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Dave and Laura Hanaford

My name is Laura Hanaford and I am the owner, founder and travel planner for The Trip Trotter. My husband, David, and our two children (cats), Professor Plum and Colonel Mustard live at the Clue Mansion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

I've been traveling internationally since I was 12 years old. Seeing the world is my passion! I started the Trip Trotter after realizing that many people find that traveling the world on your own is very overwhelming and intimidating! After many years of practice, I have gotten traveling down to a science and wanted to share this ability with everybody else.

Choosing the right travel partner is key to enjoying the perfect vacation! If you go to Paris with someone who wants to spend all their time at the Louvre, and you want to go shopping, neither party will enjoy themselves. You spend too much money, energy and vacation time to risk that. This is my argument against tour groups; everyone tours at a different pace. I wanted to help others feel comfortable enough to explore the world at their own pace and do exactly what they wanted to do. At The Trip Trotter, we help you plan the perfect vacation that includes activities that you want to do and aids you in helping to get from point A to point B. We like to think of it as self-guided tours. If you want to take a break, take a break! If you want to explore that shop, go for it!

In this blog, we will discuss topics regarding fun places to travel, travel stories, new tips and packing ideas, haggling advice and other hot travel issues. We will also have guest bloggers and fellow Trip Trotters sharing their experiences and expertise.

We encourage you to comment and share you input on everything that we discuss. If you would like to send your comments privately, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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