I’m Mackenzie Jervis

I grew up near Buffalo, New York but since graduating college I’ve spent most of my time elsewhere. I now live in Toyko, Japan with my husband, son, and daughter.  Japan is my third country I’ve lived in on 3 continents.

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 kids along with me.  Slowly we’re crossing things off of our list and experiencing a new kind of adventure with my little travel buddies.

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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!

Together We Have:

  • Hiked the Italian Alps
  • Rode Camels in Morocco
  • Cruised the Seine in Paris
  • Attended High Tea in London
  • Played on the beach in Grand Cayman
  • Ate our way around Tokyo
  • Soaked in Hot Springs in Iceland
  • Rode kiddie trains around Montmartre
  • Napped through the Chunnel
  • Took overnight ferries in Baltic
  • Ate our way around Epcot
  • Watched hockey in Finland
  • Explored Gamla Stan in Stockholm
  • And More!

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