With the firm belief that travel is a priceless gift that parents can give to educate their children about their roles as global citizens, Molly is passionate about kids traveling at a young age, creating a foundation through which they view the world for the rest of their lives.

As a teenager, Molly’s world was expanded exponentially when she was an exchange student living with different families in Austria, Italy, and Turkey. She continued to acquire more passport stamps in college by living overseas in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal. Growing up in a family where international travel was prioritized, she has had the travel bug for as long as she can remember. After graduating from Indiana University Molly moved to Atlanta, where she pursued a career in fashion merchandising and buying.

Molly is also a wife and mother to three spirited teenage girls. As a family, they have traveled to over fifteen countries and continue to make bucket lists of their future trips. Molly splits her time between homes in Atlanta, and Kiawah Island, South Carolina. She loves to give back and spends time volunteering at Agape Youth and Family Center, The Ronald McDonald House, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Molly emboldens travelers to keep an open mind, try not to plan every minute of every day, experience the unexpected, and try the local cuisine!

How do you prepare for your trips?

Making a checklist for your trip is key to making a stress-free transition after a long flight. I always make copies of my passport, call my credit card and bank to let them know I am traveling, use packing cubes to save space, go on Instagram and look up where I am traveling with the hashtag. I also download shows for the flight, have a portable backup charger, antibacterial wipes, and a scarf in my travel bag.

Which destinations and hotels do you go back to again and again? Why?

After a $121 million renovation, Belmond Cap Juluca is the perfect place to unwind on its white sandy beaches. The rooms are large and beautifully designed, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the white sand beaches are divine.

Travel Tip

  • Always try to learn a few words of the local language, knowing how to say thank you and please will get you far in another country.