Keryn Means

Keryn Means

 

Too often we are told what we CAN’T do in life. I like to remind others and myself what we CAN do.

 

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

About Me: Keryn is a freelance writer and digital influencer. Her work has been featured in Travel Age West, Travelocity.com, and other print and digital publications looking for authentic, well-written content. Keryn launched Walking On Media as the parent company of WalkingOnTravels.com, WalkingOnMom.com, #WalkingOnWeekends Twitter chats, and influencer marketing projects that create an authentic message resonating with millennial and Gen X travelers. Keryn has laughed at the naysayers by bringing her boys to far off lands like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, back and forth across the USA, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Keryn loves to encourage families to take that first step out the door, the hardest step of all

Favorite Spring ’17 Aventura pieces you are looking forward to trying: The new dresses are fabulous! I can’t wait to pair them with the Redford jacket

Favorite Blog: Smitten Kitchen

Favorite Instagrammer or Pinner: World Is a Book

Singing in the car or singing in the shower: BOTH!

Person that inspires you: My dad.

Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

What are you listening to right now? Joseph.

Favorite movie of all time: This is a very cruel question. All depends on my mood. I’d have to say any of the Harry Potter films OR any Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movie.

Best piece of advice you ever received? “If it’s horrible, you can always come home” My dad gave me this advice when I went out of the country (and on my second plane ride ever!) to Mexico with my aunt to visit friends. I was so nervous. He gave me the back up plan I mentally needed, but thankfully have never had to use.

What’s the most amazing experience you’ve had in your life (besides having babies and getting married)? I’ve seen a lot in my life as a travel writer. Kyoto is one of my favorite cities in the world and I will always tell parents looking to go abroad to head to Italy or Scotland first. When it comes to the craziest, most amazing memory though it would have to be China. My oldest had just started walking literally a few days before our trip. We took a day trip out to the Great Wall of China. He practiced walking on the Great Wall. It was in that moment that I knew traveling with him would be a life changing experience over and over again.

Funny tidbit not everyone knows about you…but will now! I love horrible end-of-the-world movies; the cheesier the better. It gives my brain the silly break it often needs. So queue up The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, San Andreas, Deep Impact, etc. and I’m a happy gal.

What does #aventuralife mean to you? How do you live it? Too often we are told what we CAN’T do in life. I like to remind others and myself what we CAN do. Anything is possible if you have the will… and just a little bit of crazy in you. Everyone told me I wouldn’t travel after I had kids. I travel more now than ever after having two boys. I thought I would lose myself when I decided to stay home with my sons instead of sticking to the corporate grid. I found myself and now run my own business that I love, that finally uses both of my degrees, and gives me the flexibility I need. We see the world one trip at a time, making memories as we cross the globe with a spirit of aventura.

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