Lori is a single mom of a 14-year-old boy named Ames, and a Labradoodle dog named Sandi. They recently relocated from Colorado to the Lake Travis area of Austin, Texas where they love to  hike, cycle, kayak, SUP or do anything adventurous in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country.

Lori grew up as an Air Force Brat which meant moving 8 times before heading off to college. Their moves included two tours overseas in England and Germany. Her mother was the Officer’s Wives Club tour chairman in Germany and Lori often got to join her on trips to various parts of Europe. It was while living in Germany Lori learned to ski as a member of the Sitzmarkers ski club. Just about once a month for four years Lori got to ski in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. She joined her father at Swiss Ski School one year.

Lori’s passion for travel never left her. Her main career has been in advertising as an award-winning copywriter where she’s worked at top global ad agencies in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. (You can view her advertising portfolio here and here.) It was while working on a tourism account (Park City) that she decided to pursue more travel writing. She’s a graduate of Book Passages Travel Writing and Photographer’s Workshop.

Her travel writing is published in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Shape, Women’s Health & Fitness, divinecaroline.com, johnnyjet.com, Coloradoski.com, Austinmoms.com and her story, “Scared Shitless on Safari” was Editor’s choice in the award-winning/ Best Seller, Traveler’s Tales’ anthology Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road.

In the parenting writing arena, Lori is published in Dallas Child, Dallas Baby and Thrive magazines as well as divinecaroline.com. Her estate-planning piece, “Where there’s a Will there’s a Way” won the gold award for best feature in Parenting Publications of America.

Globetrottermom is dedicated to parents who want to get out and explore more with their kids (and dogs). You’ll find destination pieces, lodging and restaurant reviews, gear reviews and tips on getting the most out of your travels with kiddos in tow.

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