Contributors

The L. A. Family Travel Team

Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters

Writer

From her home in Seattle, Michelle writes for a variety of internationally based travel companies. When not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, reading, or (in actuality) working her other job as “mom taxi.” Check out her other work at Eagle Eyes Editing or at Contently.

Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

Writer / Social Media Coordinator

Samantha Davis is a mom to two rambunctious boys, currently 8 and 10, a pittie named Ursula, a cat named Avo-Cat-o, and a bearded dragon named Cotton-Eyed Josie. She has an accounting degree but has been passionate about writing since her teenage years. Samantha started freelance writing in 2013, as a way to make money while on maternity leave with her first son. She continued to do it part-time until she quit her job to be at home with her son full-time.
In her 10+ years of writing experience, Samantha has explored many passions through her writing including traveling, the outdoors, animals, cooking, health, and psychology. She loves cooking, painting, and spending as much time as possible with her boys at the beach. When she isn’t writing and juggling her crazy life, Samantha also loves traveling with her sons, partner, and sometimes the dog, too!

Emily Householder Stacey

Emily Householder Stacey

Writer

Emily Householder Stacey is a writer, travel agent and mom based in sunny Cleveland, Ohio. Emily runs Aida’s Adventures travel agency while her son takes his afternoon nap. She has traveled throughout Australia, Asia and North America and the rest of the world is on her bucket list. Emily and her family love a good theme park. They have annual passes to 6 of them!
Matthew LaMourie II

Matthew LaMourie II

Writer

Matthew LaMourie II is a freelance writer and photographer based in San Francisco, CA. After receiving his BA in International Relations from Emory University, he worked at an immigration law firm for a few of years, helping foreign nationals obtain their green cards. Sensing that something was missing, Matthew decided to leave his legal job and dedicate himself to writing full-time. He is now a regular contributor to a number of online publications, where he covers such diverse topics as travel, lifestyle, cooking, and classic short stories. When not writing, Matthew likes to explore new and interesting places together with his growing family. 

Steffy McCourt

Steffy McCourt

Associate Editor

Steffy McCourt is a mom to three active and awesome boys, two budgies, one cockatiel, and a mischievous corgi. She is currently an ELA Teacher On Special Assignment in Plymouth, Michigan, and she is a freelance writer for parenting magazines, education websites, and meditation apps. Steffy is going on her 19th year of teaching English. She makes it her mission for kids to ask, “Was that really the bell?” at the end of every class period. She has an MS in Educational Leadership from Butler University and a BA in English from Indiana University.
Laura Kent

Laura Kent

Writer

Laura Kent is an e-commerce editor for the outdoor industry as well as a freelance writer originally from Los Gatos, California, who now resides in Park City, Utah. Aside from editing content on all things outdoor, she contributes to several print and online publications, covering topics ranging from mountain living to real estate, local events, travel, sports, and mom life. She has 3 incredible teens, 3 doodle dogs, and one amazing man who will travel to the ends of the earth with her, but never to a country concert. She likes to hike, bike, and run (on the beach, but sometimes away from problems). She is also an avid reader, daydreamer, family traveler, and beach lounger who is very good at multitasking, single-tasking, and “I’ll just do it myself” tasking. 

Christy Nicholson

Christy Nicholson

Writer

Christy Nicholson is a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist from Nashville, Tennessee. When not traveling with family, she enjoys cozy days at home reading, gardening, making music, and wrangling two awesome kids. Christy writes at Any-Worth.com about travel and sustainable living.  

Kimberly Falcheck

Kimberly Falcheck

Writer

Kimberly Falchek is a freelance writer and child development specialist based out of Salem, Massachusetts. She has contributed to several parenting and travel publications. When not working, Kimberly enjoys hiking, photography, and traveling with family.

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