We are the Gray Family living in Tampa, FL USA.  We are a family of four, Scott, Ashley and our two daughters Lilly (14) and MacKenzie (11) who like to get out and see the world when the opportunity arises.  The purpose of this blog is to share our experiences in order to help other families plan their own trips and create life long memories.

A little  background about us.  I was born in Australia, but grew up mostly in Atlanta, GA.  My father was a diplomat for the Australian Government who had multiple postings around the world.  Growing up, I had the opportunity to live and vist in many of the places my father worked – Singapore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Den Hague, Tokyo, Manila, etc.  This gave me the opportunity to see much of the world at a young age.  My wife, Ashley, was born in Ocala, FL.  Ashely’s family also made it a priority to travel together and to see many parts of the US, Central America, and Europe.

Both of us were lucky enough to have some great travel experiences growing up.  We both agreed that getting  out there and seeing other parts of the world is a great way to learn about life as well it creates life long experiences and memories.  We wanted to do the same for our kids as well, so we make a point to plan one to two family trips a year.  Traveling is not only a fantastic way to bond as a family, but it is also a great way to educate our kids which will hopefully help them later in life.