,Lynn O'Rourke Hayes is a writer, photographer and passionate traveler.
Launched in 2002, she owns and edits FamilyTravel.com.
You'll find her weekly travel column in the Dallas Morning News, Newsday, the Seattle Times and beyond, thanks to syndication by Tribune Content Agency.
Lynn has also contributed to the Huffington Post , Yahoo! Travel and other print, digital and broadcast media over the years.
A founding board member of the Family Travel Association, she served as the original content curator, collecting the best of family travel content on the web in an effort to inspire more families to explore the world. Her essay about the importance of sharing the natural world with the next generation, is one of twelve pieces in a year-long family travel Spotlight Series.
As a Transformational Travel Retreat Leader, she has shared strategies for infusing life with adventure and wonder in Santa Fe and Nervi, Italy.
She has worked for two hotel companies, written a book about balancing work and family, circled the globe in the Concorde, testified before Congress and been a guest on the Today Show and CNN as well as many other media outlets.
Active via social media, you'll find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Linked In.
Fueled by a deep well of curiosity, her travels have taken her to more than 105 countries and to 48 of our 50 states. Mississippi and Alabama: I'm coming for you!
Her proudest accomplishment: raising three amazing sons. Her great joy: spending time with her husband, extended family and her five grandchildren.