Serena started Wonder Travel Studio because travel truly changed her life, and she wanted to build a business centered on helping people see more of the world in a way that lights them up.
Serena was 17 years old the first time she left the United States, and the travel bug bit her hard. It was a transformative experience, and it inspired her to study in Italy during college, move to Scotland upon graduation, and (in between working, of course), travel the world. She believes that travel is the best education out there, and that we become better people when we get to experience more of it.
Since that first trip so many years ago, Serena’s travels have taken her around the globe. She’s walked 500 miles through Spain, crossed the Atlantic Ocean by ship, worked as a barmaid in Edinburgh, changed diapers in Phnom Penh, and she’s always on the lookout for her next big adventure.
Serena’s life has changed a lot in recent years, the biggest change being that she’s now a mom to two young kids. They are also wild and crazy, she knows how challenging traveling with children can be. She knows that sometimes the thought of a family vacation can feel the complete opposite of an actual vacation.
But, she also knows that with the right planning, it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be amazing and life changing and, even… easy!
Serena believes that getting out of your day-to-day routine, exploring new cultures, and making lifelong memories is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family.
Before Serena decided to turn her passion for travel into a career and start Wonder Travel Studio, she spent over a decade doing marketing and editorial work for corporations and start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. She sometimes dabbles in travel writing, and her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Best Women’s Travel Writing and The Huffington Post.
A citizen of the world at heart, Serena currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two crazy boys.
Adventure, Arts & Culture, Family Travel, Food & Wine, Honeymoons, Spa & Wellness, and Sun and Sand
Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America