Get to Know Our Family
We Are Living Our Adventure...And Making Every Moment Count!
Our passion for traveling as a family began with a goal to take our kids to all 50 states before they turn 18. That goal turned into an even bigger dream of showing our kids the world, which has now turned into a lifestyle.
We're 4 very ordinary people who just traded our 4,000 square foot house in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC for life on a boat.
I’m the writer and main photographer for this site. I’m also the crazy idea girl who dreams up an adventure and figures out how to make it happen. Besides my family and travel, I have a passion for: Jesus; dressing my children in coordinating clothes; good food; good books; and an empty laundry basket.
When he’s not traveling, Brent has a “real” job in the insurance industry. He’s also the guy who does it all and makes it look easy—managing an office, leading a bible study, coaching t-ball, etc. Oh, and did I mention he just finished up his MBA in his spare time?
This girl is pretty much the inspiration behind Mom With A Map. We’ve traveled with her since she was a baby and learned A LOT along the way. She’s been our travel guinea pig and our biggest adventurer. Mary Grace is the type of person who’s just passionate about life so narrowing down her “likes” is difficult.
The baby of our family has been a game-changer. He’s the opposite of his sister in almost every way. So everything we thought we knew about parenting, we had to re-learn! He embraces travel in a totally different way than the rest of us. We like to jump right in while he wants to observe everything first.
We've visited 48 states and a handful of countries in our quest to see the world.
More recently we’ve set our sights on doing a trip around The Great Loop. We would also like to visit as many countries as we can. In other words, we want to show our kids the world!
Our adventures have produced laughs, tears, speeding tickets, an entire closet full of suitcases, and above all—amazing memories. I love sharing our journey; thanks for following along!
This is our family shortly after we started Mom With A Map. Miller (3) and Mary Grace (8) Although I knew we needed a little update- I couldn’t bring myself to remove this picture completely!