About Emily

Long before blogging was even a word The Travel Mom began keeping an online journal of her travel adventures. Since 1996 The Travel Mom has been sharing her tips pointers and experiences through television, radio, print and online.  She has held high profile television positions such as The Travel Contributor for Good Morning America and made countless appearances on national television programs from The View to Rachel Ray.  The Travel Mom has been a frequent guest on CNN Headline News and a regular fixture on the KTLA Morning News.  The Travel Mom’s Ultimate Book Of Family Travel was published by Broadway Books and she has written numerous pieces for national publications and newspapers such as Redbook, Women’s Day and Newsweek.  The Travel Mom is the proud mother of two college aged kids that have been her constant traveling companions and served as the source of her inspiration. She has been married to her best friend Sid for close to 25 years and is enjoying exploring destinations with her young nieces and nephew.

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I am celebrating 49 before 50 because it is time for me to do some of the things I want to do. My philosophy is – if not now, when? What am I waiting for? And Why not? I have been a wonderful mother for the past 22 years, shared a great partnership with my husband of 24 years, have been a supportive family member, a hard working business woman and a quality friend. It is time for me to experience even more and I am doing it with the goal of accomplishing 49 first time things before I turn 50. I have many things I would love to try this year, but the ultimate adventure for me would be to celebrate my 50th birthday by performing a duet with Meatloaf of possibly the worlds greatest song, Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

My goal is to inspire other women to join in on the fun because we are only just beginning!

Emily Kaufman - The Travel Mom