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.
More About Mackenzie
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.
- 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
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