Nancy DePalma was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and found the joy and adventure in simple day trips from her childhood home in New Jersey. During college, she scraped together her pennies to travel abroad during winter and summer breaks. While the post-college years brought "real" jobs in publishing and public relations, she eventually found a way to marry her passion for travel with her love of the written word and has been a freelance writer ever since.
She has been telling people where to go, what to do, and where to eat or stay for over a decade while writing extensively about travel and fine dining. She has authored or contributed to ten books, including Forbes(Mobil) Travel Guides, Michelin Red Guides to New York City, San Francisco & Chicago, America's Best Hotel & Resort Spas, and Where to Eat: Boston/Cape Cod, among others. Her work has been featured in numerous national magazines, including Parents. In addition to her work as family travel expert for famtripper, she is also the travel expert for www.getbuttonedup.com. Visit her online at www.nancydepalma.com.
Having trudged through airports with giant stuffed horses tucked under her arm while chasing a runaway toddler with no patience for Homeland Security, Nancy has a first-hand knowledge of how challenging family travel really can be. As a mother of two young children, she understands that traveling en famille can sometimes feel more like a change of scenery rather than a true vacation, but she is constantly seeking new places, unique ways, and hot tips that can make your family getaway a memorable escape.
Staff, Family Travel