Lynn O'Rourke Hayes is a writer, photographer and passionate traveler. Launched in 2002, she owns and edits FamilyTravel.com, where she and fellow contributors share stories about family getaways, multigenerational memories and sibling adventures. You'll find her weekly, syndicated travel column in the Dallas Morning News and beyond. Lynn also contributes to the Huffington Post , Yahoo! Travel and other print, digital and broadcast media. A founding board member of the Family Travel Association, she served as the original content curator, collecting the best 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, she has more than 20,000 followers across multiple channels. ( Twitter: @lohayes @babyboomology @familytravelcom; Instagram: @lynnorourkehayes; Facebook: LynnHayes ) Her travels have taken her to more than 100 countries and to 48 of our 50 states, Her proudest accomplishment: raising three sons. She resides in Scottsdale, AZ and Whitefish, MT.