Hello and welcome to the Trip Trotter blog!

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…

A Drive Up the Grand Canyon: Page, Arizona

View Larger Map What an odd title, I know. The last place I left off in our Grand Canyon saga, we had just exited from the East side via highway 64. If you missed this exciting tale, you can read about it here. I feel the need to say again how much I love driving in the Southwest, where I pretend there is no speed limit. I rarely drive; we don't own a car in Brooklyn. When I drive, the congestion of New York makes my road rage gets so bad, that I am put in a bad mood and need at least a half hour of recovery time after I'm relieved of my duty. I also pretend to be a horrible driver so my husband does it all whenever we travel. I get to sit in the passengers seat "navigating" and promising not to fall asleep, a feat which…
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