Our Story

Our Story

Welcome to Traveling with Monkeys, your one stop shop for tips, tricks,and  destinations for fun family adventures in the United States. As parents ourselves, we know that traveling with kids is not always the easiest feat, but we believe it is one of the best tools to strengthen family bonds.  After all, toys break, gadgets become dated, friends come and go, but family memories last forever. So cruise around, get inspired, and plan your next vacation.

We are passionate about service, and we encourage our readers to look for opportunities to help others while traveling.  Click here to read more about our service projects and campaigns.  Our website is supported by you, and we provide affiliate links to products we really believe in. If you use them, we may earn a small commission, at no cost to you. We donate 20& of all our profits to charity. Please check out our full disclaimer here.

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Mykee Saunders

Mykee Saunders

Owner/Founder

 As a writer and mom of four who loves to travel, Mykee designed this website to share tips, tricks, and destinations for meaningful family adventures.  She is passionate about service and recently spearheaded the #familyservicechallenge movement.

Tanya Collings

Tanya Collings

Managing Editor/Product Developer

Tanya has worked as an editor and writer for the past 12 years.  Six of those years were spent living in a canvas tent in the deserts of Southern Utah.  In her free time she enjoys exploring the United States with her dog and rambunctious two-year-old son.

Jared Saunders

Jared Saunders

Web Developer

Jared  hasn’t submitted his bio to us yet.  This means we can lavish praise upon him without restraint.  Jared is a talented web developer, brewmaster, dog dad, and the World’s Best Uncle.  To see more of his work visit fridaybynoon.com.

Melanie Christenson

Melanie Christenson

Social Media Manager/Staff Writer

Melanie is a frequent Facebooker and passionate Pinner. She loves to share ideas on social media and study what makes them spread.  She also enjoys writing, and she’s written content for various newspapers and magazines.  When she’s not writing or Pinteresting, she enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, road tripping, playing board games, and eating food at new restaurants with her husband and baby girl.

Bonnie Anderson

Bonnie Anderson

Core Contributor/Domestic Budget Goddess

Bonnie loves finding a great deal that can get her closer to the next exciting adventure with her husband and 5 kids. Her degree in Family and Consumer Sciences has helped her to claim the title of the “domestic budget goddess” by neighbors and friends throughout Central Illinois and Northern Utah.