Blogger Julie Falconer on Inspiring Your OMGchildren to Love Travel!

We recently had the opportunity to talk to Julie Falconer, a London-based travel writer and consultant. Originally from San Francisco, she has traveled to 90 countries (and counting!). She writes the award-winning travel blog, A Lady in London, which was recently chosen as a featured blog on travel site EasyVoyage.  In her blog, Julie covers not only travel, but also lifestyle, food, and culture.

Julie is also an almost-OMGmother, as her brother and his wife are expecting their first child in March. So OMGexciting!

Here’s what the ultimate OMGglobetrotter had to say:

The OMGfirst time I was bitten by the travel bug…
When I was 18 years old, I went to France for three months to study French. It was my first time living away from home, and I was amazed at how easy it was to travel around Europe. I ended up planning trips every weekend with friends from school, and I haven’t lost my love of travel since.

How I decided to start my own business…
I was born and raised in Silicon Valley, so I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset. After I graduated from university, I found myself looking for a creative outlet outside of work. To that end, I started a website about travel called VisitingEU. It was my first foray into running my own business.

When I later moved to London, I stared my blog, A Lady in London, which subsequently attracted a following. After a couple of years, I decided to turn it into a business as well.

The souvenir I can’t wait to buy for my future OMGchild….
Without spoiling the surprise, there is something I have seen all over London for the past five years that would be the perfect gift for my future niece or nephew. It is both adorable and very fitting with my family’s love of a certain animal!

What advice would you give to uncles, aunts, and godparents who want to inspire a love for travel in their OMGchildren?
Travel is very visual, so I recommend sharing photos, videos, and any other visually appealing inspiration with children. Stories are also great ways to pique curiosity and bring destinations alive.

Thank you for all of the great information and tips, Julie!

Looking for some more travel tips for traveling with your OMGchildren?
Check out this cool site for booking travel with kids.
Or this site that finds nannies right on your airplane!

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