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Family Travel Planning Made Easier

The Travel Tribe

It takes a village to raise a child and the same holds true for The Family Backpack website endeavor. The Family Backpack has met and worked with a tribe of writers, designers and marketers who are all incredible, well-traveled, brave moms & dads! Whether they’ve traveled across oceans, ponds, or puddles, The Family Backpack Tribe includes men & women who love exploring with their kids. A few of them have been instrumental in making The Family Backpack what it is today and they are here for the long, exciting journey ahead.

Andrea Khan
Chief Travel Officer and Founder

Andrea is a mom to 3 kids 10 & under who has traveled to over 30 countries. Andrea has a background in consumer marketing and has worked for consumer brands such as DISH Network and Kohls. She is passionate about inspiring American families to travel more.

Sarah Wilson
Director of Travel Communications

Sarah, her husband, and their 3 girls have traveled extensively and have plans to do much more exploration with their little brood. Sarah has an extensive background in writing, editing and public relations working with companies such as Yahoo!, Home & Garden Television and Nortel Networks. She writes about family travel at

Andrea Zehnder
Creative Director

Andrea has extensive digital agency experience as both a creative and as head of her own company working on major brands such as Philips Avent, Harley Davidson, and Mercury Marine. She is also in the process of starting her own travel website, about a beautiful peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin. Andrea is a mom to a world-traveling boy who’s adept at keeping track of where he’s been and where he’s going next.

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