Meet the Team
We are a team of passionate creatives who value the journey more than the destination. We believe that trip planning should begin with WHAT TO DO rather than WHERE TO GO. We want to focus on the journey that precedes the destination, the experience we have during our travels, rather than focusing on where we are going. Every Avenue Travel is a travel resource focused on those experiences, activities and memories. We strive to inspire mindful travel and invite you to join us in creating this space by contributing your own stories.
Elena OllickOwner & Managing Editor
Raised in Russia, residing in Florida, Elena spends her time traveling with her daughter, capturing beautiful moments with her camera, playing beach volleyball and learning as much as she can. Favorite activity: adventure Favorite destination: Montenegro Connect with her on her blogs, Every Avenue Life and Our Little Voyages
KristinEditor in Chief
Kristin is a Montessori Mama who spends her days working as a lawyer with at-risk youth and her nights chasing her 4 boys on their latest adventure. She spends a significant amount of time in the kitchen creating healthy, organic, and delicious meals for her family, reading books with her boys, and at the soccer fields. Aspiring to make a difference in lives of others one child at a time, Kristin is passionate about social justice, early literacy, and early childhood education. While she loves scarves and boots, Kristin lives at the world's most famous beach with her husband, kids, extended family, and enough pets to make up a zoo.
Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and Kitty Paw. She’s a work-from-home mom with a natural light photography business and a passion for sharing everything she knows. Since leaving the corporate world, she now spends her time trying to get through elementary school with her daughter, chasing her firefighter loving little boy, writing and finding ways to enjoy life. Visit her website
JoeMarketing Manager & Editor
Joe grew up in Minnesota, so he enjoys any kind of outdoor adventures, but also knows his way around a video game console. He grew up playing many sports as well as fishing with his family. He usually can be found traveling around the world somewhere, writing, taking photos, shooting videos, working out and exploring. He’s been traveling around the world since he was 3 months old and hasn’t stopped since. He also loves to cook and very much loves to eat. He enjoys being quizzed on movie trivia and cannot help but quotes TV/movies in his daily life.
LaurenGiveaway Manager, editor in chief for Daily Mom Military & Writer
Lauren is a full-time mom of three girls and a military spouse. She loves to write, run, yoga-it-out, and keep fit. She runs her own business for busy entrepreneurs to help them manage their business and create their brand at Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios. She also is one half of the YouTube channel, The Dependas, where the craziness of military life is discussed in a funny way.
Jen is a culture-loving twin mom, obsessed with finding flight deals that dictate where her family will explore next! She started traveling internationally with her twins before they turned two and wants to give other families the confidence to travel far with their children. She is the owner and Chief Exploration Officer at Explore More Family Travel. When she's not planning a fabulous vacation, you can find her doing all the mom things like car pick up lines, cheering on the sidelines, and visiting local playgrounds.
AshleySocial Media Manager & Writer
Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, 6 year old little girl, and 2.5 year old son. She has dreamed of being a SAHM since she was a little girl and now enjoys living out this dream by making everyday adventures with her two tiny sidekicks. She loves yoga, fitness, dark chocolate, and wine. She’s an organizer of playdates, school happenings, and girl’s night outs. She’s an encourager of making messes, finding passions, and dreaming the impossible.
LaToya is the wife to a law enforcement officer, mom to 2 young adult sons, and a boxer fur baby. Being a wife, mom, and working full-time outside of the home she wishes she could spend her days with her "scissor sisters", a group of ladies who share her love for scrapbooking, crafting, planning, and DIY projects. Since her need for babysitters are no longer a requirement, LaToya is on a mission to travel more and start checking off those boxes on her bucket list.
Rachel is a born-and-raised Floridian wife and working Mama to a little girl and a baby boy. Working full time as a director of worship at a Church allows her to express her creativity while raising her children in Faith. In her free time, she enjoys wine & cooking with her band-director husband, making music with her family, and being on outdoor adventures with her entire clan- including the two dogs and the cat.
Sasha, mother of one, never has a dull moment with her wild child and prefers it that way! Previously a law enforcement officer, she is now the spokesperson for a fire department. Sasha lives in Daytona Beach, Florida and enjoys running, shopping, and pool parties.
AndiRecruiter & Editor
She's a country girl at heart with her hubby and ten kids in central Virginia. She raises a small homestead of chickens & ducks with her family. If she's not hatching eggs, waiting for those adorable chicks to emerge, she's sweating her sass off teaching Zumba Fitness classes. You can catch up with her and all her wild, yet introverted shenanigans over at Get The Skinny On Everything.
A former-healthcare project manager, Amber is a Florida transplant living in Nashville with her baby girl, husband and rescue dog, Miles. Always on the hunt for new places to visit, Amber is a travel enthusiast at heart and has visited over ten countries! Despite her husband’s best attempts, she loves spending time in the kitchen trying new healthy and organic recipes. You can find Amber and her family on the weekends visiting the Nashville farmer’s market, scouting out new local activities/festivals and spending time outdoors.
Lauren Benson is a traveling mom, wife and wedding photographer. When she's not at a wedding or writing a blog for Daily Mom, Lauren loves to experience everything this world has to offer with her daughter and husband.