Have Baby Will Travel’s mission is to inspire, motivate, and help families travel with their babies, toddlers, and young children…
Corinne McDermott+ wanted to take a family vacation before her first maternity leave was over. Frustrated by the scattered information on baby travel – destinations, packing, flying tips, and family-specific hotel reviews – she decided to create a one-stop web brochure for busy parents with questions on traveling with baby. Her supportive husband taught himself the basics, and Have Baby Will Travel was launched from their basement in the Spring of 2007.
Now with her online guide for travel with babies, toddlers, and small children, founder Corinne has been able to combine her two greatest loves: family and exploring the world. Through her website this mother of two not only shares travel advice, trip reports, and helpful tips, tricks, and resources for traveling with small children, she is also a passionate advocate of the value these experiences can have for everyone in the family.
Corinne is also a prolific writer on the topic of traveling with a family and her articles have appeared in Canadian Family Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, Up! magazine, Parentcentral.ca, WhatToExpect.com, and Oh Baby Magazine to name but a few. She also contributes a monthly column to parent resource sites across North America and is a respected mom blogger with a large following on Twitter and Facebook.
Her knowledge and expertise have also made her a popular resource for television producers and journalists. Corinne has been a guest on Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend, CBC’s Steven and Chris, CTV’s Canada AM, CityTVs Breakfast Television, GlobalBC’s Noon Newshour, and has contributed to stories on CBC’s The National and been quoted in MSNBC.com, Travel + Leisure, The Toronto Sun, and Toronto Life magazine. Playhouse Disney Channel featured Corinne and her family in a nationwide campaign for their promotion of Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts.
Out of the success of Have Baby Will Travel, Corinne launched Have Baby Will Travel Consulting in the Spring of 2011.
She is now an Authorized Independent Travel Consultant and Family Travel Specialist for Thomas Cook Travel.
Before founding Have Baby Will Travel, Corinne was a veteran television producer who enjoyed a successful career with Canada’s largest broadcaster. She produced entertainment documentaries and specials on the world’s biggest music stars and her last production was nominated for a Gemini Award.
Corinne is the proud wife of Television Producer Darcy Fedorchuk and mother to Megan and Riley. They call Toronto home… when they are not off on their next great adventure.
A Word From Corinne…
The first few months of motherhood were challenging, and I felt proud if I made it out of the house, never mind out of the country. But as my daughter became more settled, my confidence grew – and so did my desire to travel again.
A lot of people thought we were nuts for taking the baby on vacation, but it was such a wonderful experience that I wanted to make it easier for other families as well. I hope you find this website useful in making your travel plans, and please send us your trip report when you get back!