About Us

Published author of several editions of The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, Northern California, and Hawaii, Liz St.Andre is Mom to a 7-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest and strive to plan family vacations that are meaningful, memorable, fun and educational. She currently blogs here at Teachable Travel and also at Small Hands in the Big World.

Vacations take on a whole new definition when they become family trips but having children along can add a depth of meaning to every journey. Kids can also help grown-ups slow down and appreciate the world with fresh eyes.

Searching for family friendly hotels and restaurants can be challenging. Typical family friendly accommodations are all about affordability and amenities but lack personality. Restaurants are often praised for having a kids’ menu but reviews fail to mention the unhealthy typical choices on that menu. Teachable Travel intends to offer ideas for experiences families can enjoy together while learning along the way.

We believe that it is worth planning ahead and saving up for experiences that are genuinely warm and welcoming to families while also showing

  • An appreciation and respect for nature, animals and the great outdoors
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle
  • History and/or some deeper connection to the destination

We’d love to hear from you. Please let us know your suggestions for places we should check out or feedback about places we’ve already reviewed. Thank you for visiting.

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