Who We Are
Ever since I got my first set of wheels (tricycle wheels that is), I’ve always wanted to be on the move. If you are like me, you yearn to escape to destinations both near and far. You aren’t afraid to ask a proprietor for a behind-the-scenes tour nor afraid to sample pickled watermelon rind if that’s the town’s local specialty. Bay Area Family Travel is born out of my love for my family, travel, and writing. I am a professional journalist with over 20-plus years of experience in writing for pubs such as the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Books, and many more. I am proud of this online magazine that has helped thousands of families glean ideas to build memories.
Now I want to introduce the publisher, Frank Leong, who made my idea a reality more than a decade ago. He is the tech guru behind the scenes. He also assists in interviews, idea generation, and goes on story hunting ideas with me. Yes, as you have guessed by now, he is my husband, and he is every bit my co-hort in this publication.
What’s inside BAFT? We will focus on a specific Bay Area locale for our monthly cover story. And in the How-to with Kids department, writers provide the essentials on how to ski with kids, camp with kids, visit museums with kids…you get the idea. And of course, moms and dads need a break sometimes, so in Parent Getaways, we give you great ideas on places to go for special birthdays, anniversaries, and R&R. The Consumer Lookout section provides up-to-date travel warnings, product reviews, and topics concerning those surprise situations we all encounter when on the road.
BAFT is not a travel agency, so you won’t be booking vacations off this site, but every place mentioned is road-tested by the author or contributor.
Bay Area Family Travel promises to be fun, but substantial; slightly irreverent, but honest. Whether its a Saturday outing to Tiburon or a week rafting in Fiji, BAFT is your resource guide to unforgettable journeys. Happy trails to you travel-smitten families!
Kathy Chin Leong
BAFT Executive Editor