Catherine Parker has a passion for travel that’s driven her across North America, visiting all 50 U.S. states along with seven Canadian provinces and top destinations in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Logging close to 100,000 miles behind the wheel, Catherine and her three kids have explored 43 of the 63 U.S. national parks and 10 Canadian national parks. She is an awarding-winning journalist who has written for U.S. News and World Report, Trip Advisor, Popular Science, Chron.com and Meredith Media’s Family Fun and Chicago’s Suburban Family. Her writing was featured in onboard travel guides: Compass—The Onboard Magazine of Holland America Line and Disney Cruise Line Wonder Onboard Guide. Catherine publishes a travel website, CarfulOfKids.com. She lives in Central Texas in a 100-year-old house with a menagerie of animals and adult-sized kids.