About Us

Meet the most powerful partnership in the fastest growing segment of the travel and tourism industry:  Kyle McCarthy of Family Travel Forum and Eileen Ogintz of Taking the Kids.

Market your destination, attraction or service with us and you’re guaranteed to benefit from our more than 100,000 unique site visitors per month, 400,000 Twitter impressions, social followers and e-newsletters reaching more than 70,000 frequent traveling families.

How We Can Help You Reach Family Travel Planners

Moms know how to multi-task:  Across digital, online, print, mobile, video and social media platforms we offer online display advertising, advertorials, custom blogs, placement in iPhone apps and tablet e-zines, travel videos and webisodes, sponsored Twitter parties and more so that you can meet your goals to reach more moms through the sites and social media they use daily.

As you know, moms are the decision makers in the family when it comes to vacation and we can offer you a targeted campaign guaranteed to succeed. Here’s how we combine resources as Family Travel Consulting:
 

TAKING THE KIDS

Most widely syndicated family travel column in the country. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, the column appears on major websites like MSNBC, the Today Show, Huffington Post, Smarter Travel and in major newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Denver Post and Newsday. The column has millions of readers.

  • Eileen’s guest blogs are sought from major convention and visitor bureaus to airlines, hotels, and travel websites
  • Eileen is often sought by national media outlets such as ABCNews.com, FoxNews.com and New Jersey 101.5 to comment on family travel and speaks around the country on the subject
  • Eileen is the author of nine family travel books, including her latest "The Kid's Guide to Orlando."
  • Eileen features a weekly column, trip diary and newsletter through her site

FAMILY TRAVEL FORUM

Vacation planning resources for frequent travelers who Have Kids, Still Travel! The company's award-winning websites (The Wall Street Journal's "Best for Grandparents," a Forbes "Favorite," and a Conde Nast Traveler "Top 50" among others), travel guides and licensed content have reached millions of travelers since 1996.

  • Publishes lead community sites at MyFamilyTravels.com & The Family Vacationist Blog
  • Publishes The Family Vacationist e-newsletter twice a month
  • Experts on the Teen Travel Market via Family Travel Forum's Teen Travel Writing Scholarship with SATW
  • FTFc has worked with Fairmont, Chrysler and other brands to improve market share

Family vacation planners trust us because we view the industry through their eyes and strive to make every family vacation a better one.  And our audience knows it.

Together we offer a powerful, unparalleled network of travel resources that connect travel destinations and services to key family vacation planners. Reach them where they live: through email, online advertising, popular blogs, chatting on Twitter, catching up with Facebook & more.

Interested? Check out our recent Trends Reports on the Family Travel Market then share your needs and goals with us, and we’ll gladly do an RFP. Contact Kyle McCarthy for details & rates.