Meet The Story Family
Hi there! We’re the Story family: Bryan (dad), Kelli (mom), London (2), and Gemma (soon to arrive!). We’re so happy you found our little corner of the world. We hope our virtual home is a place of inspiration and joy for you as we aim to provide practical and realistic tools to help you live out your dreams of traveling, even after your family grows. Before we begin, here’s a little bit about us…
First off, we are not a full time travel family. We simply look for as many opportunities to explore the world as possible and find incredible travel deals in the process. In our normal day-to-day lives you can find Bryan working as a chiropractor and Kelli working part-time as a reading and math teacher to early elementary kiddos. We both love our professions, but our favorite roles are as mom and dad.
They say that opposites attract and for us that could not be more true. Our friends introduced us to each other and despite being complete opposites in many ways, together we work perfectly as a team. Bryan prefers the city, savory foods, and comedies while Kelli prefers the beach, sweets, and drama so we keep a good balance in our lives. : ) Our favorite things to do together are spend time with our little one and see the world so traveling as a family is the perfect win-win for us.
Over the past few years we have had many opportunities to travel together as a family and have learned quite a bit along the way. By the time London was 2, she had been on over 30 flights and even more train rides, taking her to five countries and countless cities. We are so excited to welcome our next little travel companion to our family this May! We love sharing our experiences that making traveling as a family fun, affordable, and stress free. As our girls age, we will also share information on how we educate them around the world. We hope you find it helpful to stick around! Keep reading below if you want to know more about who we are individually. 🙂
Hey, I’m Bryan! I was born on the west coast of Florida near one of the most beautiful beaches that you’ve probably never heard of: Anna Maria Island. When I was in college, I had a crazy football accident where I landed on my neck and shoulder and fractured my spine. After a long rehab process, I became really interested in how the body works so I went to school and got a Masters in Rehabilitation and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Some of my hobbies are eating, playing sports, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- I’m the ultimate jokester. I love messing with Kelli and London whenever the opportunity presents itself…which is every day. 🙂
- I have a passion for English football (soccer). Come on, Chelsea!!!
- I’m currently working my way through all of the top BBQ restaurants in the U.S. Only a few more to go!
Hi, I’m Kelli! I was raised in Texas and have degrees in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Dancing was my life growing up but after some crazy random spinal chord injury/autoimmune issue, swimming is my new passion! I am a family girl through and through and love doing anything creative. Some of my favorite things are quiet time in the Bible, Chai lattes, all things Disney, and cuddling with my pups- Charles and Chelsea.
- My entrepreneur efforts began in elementary school when my best friend and I opened up a massage booth in our driveway. We didn’t have many clients, but at least we tried!
- Before becoming a teacher, I worked for the Texas House of Representatives.
- I’ve been skydiving twice!
Hi, I’m London! I am 2 years old and a ball full of energy. I always have a smile on my face and am really good at making people laugh. I’ve been on so many adventures that I won’t remember, but I love looking through all of the pictures my parents took of me any chance I get. I’m an extremely quick learner and I love trying to figure things out. I pick up on everyone’s emotions around me and always brighten the room with my dancing!
- My favorite book is Corduroy. I can quote the entire thing word for word!
- I would never leave the water if my parents would let me. I learned to float/self-rescue when I was 15 months old.
- My favorite foods are olives, tomatoes, and broccoli. Yum!