Hi! I’m Carrie McLaren, a writer who lives for
discovering fun facts and inspiring stories.
Featured in publications as an expert in travel, I’m based in my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Let’s work together to tell your story.
Over the years, I’ve worked with Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, destination marketing organizations, large resorts, Carnival Cruise Lines and VISIT FLORIDA in showcasing the best spots for traveling families. I’m also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Family Travel Association.
While I developed my love of travel as a kid, I began my travel career in 2003 as a public relations professional at Visit Jacksonville, promoting my hometown to media and visitors. Creating compelling content and assisting in the launch of a new website allowed me to write stories for both leisure and business travelers Working the media center at Super Bowl XXXIX and traveling the country sharing stories about the First Coast were just a few highlights, it was tough to call those seven years a ‘job’ – I loved it!
When I became a mom, I knew I wanted to continue my love of travel with my children. I created Carrie with Children, as my online outlet to share parenting stories and to tell the story of our daughter Molly, born with Down syndrome.
From there, I became the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider where, together with my family, we traveled the state exploring family friendly places around the state. We discovered glamping, beachfront resorts, great diners with fantastic, fresh seafood and more. From feature videos to written articles and social media work – we discovered some fantastic spots around the Sunshine State.
When my contract ended after four years, I turned to the creation of Carrie On Travel, where I continue to inspire families in making their own travel memories.
In addition to my own personal travel experiences, I’ve worked directly with destination marketing organizations in creating blog content targeting meeting planners, web copy for leisure travelers and perfected my skills in ghostwriting for destinations.
Let’s chat and see how we can work together to showcase your destination with inspiring content.
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