McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

5 Minutes With Kim Orlando

For McCool Travel’s 124th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Kim Orlando. You know I love Twitter chats, right? Well, Kim Orlando is responsible for one of the best Twitter chats, #TMOM. I know it does not seem like a Twitter chat in which I should participate; but it is! The #TMOM members are very passionate and active, not just on Twitter chats. I usually include #TDAD hashtag on my tweets. Oh by the way, TravelingDad is another of Kim Orlando brands.

Kim Orlando’s bio:

Kim Orlando is the founder of TravelingMom.com, TravelingDad.com, and SheBuysCars.com and a sought-after social media and marketing consultant and authority on family travel. The TravelingMom manages the world’s largest family travel influencer network and was named to Parents 50 Best Family Travel Websites in 2016, USA Today’s Top 10, and Shermans’ Travel Top 4 Family Travel Sites.  As an authority on family travel, she is a regular spokeswoman on satellite media tours and has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and quoted in media from Good Housekeeping to the Wall Street Journal.

McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

Kim Orlando, TravelingMom

Kim Orlando

Hometown…

born in Chicago, IL but grew up in Campbellsville, KY

Always in my luggage…

biking shorts

3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. Hermosa Beach, CA
  2. Quebec City
  3. Bardstown, KY

A favorite travel memory is…

A treacherous bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and almost into the 101 Freeway with my husband and 3 kids under 12, that ended with a ferry ride back to San Francisco with us laughing hysterically the whole way.

McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

Kim Orlando and Family

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Ricardo luggage
  2. JetBlue
  3. Vacatia

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. pack food
  2. stay in places with a kitchen
  3. choose airfare first then destination

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. biking
  2. hiking
  3. taking one or more of my family with me

8 word (or less) travel mantra …

Go Anyway

favorite non-travel website 

Amazon

most memorable souvenir …

Kukui beads from Hawaii. I have them hanging all over the place and they make me smile every time.

McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

Kim Orlando, TravelingMom

favorite cheap eat …

Tender Greens in CA

recent discovery …

Temecula Valley, CA

I am fortunate to have met …

amazing women who now are in the TravelingMom Network

I would like to meet …

Michelle Obama and Ellen. At the same time.

McCool Travel interview with Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom, TravelingDad, and SheBuysCars

Kim Orlando, TravelingMom


Thank you so much, Kim, for taking a few minutes to share travel inspiration and tips.

Follow Kim Orlando on Twitter. TravelingMom on Twitter, InstagramFacebookPinterest, and TravelingMom.com. TravelingDad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TravelingDad.com. SheBuysCars on Twitter, InstagramFacebook, and SheBuysCars.com.


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9 Responses to “5 Minutes With Kim Orlando”

  1. Sue Reddel February 18, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Thanks for introducing me to Kim, I’ll definitely check out #TMOM you know I love a good Twitter chat!

    • McCool Travel March 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      Oh, so many chats, so little time. Kim is a fire ball. You would like her.

  2. Carole Terwilliger Meyers February 17, 2017 at 7:02 pm #

    It was nice to meet Kim Orlando here. Traveling with Kids was once my own specialty.

  3. Doreen Pendgracs February 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Nice to ‘meet’ Kim Orlando via this interview, Charles. Some great tips and insights from a fellow traveler are always welcome.

    • McCool Travel February 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      Thank you, Doreen. Kim is a powerhouse with some great brands under her guidance.

  4. Tamason Gamble February 5, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    I too, have been known to search for flights, without a destination in mind before now. Some of our best trips have been off of the back of booking a cheap flight to somewhere new.

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