December 8, 2016


Gifford-Walmart-0902I’m Erin Gifford, a Washington, DC-based family travel expert who founded Kidventurous in April 2011 to help moms and dads plan family travel adventures that are both educational and fun. A mother of four children (ages 7, 9, 11 & 13), I’m an early-riser (4:30 am on weekdays), a runner (two marathons completed) and a UVA grad (go Hoos!).

I recently served on Merck’s Active Family Project Play Council, which seeks to empower moms to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles with their families. Previously, I was recognized as one of five Smart Family Travel experts for Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. In this capacity, I dispensed tips and advice to families interested in memorable vacation experiences.

Kidventurous has received multiple accolades. In 2011, Kidventurous was selected by the editors of Parents magazine as the Best Family Travel Blog. In 2016, Kidventurous was again recognized by Parents magazine in their Best of the Web Awards.

Kidventurous was also chosen as the Best Family Travel Blog by Luxury Travel Mavens and was named a Finalist, Top Family Travel Sites in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards in late-2012. In early-2015, Kidventurous was recognized as the Travel Blog of the Day by TravelPulse. The editors of TravelAge West also featured Kidventurous as one of 6 Family Travel Blogs to Follow Now.

My travel writing can be found on, Travel,, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel,, Travel, A Luxury Travel BlogTrekaroo, The Vacation Gals, MiniTime, TravelAge West and more. I also share family travel advice in radio and television interviews.

In addition, I serve as a public relations and social media strategist, working with brands to further their reach online and on leading social media channels. I’ve worked with travel brands and organizations, such as Experience Kissimmee, Preferred Hotel Group, HomeAway and the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, among others.

I would love to hear from you about how I can help with your next marketing campaign. Please send an email and let’s talk about how we can work together. Or, feel free to take a look at the media kit for Kidventurous and let’s get started.