Shelly Rivoli
Shelly Rivoli

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Shelly Rivoli
Company Name:, + freelance
El Cerrito


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About Me:
Shelly is a Lowell Thomas Award-winning author and the recipient of several NATJA awards including the Gold Prize in Guidebooks, Silver and Bronze in Independent Travel Blogs, and additional awards for Special Focus Travel Articles. The San Francisco-based mom of 3 continues working as an author, blogger/web publisher, and freelance writer with a focus on family travel.


Founder/editor/writer -, established more than a decade ago with a focus on travel with kids under 5 years.

Founder/editor/writer -, founded in 2014 with a focus on travel with school-age children and multigenerational travel experiences.

Quoted in:

The Boston Globe, LA Times, Parents, American Baby, Pregnancy, Real Simple, Fit Pregnancy, Nick Jr. Kids Magazine, TimeOut New York Kids, + more.

Seen and heard:

ABC 7's View from the Bay (recurring guest), Childhood Matters.


Huggies Hawaiian Diaper campaign benefitting the National Diaper Bank Network and Foodbanks Canada.

Additional awards and accolades:

National Parenting Publications Awards Winner (Gold, Silver & Rising Star awards), Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards Finalist for Best Family Travel Sites, Foreword Magazine's IndieFab Book of the Year Awards (Finalist x 5).
california, family travel, international travel, oregon, outdoors, spa, soft adventure
Family Travel 411, Travels with Baby + freelance
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
West of Key West: Daring the Day Trip to Dry Tortugas
Article 1 - Publication Name:
Family Travel 411
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Article 2 - Title:
How South Tahoe's
Article 2 - Publication Name:
Family Travel 411
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Article 3 - Title:
Extreme Family Adventure: Meet the Parents Behind the 'TrisTrans Saga'
Article 3 - Publication Name:
The Adventure Collection
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Article 4 - Title:
The 411 on South Tahoe with Kids - Winter Edition
Article 4 - Publication Name:
Family Travel 411
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