An Adventure into Experiential Travel


THANK YOU for reading my blog!

My name is Kristin Kelly, it’s a pleasure to meet you.

Authentic Family Adventures (AFA) is my business and your passport to unforgettable travel experiences.

In fact, at the bottom of this page, you’ll be able to obtain your first AFA passport stamp!  Don’t jump ahead because you don’t want to miss a sneak peek at what is coming up in my blog series.

Does the travel you are familiar with involve visiting the hotel pool and perhaps a local museum? Well I will suggest you become more than just a tourist – be an experiential traveler.

Experiential travel is a different kind of animal – it invites you to savor the colorful culture of a local people, landscape, and cuisine.

You can use experiential travel to:

  • disconnect from your day-to-day busy life, and reconnect with your family,
  • exchange lackluster screen time for real, hands-on activities,
  • visit destinations you already know but experience them in a new way, and
  • create unforgettable memories with your children while fostering enriching learning experiences.

Does this sound appealing?   I will be sharing insights on many intriguing and exotic destinations in the U.S. and around the world.  Also, you can observe family travel experiences from planning to execution and everything in between as I document many of my own journeys.

Oh, and a little more about me.  I have been a travel consultant for 28 years, creating enticing itineraries for all kinds of families in all kinds of places.  After all these years I am still very passionate about crafting unique vacations for families.

I saved the best for last.  I am the proud mamma of a wonderful 5 year old boy, Connor, who already has the ‘travel bug’ YEAH!!!  As a family we love traveling and exploring together.

And with that, your chance to stamp your AFA passport has arrived!

Here’s how: Comment on this post with your favorite leisure travel experience to date and why it is so memorable.

I look forward to seeing you earn your stamps!  If you have questions you can reach me by sending an email to

Remember there is no better way to learn about and understand the world we live in than to travel it, experience it, and love it.