We had the good fortune of connecting with Angie Stubbs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was thinking about how there was dearth of information about traveling with kids. I wanted to give parents practical tips and advice on how to continue to explore the world with kids in tow. Many people think that once they have children they can’t travel the way they used to, and that’s not true. If people are armed with the information they need to get started, from getting a passport for a child to the nearest pizza places in certain destinations, they would be less anxious about traveling with children. If you start the children out early, they adapt quickly to travel to different places. So, that way, you’re Raising Nomads!Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Raising Nomads Travel Co is a full service travel company, blog and brand mainly focused on families with children. The goal is to get families to travel more but without, or greatly reducing, the stress of travel. We want to inspire, educate and entertain through our blogs and other social media, as well as the “Cupcake and Noodles Go To…” book series. I book trips for families as well. Raising Nomads seeks to bring th world to those who can’t or won’t travel and this sets us a part from others. I host Facebook live chats that take people around the world. We provide information in our books that let you create your own journey or create our journey. No matter what I’m doing, I’m determined to help people experience travel and other cultures authentically. This is has been hard, especially in a pandemic. No one is traveling! Parents are tired and kids are exhausted from home schooling. While a vacation normally helped people rewire themselves, for many that has been taken away. So I’ve stepped up pictures of trips previously taken and provided tips on how to be safe if you do travel. I’m part of the Spoke contributor network with the online parent magazine Red Tricycle and have had articles about family travel published on the website. Social media has been the hardest for me. I don’t want to be on Instagram all day because I can’t. Figuring out the best hashtags is also tough. Time and social media expertise are something I’m still working on.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This question is right on time. I recently partnered with Houston Insider to contribute to their newsletter. I’ll be sharing the fun things to do with kids in Houston. If I had a family visiting Houston, the first thing I would tell them is to get a car! Get a centrally located hotel, perhaps downtown, medical center or NRG areas. A 5 day itinerary would take them all over the Houston metro area! We’d start with amazing Houston Zoo, followed by a picnic in Herman Park. They should be sure to ride the train and take a pedal boat. Day two would be the Houston aquarium and Discovery Green. The aquarium doesn’t take all day so there’s time to do both. If they are hungry, grab some yummy TexMex at Pappasito’s adjacent to Discovery Green. Day three would go south of the city for a day at the beach in Galveston. There are so many places to eat! I would do Pleasure Pier but also pay a visit to Jack Johnson park and learn about the great boxer from Galveston Day 4 can also be south of the city. There’s Kemah and Space Center Houston. It’s possible to do them both in the same day. Tough, but possibe. Day 5 takes us back into the city to enjoy the children’s musuem and other wonder Houston Musuems. These world class faciltiies could take a few days to visit. For dessert, families can visit many of the dessert bars/cafes around the city. We love our sweets here.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my husband and children first, because my business could not exist without them. Traveling with the girls is how I knew that information on how to travel with children was missing or incomplete. I also thank my mother. sister and friends, who listened and weighed in on ideas and supported me.

Website: raisingnomads.com

Instagram: instagram.com/raisingnomads

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angie-stubbs-8a2aa3204/

Twitter: twitter.com/raisingnomads

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raisingnomads

Other: Angie Stubbs author Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv-AVqLnXDkw-QJd38sMWdw Latest article on Red Tricycle: https://redtri.com/the-ultimate-travel-guide-to-learning-about-race-and-culture/

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