“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Here at Terra Trekkers we believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is an appreciation for this magnificent world that we all call home. And we do that through traveling: learning about other cultures, exploring new destinations, seeking out that lonely promontory rising from a vast, untrammeled wilderness.
We believe in turning off the television, grabbing the passports, and setting forth on new adventures, whether its a short road trip to a local farm or a multicity journey in a far-away land.
Travel with wee ones requires more preparation; no longer we can hop on a plane with a moment’s notice and brave that 12-hour flight to Italy. Instead we have to worry about cranky toddlers, car seats, cribs, and picky eaters.
While this new life as a parent is certainly different, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re consigned to the theme parks and arcade booths of the boring family road trip. We should note, by the way, that we love theme parks and arcade booths, so long as they’re interspersed with more adventurous fare.
We’re glad you’re here. As we grow our website, we hope to add content that will help you plan your next family expedition with destination guides, travel tips, and gear recommendations.
Our aim is to help you realize the goal of fulfilling and adventurous travel – for all members of the family.
Sonja and Chris
Editors, Terra Trekkers
Sonja and Chris have spent ten years exploring the globe together, beginning with a two-month trip to Europe in 2003. Some of their favorite travel destinations include the Okavango Delta of Botswana, the coral atolls of Belize, and the Waitomo Caves of New Zealand.
Sonja is a former environmental scientist who enjoys scuba diving and hiking. Chris is in the financial management business and spends his free time planning the build-out of their new FourWheel Truck Camper.
The family welcomed their son Ben in 2011 and introduced him to travel with an adventure in Peru when he was 20 months old. Their daughter Emma joined the family in early 2014 and is well on her way to racking up some frequent flier miles following trips to Baja, Alaska, and Canada.
The family lives in Seattle and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest on the weekends.