Hello and welcome to Travel Fearlessly! My name is Christa and this is a little space I carved out in the internet world to write about my travels. I live in a messy and chaotic house with my husband Brandon, 5 year old daughter Stink, Finnick kitty, doggo Minnie and a overly complicated saltwater tank. My writing focuses mainly on family, plus-size and multi-generational travel sprinkled with a little Disney magic.
I’m usually the vacation planner and Brandon and Stink are simply along for the ride. I’m also an avid couponer who LOVES saving money. I use an extensive list of reward programs, cash back credit cards and other savvy tricks to have affordable vacations without compromising on things we want to experience.
We enjoy all kinds of vacations, whether it’s staying in luxurious castles or sleeping in a tent in the Amazon jungle. I try to plan a little bit of everything in each trip we take; culture, adventure, relaxation and food are the things we enjoy the most. We’re willing to try anything once, twice if we really like it!
The Story Behind the Blog
The name Travel Fearlessly originated from another blog I had been writing since 2009, Fearlessly Infertile. It chronicled our struggles to start a family, the heartache of failed fertility treatments and miscarriages and the joy of becoming parents through domestic infant adoption.
In all honesty I wasn’t born a traveler. I grew up in the South, living in North Carolina for most of my life and never traveling too far from home. It wasn’t until I got married and moved to the West Coast that I began to enjoy visiting new places. Travel became our outlet during the first years of our marriage, a distraction from numerous fertility treatments and military deployments. After we had a few memorable trips under our belt I decided to start a fresh new blog, one about accomplishments instead of frustrations using somewhere similar to sitebeginner.com to get ourselves started. And that’s how Travel Fearlessly began. My friend told me that they were blogging a lot of their travel adventures on Instagram to great success, she made use of automatic instagram followers to get a following and apparently thought it was very helpful.
A year later, in 2013, Stink was born and Travel Fearlessly officially switched to being a family travel blog. Becoming parents hasn’t lessened our wanderlust. If anything it has driven us to travel even more, showing Stink places that we’ve once visited and exploring new cities with her in tow.