About Expat Travel Mom


Yep, that's me and my cute family. 2013

I'm Heather Barnard.

I live a conflicted life of deciding what I want to be when I grow up.  I love being a teacher and I love working with Social Media.  However, one thing remains constant...I love to travel.

I am the lucky wife to a wonderfully supportive husband, Jared, whom I married in 2003.  We met on the Internet...Match.com to be exact.  I makes sense after all, as I love Social Media and he's an IT guru.  The two of us love to travel, and both did quite a lot on our own before we met.  Together, we've continued to share the love with our three beautiful and creative children, ages 5, 7, and 9 years old. 

Our family has been living overseas for the past 5 years. Why?  Well, an ad on Craigslist searching for teachers caught my eye, so off we went, first to Dubai.  Since moving abroad and becoming expats, we have traveled to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Germany, France, Turkey, Nepal, Singapore and Hong Kong. I now document my family's travels from the affordable to luxury, all around the world, here and on Travelingmom.com.

Of course you'll also find me talking about other family time favorites such as cooking, baking, crafting and general life.  I'm a mom, I can't help it.