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Travel Blog of Mackenzie Jervis
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About 2017-10-06T08:58:02+00:00

What Can A Wandering Scribbler & Co. Do For You?

  • Are you trying to impart some EXCITEMENT into your daily life?

  • Are you looking to get the family OUT AND ABOUT?

  • Are you interested in travel, but UNSURE WHERE TO START?

  • Are you thinking about having kids, but AFRAID it will take away the adventure?

  • Do you NEED SOME TRAVEL IDEAS for your incredibly adventurous family?

I’m here to help YOU do it. I’m here to make sure that you have the tools and resources you need to get out and see the world the way you want.

So, What Are Some Things Holding You Back?

  • The financial freedom to travel (Kids are expensive…)

  • The TIME to travel.

  • The knowledge and information to get out there.

  • Support from others like you

I mean… I can’t make your boss give you a raise while also months of vacation time… but I can help you…

  • stretch your dollar to travel to those big name places.

  • show you how to travel locally and not feel like you’re missing out.

  • give you the help you need to feel comfortable leaving your house (and possibly your country) with your kids.

  • have the tools to plan amazing trips.

  • get inspiration for new places to visit.

  • find a community of like-minded people just like you.

Don’t Get Me Wrong… Travel with Kids is not As Easy As When You Were Alone.

BUT! It’s not impossible!

With a little help you can reach your travel dreams and live the life you want.

I grew up near Buffalo, New York but since graduating college I’ve spent most of my time elsewhere. I now live in Wichita Falls, Texas with my husband, son, our two cats, and dog.  Texas is my fifth “home” state and my second with my husband, Steve.  I’m sure you’ll see plenty of him around the site, along with our son Andrew, as they’re my favorite humans to photograph.

I’ve been to 65 Countries, mostly solo, and have gained a ton of knowledge about the world and how to more easily travel.  Now that I’m a mom I want to take my son along with me.  Slowly we’re crossing things off of our list and experiencing a new kind of adventure with my little travel buddy.

We’re also a military family so we have a unique life that gives us the opportunity to experience new home towns every few years.  Whether you’re also a military family, one that frequently moves, or just interested in finding new places to move, I can help share my experience of traveling around in this way.

What else?

I’ve spent most of my life learning to write. Well, creatively write. I mastered writing in English some time in elementary school. (There’s actually a funny story from Norway where an acquaintance thought I was in my 20s and hadn’t yet learned to write. Talk about lost in translation). After learning to write, I’ve learned how to craft stories: getting BAs in English and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and then my MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University.

I started this blog in 2012 to document my travels around the world.  While I enjoyed writing and telling my stories, it wasn’t until I had a baby that my vision for this blog came about and gave me a real motivation to help other families, like you.

When I was pregnant, everyone who knew how much I traveled kept telling me it was over.  They said I would now “settle down,” live our little life in Texas, and never be as adventurous as I once was.  Those who REALLY knew me, knew that wasn’t the case.  I want to show those who think having a baby or starting a family is the end of your life that this is just the next step in the journey.  You can still be yourself, you might just need to make a few more bathroom breaks now.

I Have:

  • Summited Kilimanjaro
  • Took overnight trains in Russia
  • Cruised around the Caribbean
  • Learned to SCUBA dive in Australia
  • Searched for Aliens in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Explored the Peruvian Andes
  • Went Island hopping in Croatia
  • Studied at Charles University in Prague
  • Road Tripped around Ireland
  • Worked in a hostel in New Zealand
  • Hiked in the Italian Alps
  • Visited Ancient Ruins in Mexico
  • Kayaked in Montenegro
  • And More!

The “And Co.” part of this equation are my boys.

Steve and Andrew haven’t been on all of my trips with me but they’ve been on some of the most memorable ones.  While Andrew is still very young he’s already on track to being more well-traveled than I am.

Some Big trips you can look forward to reading about:

  1. Cayman Islands and Florida, USA- October 2017

  2. Big Bend National Park- November 2017

  3. New York State- December 2017

  4. Ontario, Canada- January 2018

  5. Finland and Iceland- February 2018

  6. Quebec City, Canada- May 2018

  7. Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France- July 2018

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Thanks for visiting! Make sure to keep in touch and reach out if you have any questions on getting started!