A web publication created by Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com’s parent company FXExpress Publications, Inc., whereverfamily.com is the trusted source for the modern family. Updated daily with content unique to today’s traveling families, the website features need-to-know information on planning family trips at any budget for any age group. Launched in 2017, WhereverFamily is complemented by weekly newsletters and can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Each year, whereverfamily.com will award the Wherever Awards.
Kimberly Krol, Editor in Chief
Kim has been with FXExpress Publications, Inc. since 2006, where she serves as editor in chief of Global Traveler, Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily. Her love of travel started with family trips around the United States, including a two-week cross-country excursion. She’s experienced a number of destinations around the world since then, enjoying myriad places with her friends and family by her side.
Angelique Platas, Associate Editor
Angelique has been with FXExpress Publications, Inc., since 2015, as associate editor for trazeetravel.com, Global Traveler and WhereverFamily. The New Jersey native is passionate about writing, traveling and diving into new experiences.
Katie Skrzek, Digital Director
Katie began working at FXExpress Publications, Inc. in 2011. She currently serves as Digital Director of Global Traveler, Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and exploring new destinations.
Teresa Bitler is a freelance travel writer who loves road trips, photography and new cultures. Her articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Wine Enthusiast, Sunseeker, AAA publications and online outlets, including Sherman’s Travel, Yahoo! Travel and Smarter Travel. Although her daughters are now in college, she still keeps her eyes open for family-friendly destinations, activities and attractions. Teresa lives in the Phoenix area with her husband and two dogs, Charlie and Griffin. You can follow her travels on Instagram.
Writer and editor Debra Bokur is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, with multiple awards, including a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. She’s covered global travel, wine, adventure and lifestyle for a host of publications, traveling with her husband or son whenever possible. Bokur is the author of The Fire Thief (forthcoming from Kensington Books in 2020), the first book in the Hawaii-based Dark Paradise Mysteries series.
Elyse Glickman has two decades of journalism experience, encompassing business profiles, the hospitality industry, food and beverage, business and convention trends and family travel. In the process, she traveled to nearly 50 countries on assignment. Her resume also includes articles and photography appearing in Intermezzo, SIP, Taste & Travel, TravelAge West, C-Suite Quarterly, Bar Business, Tasting Panel, SOMM,Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia,The Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia), The Jewish Journal (L.A.)and others. The Chicago native is based in Los Angeles and enjoys photography, yoga, hiking, cooking and bartending in her spare time.
Eugenia Lazaris is a freelance writer with a focus on travel and fiction. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and calls Los Angeles home where she lives with her husband. She loves to travel, cook and play with her jackhuahua, Max. A self-proclaimed foodie, Lazaris is at her happiest when she is able to combine her passions by exploring unique cuisines around the world. She has lived in America, Europe and the Middle East and is on a never-ending journey to experience everything the world has to offer.
Irvina Lew is the author of You Can’t Do It All: Ideas that Work for Mothers who Work (MacMillan, 1986; Berkeley, 1990) and Moms Survival Guide (Ziploc, 1992). Her travel guides and award-winning food, travel and l’art de vivre lifestyle articles have been published in a multitude of periodicals since the mid-80s. Lew, a former French/Spanish/ESL teacher and national spokesperson for Ziploc and Contadina Pasta Ready, is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and has participated in Travel Classics.
Felicity Long is a contributing editor at Travel Weekly and her work has appeared in Porthole, Family Travel Forum, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, USA Today, AOL Travel, Family Circle, Child, Parents.com, The Los Angeles Times, Shermans Travel, Northshore magazine, South Shore Living and a host of other publications. She is also the author of Great Escapes: New England (The Countryman Press) and is the recipient of the Cacique Award and the Yo Leonardo Award for international travel writing.
Kelly Magyarics, DWS, is a wine, spirits, food, travel and lifestyle writer in the Washington, D.C., area. Her articles also appear in Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com, Global Traveler, AFAR, Robb Report, Modern Luxury, Nightclub & Bar, Cheers, Alcohol Professor, Los Angeles Traveler and others. You can find Kelly on her website, Twitter and Instagram @kmagyarics.
Erich Martin graduated from Temple University in 2016. He covered local news before joining the team at the assistant editor of Global Traveler, Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily. Besides writing and working, Erich enjoys spending time outside and getting lost in a good book.
When she isn’t wrangling her three boys in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Rina Baraz Nehdar can be found in downward facing dog, looking for organic produce or furiously trying to get everything done before everyone gets out of school. Before motherhood, Rina was a journalist for both radio and television.
She can also be found on mommyhasastory.com and lafamilytravel.com
Holly Riddle is a freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer. When not covering her favorite topics, she’s probably reading about them. She lives in central Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs, where she also covers local food, agriculture and entertainment.
Barbara Radcliffe Rogers grew up traveling with her parents and brother, and continues to travel with her own children. Whether it’s camping with toddlers in New Hampshire, cruising the Mediterranean with tweens or exploring Lisbon with a 16-year-old, she’s been there and done that — and has lots of tips to offer. Rogers is author of several guidebooks (including one on family travel) and is a regular contributor to Global Traveler.
Carley Thornell is a Boston-based travel writer who has been to 30 countries in the past five years. She considers it making up for lost time, as family vacations were rare, but her parents were adventurous enough to take her brother and she on camping and canoeing trips to New Hampshire’s White Mountains — along with over a dozen of their closest friends each summer. (In the spirit of most camping trips, yes, it rained every year!).