About Me

Hi! My name is Katie and I am the voice behind MakinDaysCount. We are an ordinary family of four who love to travel together. We love finding adventures as a family at home and far away. On this website you will find family travel ideas, tips for traveling with babies and toddlers, our favorite destinations and itineraries and everyday things to do with young kids. Come follow our journey as we travel around the world.

My name is Katie and I love to travel. Since you probably already figured that out, I will tell you a little bit more about me.

I am a born and raised Wisconsinite who loves the Packers (Go Pack Go!). I grew up going on lots of family vacations and this is where my love of travel grew.

It was in college when I had my first chance to travel abroad solo and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t wait to see as much of the world as I possibly could.

After my husband and I got married, we spent several years traveling as much as we could. When we decided to start a family, we knew we wanted to continue traveling with our kids.

I decided to start this blog to document all our travels and show that its still possible and fun to travel with kids.

Fun Facts About Me

  • I have a major in Biomedical Sciences
  • I minored in Spanish but am still working on becoming more fluent
  • I grew up in Wisconsin and now call Colorado home
  • Before becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a nurse on an orthopedic floor for 10 years
  • I have two wonderful kids
  • I am a huge Harry Potter fan.
  • I love tennis. I have played since I was about 10 years old and I played all through college. I have been to three of the four majors (only have Wimbeldon left to attend)!
  • I love all things Disney