Travel is our favorite thing
We, the founders of Hashtag Travels are a group of independent travel pros. We are techies, entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, designers, and writers. We are also mothers, daughters, wives, and wanderers who have traveled the world extensively - solo and with family in tow.
Google, Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest, Twitter... we've gone down the travel planning rabbit holes and we know the way back out again.
It's easy to get overwhelmed
We want to make it simple for you to confidently make travel plans and bring the information with you in a format that you can access and use, even when you don't have wifi. That's why our travel planning info includes podcast episodes and Kindle/e-book guides for you to download and take with you.
Travel planning starts long before you leave home. Where to stay, where to get a sunset selfie, secret bookshops, and Instagram-worthy donuts...
Planning doesn't have to be a drag. In fact, it can be a delight! Anticipating a future trip is one of life's great joys.
Meet the Authors
Ciaran Blumenfeld has been a fiercely independent traveler since the age of 16 when she hopped on her first ferry to the Greek Islands. She has covered travel stories as a writer and photographer for numerous publications including OC Family, Orange Coast Magazine, the OC Register, and her own blogs. Her favorite trips involve books, ghosts, crafts, history, great food and drink, interesting company, and cats! Ciaran lives in Southern California and is a CA-certified naturalist. After many years in tech and marketing, Ciaran now spends most of her time hopping between the real world and imaginary ones. You can learn more about her fiction writing at ciarablume.com
You never know where you’ll find Desiree Miller on any given day, but the odds are good when she’s not at home near Atlanta, she’s traveling the coast of somewhere beautiful, capturing video to share with her followers. She is an award-winning freelance writer, television news and digital media journalist, and blogger. She loves trying new things while traveling and considers it a successful trip if she’s connected with someone new along the way. She’s working on her first book, 101 Tales from the Terminal, which is scheduled to be published in 2024. You can find out more at https://desireemiller.com/.
Nasreen started out as a business traveler for her corporate sales job. Soon her love of landing in new places and meeting new people led her to travel writing. Her 4 kiddos have been her adventure buddies since birth, along with her firefighter/paramedic husband when he can get off work. Nasreen loves sharing the stories of the places, sites, and people that she encounters. The only thing she loves more than telling stories is asking questions! Her family relocated back to New Hampshire from a stint in Texas in 2022. There she runs her own business providing go-to-market, podcast, and content marketing consulting for websites and B2B businesses. Whenever possible she writes for a variety of publications in the podcast, travel, and business space. Connect with her on LinkedIn to chat about travel, content, and podcasts!
Maureen is a happily married Canadian mom of four living just south of Houston Texas. In the past 18 years, Maureen has become an important parenting and lifestyle influencer through social and broadcast media. She appears frequently on morning and lifestyle shows as well as news programs across North America. In addition she has acted as a corporate spokesperson for a number of high profile brands.
Maureen travels extensively for business, with kids for fun and sailing, loves to getaway with her husband and is a huge fan of the “Girls Trip”. Maureen loves to share her adventures and encourage women to get the most out of life as founder of the Mimost Society. Join Maureen and a bevy of fabulous women on www.mimostsociety.com
Shari Von Holten is based in New York but her passion for travel has helped to create unforgettable memories with family and friends. Her adventurous spirit has led her to explore cities and cultures far and wide, from the enchanting canals of Amsterdam to the vibrant streets of Belgium, the ancient wonders of China, the lively atmosphere of Germany, and the idyllic beaches of Hawaii. Shari finds solace in visiting breathtaking coastlines, immersing herself in a captivating book, and embracing new experiences that come her way. Her unquenchable thirst for travel not only fuels her to continually discover new places but also inspires others to embark on their own life-changing journeys.
A Few More Reasons Why We Built This Site
- Vacation location planning & inspiration
- Vacation activity planning & inspiration
- History, trivia, and other obscure facts that make places come alive
- Markets, artisans, and other travel shopping ops
- Travel Product and Services Info and Research
- Packing Lists and plans
- Travel Food/Fashion/Decor porn
- Street cats and other cute animals of the world
- Travel photography & post ideas and inspiration for you to share in your own feed
- Armchair traveling & general escapism for those times when you desperately want to get away but cannot.