in a relationship build your family bond.
If there’s any topics about travel with kids that you’d like us to cover on the blog, please reach out. We invite you to join us for the ride, and become a part of the BE Family Travel community so we can help you simplify your family adventures.
And remember, let’s BE Family so you can enjoy the journey.
💕 Doug & Ruth Hutchins
BE Family Travel