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Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo)

Founder at Travel Babbo

California, United States

Professional Bio

Eric Stoen is a travel writer and photographer based in California. He’s lived in Italy, Norway, Germany and the US and traveled to 80+ countries on 7 continents. Eric is passionate about the benefits of family travel and lets each of his three kids (7, 9 and 11) choose any destination in the world every year for a one-on-one trip with him. His family also travels internationally during school breaks. His kids have been to over 45 countries.

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In 2017 Eric was named the #4 Travel Influencer in the world by Forbes magazine. He’s won Conde Nast Traveler’s Photo of the Year award and a NATJA award for family travel writing. He is an ambassador for AFAR, Travelocity and Universal Orlando, and has a following of 180,000 on social media. He has worked on brand campaigns for Mastercard, Lonely Planet Kids, Wyndham Rewards, Kammok, Visit Montana, Westin, and others.

Where I Write

Eric's website is www.travelbabbo.comHis writing and photography have been featured by cntraveler.com, Yahoo Travel, Lonely Planet, Travelocity, wendyperrin.com and Outdoor Families Magazine.

Recent Activity

  1. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > How Travel Can Change a Family
    The article doesn't touch on the element of travel that has brought the most to our family - food! In traveling to 30 countries with our kids, we've always emphasized food. We search out local farmer'…
  2. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Family Travel
    Couldn't agree more with this article. As a family of five, we find it difficult to find hotels where we can get by with one room. We also love to cook, so a kitchen is preferable to dining out every …
  3. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Making Family Travel Affordable
    An additional thing to keep in mind is that travel is designed for families of four. We are a family of five. Price-wise, that means that we usually require two hotel rooms. Hotels can do a couple of …
  4. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Philanthropic and Volunteer Travel Opportunities for Families
    Really well-written essay. Our youngest is five so we haven't looked into altruistic travel yet, but I wanted to start moving in that direction in the next few years. I had had similar thoughts about …
  5. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Technology's Impact on Family Travel
    We're struggling with this right now. On one hand we love iPads/iPods because they're amazing at entertaining the kids during 12-hour flights, airport layovers and three-hour European meals. And per t…
  6. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > The Changing Faces of Family Travel
    Over three days at ITB in Berlin in March, I visited as many of the 10,000+ travel exhibitors as I physically could. It was eye-opening from a marketing perspective. I was specifically looking for fam…
  7. Eric Stoen (Travel Babbo) added a comment on FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Make Family Travel an Accepted Form of Education
    As Keith states, public schools in the US do not want you to take your kids out of school for any reason - even an amazingly educational trip. They're penalized financially for absences - the figures …