About Insider Families

About Insider Families

Founded in 2016, Insider Families is a family of four who loves to travel and share stories and adventures via the written word, as well as imagery and video. It was founded as a mother-daughter summer project but has become so much more.

While your typical travel site may not care about the best climbing tree in the area, we do. We strive not only to provide you the most important information from the perspective of a parent and child. But also to find the most unique places and activities to explore.

We continue to build our library of stories and resources. Please join our email list to the right to be kept up to date. And, please share any of your family travel suggestions. We’d love to hear about what you would like for us to feature. Thank you!

If you have a furry family member and want to know where the best dog parks are, most pet friendly hotels and more, be sure to visit us over at Wags & Woofs!

Insider Families being goofy at sunset in Santa Fe.

Why a family travel blog?

As a child our Insider Families chief mama blogger lived overseas. She was an expat. As such had a very unique opportunity to be exposed to different cultures. She feels that experience shaped who she is today and gave her the ability to see things from others’ perspectives. Thus she hopes to instill that empathy in chief daughter blogger, and have some fun along the way.

What we care about!

We love the great outdoors. We feel grateful to live in the mountains of Colorado and see first hand how climate change is impacting our winters. It is important to us that we share with our readers and followers how they can help preserve what makes a place special.

We make a point to learn about the local history and environment of the places we visit. When we visit the Golden Isles of Georgia you will find us making a stop at the Sea Turtle Sanctuary and learning about this endangered species. We return home with books on the subject and a desire to share that knowledge.

We love nature and like to spend as much time in it as possible whether hiking a mountain, riding the BMX track, soaring down an alpine coaster or trying a new sport at the beach or lake.


We are extremely honored to have been selected as one of Lonely Planet Kids best family blogs for August 2018September 2018 & January 2019 and to have reached Lonely Planet Assignment status.

We are honored to have been included on the 2023 TinyBeans list of Top Travel Blogs!

Some of Our Favorite Travels

Animals, Volcanoes and Beaches, Oh My! Costa Rica Travels

Snowmass Hot Air Balloon Festival

Bucketlist Item: Disney Cruise

Santa Fe, Santa Fe & Santa Fe

Golden Isles of Georgia

For a Weekend Away: Denver

Ultimate Guide to Colorado Mountain Towns

Things to Do with Kids in Colorado

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Contact Insider Families

The best way to contact us is via one of our social channels in the menu bar above or by sending an email to info (at) insiderfamilies.com.

Social Media statistics as of July 2023:

•    Instagram: 12,000
•    Twitter: 6,300
•    Monthly blog views: 30,000
•    Pinterest: 80,000 monthly viewers
•    Facebook: 650
•    YouTube: 150

Insider Families Writing PortfolioTMOM Travel Writer

In addition to articles published on our website, Insider Families freelances for a variety of publications including as a contributing writer for TravelingMom.com (700,000+ monthly unique visitors reading 1 million+ pages) and Vail Daily. A sampling of some of our articles follows.

Hot Air Ballooning in Colorado, Lonely Planet, September 2019

Family Tips for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida, Vail Daily, August 6, 2018

Gateway Canyons: Luxury Oasis in Colorado, GoWorldTravel, July 2018

Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Colorado, TravelingMom, November 2017

Tips for Choosing a Family Friendly Ski Resort, TravelingMom, November 2017

Need a Reason to Visit Santa Fe with Kids? Meow Wolf is It!, TravelingMom

About Insider Families Offerings

Media FAMs

We are open to media FAMs from destinations, hotel properties and other travel suppliers that are a good fit for our interests and audience. As a result of FAMs we may provide a selection of the following deliverables depending on your needs:

  • Blog posts on Insider Families blog;
  • Articles in variety of other publications, both print and web. Freelance outlets include the Vail Daily and Go World Travel. Contributing writer at Traveling Mom;
  • We can provide photos or articles for your blog and social channel;
  • Create videos of our travel experiences;
  • In addition, anything we publish is shared on our social channels.

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