Editorial Team

KerynKeryn Means is the founder and editor-in-chief of Walking on Travels, a site that gives hope to today’s active parents who don’t want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride. You can find Keryn dragging her 2 boys around the DC area most days and across the globe several times a year. Follow along on their adventures on Instagram, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

TaraTara McLaughlin is a stay-at-home expat mother of two. She left the United States for Switzerland in 2011 and loves exploring her new backyard. She had a travel bug since her first plane trip as a high school freshman when she enrolled in Space Camp. Since then she has jumped at any chance to see new places across the globe. Having children has given her a new lens through which she sees travel and she hopes to share some of those observations with other parents who continue Walking On, kids in tow, to new destinations. Tara acts as managing editor on Walking On Travels and pops up on the site with news from Switzerland from time to time.

Contributing Writers

AngelaAngela Taylor Hylland is a woman who wears a grand stack of hats: mother, entrepreneur, writer, gaming guru, traveler, poet, enlightenment seeker, wannabe artist, cancer warrior, and student of the world. Professionally, she’s most well known for her editorial work on games. Personally, she ventured into the world of blogging and kids’ book writing to fulfill a promise to her beloved mother-in-law, Sue, who lost her battle with breast cancer shortly after Angela’s first child was born. Follow Angela’s journey—and be inspired in yours—at My Castle Heart.

AnnaAnna Julien is a first time New York City Mom sharing a lighthearted view on the roller coaster ride of pregnancy and motherhood. You can find her strollin’ the busy streets of NYC with her baby girl and always on her own site- The Baby Bump Diaries.

CherylCheryl Leung is the founder of Kids On A Plane, a family travel blog that focuses on encouraging parents to explore North America and the Caribbean with their children – without losing their mind or their money! When she’s not on a plane or on the road, Cheryl is having fun in the Greater Toronto Area with her 2 kids, husband and sometimes drooling dog.

Karyn-Locke-001Karyn Locke is a former military brat who caught the travel bug at a very early age, Karyn loves road tripping with her family and writing about her travels from small town Ohio at Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! You can also find her working on Trekaroo.com as the Marketing and Social Media Guroo and newly-appointed Mid-America Guroo.

Patti-001Patti Shelton is a yoga teacher, nutrition and health nut, and a mom.  She loves having adventures, traveling around the globe (often with her kids in tow), and doing and sharing yoga and meditation.  She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two kids.

TKB-headshotTai Kojro-Badziak is an architect, designer, artist, food hound, mother and unstoppable traveler, sinking in to local culture wherever and whenever she can.  She got her first passport at age 2 (Europe!) and has been keeping it active ever since.  Interested in the deep culture of a place, she uses her passions for food, art, creativity and the human spirit to connect with people everywhere, learning about local habits and bringing them back to the US.  She believes life should be lived richly, using her travels to inform the design process & bringing the textures of travels back to her design work.

Past Contributing Writers

AnujaAnuja De Silva loves to inspire families to have new adventures through travel. She lives in Hudson Valley, New York with her husband and toddler son and works full time in technology development. She faces the challenge of making the most of her weekends and limited vacation to discover fun things to do and new places to see. She contributes as Cosmopolitan TravelingMom for the TravelingMom writer network.


Nicole-Gelinas-Headshot-001Nicole Gelinas is a freelance graphic designer located in Washington State, specializing in business branding. Nicole graduated from Northwest College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in Visual Communication, double majoring in Fine Art and Graphic Design. She is also a visual artist practicing fine art photography and oil painting. You can find more information on Nicole and see samples of her work on www.nicolegelinas.net.