We're not your standard full-time traveling family. We're parents with full-time jobs - and amazing work benefits. As part of an airline, we have the privilege to travel the world for free. Just one catch. We fly standby.
What is standby you ask? Well: the short story is that we only get on the plane if there are open seats fifteen minutes before the plane takes off. The long story? You’ll have to stick around for that one.
We’re Brittany, Nick, Olivia, and Everett. And we’re Family on Standby. Early in marriage and unable to have kids, we poured ourselves into travel, trying to make the most our crappy situation. And finally (thanks, IVF!) we became parents.
All we ever heard was, “Hope you got your traveling in!” “you’ll never get to do that anymore!” and the like. So we traveled more – we never bought into that travel stops after kids. We’re on a mission to prove to parents that travel is accessible. Possible. And even enjoyable!
We travel in the most unorthodox and difficult way possible. No planning. No reservations. No confirmations. All on the fly. We want to show our kids how to be kind people and how to adapt to changing environments. And standby travel is the perfect way to do that.
So come travel with us. It’s chaotic, spontaneous, fast-paced, exciting, and gets us out of our comfort zones. We never know where or when we’re going anywhere (or if we’re getting home for that matter), but we’re going to give you family travel tips and tricks along the way. Where to go, how to be flexible on the go, and how to make getting ready to go easier!
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