Over the last couple of weeks a new pair of contributors have made their way to Live and Let’s Fly, but introductions have been light, so it’s time we introduce ourselves: The Traveling Stewarts.
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No. That name is better suited to circus folk, and Carnies we are not. We (Kyle and Carly Stewart) are a married couple who travel independently and together depending on the trip and always take their three-year old daughter Lucy along on journeys together.
Carly tends to focus on the family aspect of traveling in a premium fashion. I tend to focus on the nuts and bolts of miles & points and elite status. We don’t always stay in those lanes.
I started writing the Trip Sherpa blog in 2012 while we were on sabbatical in Thailand. I then accepted an invitation to join Upgrd which has since merged with Travel Codex. We found our way to Live and Let’s Fly after working with Matthew for many years and co-founding PenAndPassport.com together. Carly began writing for Upgrd.com, then Travel Codex and now Live and Let’s Fly offering a unique perspective of a well-traveled mom flying with our three-year old in excess of 100,000 miles per year. While there are other “mommy bloggers” few are flying long hauls to Asia and Europe in premium cabins and I think you’ll love her unique approach.
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Here are some of our favorite posts over the years, we hope you enjoy them.
- Review: Park Hyatt Beijing — Luxury Is Personal Even For Kids
- Park Hyatt Bangkok: Suite and Bitter
- Green Sand Beach: Papakolea In Hawaii
- Luggage Review: The Away Carry-On
- Review: The GB Pocket Stroller
- Park Hyatt Sanya Review: Exceeding Luxury Expectations in China’s Red Hawaii
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Lol. Both of you are an experinced traveller, and 1 daughter is far than the McCallister 9 kids (with cousant). It will never be the same.
But I love your wife’s and kid’s photo sideways (candid) as it looks more natural than selfies.
Well, looking forward to your reviews and stories then. Welcome aboard….
Thanks Cipta, we agree that one kid is definitely easier to manage than nine! We appreciate the welcome, and the feedback on the photo – we try to do things differently which isn’t always appreciated.
Well this nonsense is useless. How’s this different than that dumb bitch Moms Points, who also calls her own bunch of garbage journalism? Pardon my French, but really, Jesus. Signing off, this is Margaret Gray.
Careful Margaret. I’ve heard similar things about “A Little Bird Told Me”.
@Margaret – Unfortunately, you signed off before we could tell you why we are different, but for those reading the comments let me clarify. I’ve read Summer’s posts for years (Mommy Points) and I have found her content to be intelligent and friendly, but I don’t know that any of us our calling ourselves journalists. Summer tends to focus on near trips and a lot more on miles, points and credit cards than Carly will – many of our family trips are farther afield. I hope you give us the chance to change your mind.
Oh please, we don’t need to read about “independently” wealthy people who can afford to travel (with a three year old, no less) and are given “comp” hotel rooms, etc., because they are travel writers – do you even pay for anything?. You’ve already got “Mommy Points” blogger who is just as obnoxious with her “perfect life”. We don’t need a Disney experience and every nuance of traveling with a young child. Please, noooooo.
Please, JoEllen. TELL US WHAT WE NEED!!!
@JoEllen – Thanks for rolling out the red carpet JoEllen! We would love to be independently wealthy, but we aren’t. We can afford to travel with our three-year old because we make other life choices that allow us to do so (our house is smaller than most apartments). Good question about paying for hotel stays and flights. In the last five years I have spent more than 500 nights in hotels and I have been “comped” exactly one of them (many are for business, some we pay in cash, others using points). I don’t find Mommy Points to be obnoxious and from reading her posts over the years, I think she would agree that her life is not perfect, nor is ours. I won’t be ashamed, however, of our lifestyle choices. Our daughter has been to Disneyland, once, in Hong Kong and Carly did write about that but most of her content will not be about Disney because those aren’t really the trips we take. However, the nuances of traveling with a small child, especially long haul internationally, is something that is not extensively covered and we believe that offers a unique asset for parents though those posts from Carly may not be of interest to you. I hope other readers find Carly’s posts about traveling with family to be beneficial.
Tokyo disneyland is far much better than hongkong. Its even better than anaheim. At least my subjective point of view. The bus ride from hotel and park is unique in itself. Try it.
That sounds great! I have also heard great things about the new Shanghai Disney.
Apologies, you look like a lovely family and I was really being sour grapes. I will take a look at your column…..continue to enjoy your travels.
No worries JoEllen.
Why is everyone is jealous? If she is rich so what? At least we can learn from her how to utilize the funds she got at her disposal. I may not be rich, but that doesn’t prevent me trying to be one. Or saving to have trips and vacations like the riches does….
This is going to be a fun ride with you three. Welcome!
Thanks for the warm welcome Russell. We hope to deliver content worth reading.