“Expanding Your Audience through Content Distribution”

November 20-22, 2014
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, CA

From November 20-22, 2014 Family Travel Media joined Major Sponsors in Carlsbad for the 4th TMS Family Travel Conference. Throughout the hands-on workshops, sponsor sessions and offsite visits, these travel influencers shared their experiences with their own audiences – and continue to do so – via blogs, videos, photos and social media channels.


Kyle McCarthy – Editor of Family Travel Forum & author of 14 travel guides
Eileen Ogintz – Editor of TakingtheKids.com, syndicated columnist, author
Joanne Vero – Producer, Travel Media Showcase


  • Rob Burgos, Full Circle Post
  • Steve Cohen, MMGY Global
  • Jeremy Crider, Trivago GmbH
  • Jeffrey Eslinger, D.K. Shifflet & Associates
  • Joseph Fennell, XCom Global, Inc.
  • Ian Ford, Undercover Tourist
  • Mike Gallagher, CityPASS
  • Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
  • Spud Hilton, San Francisco Chronicle & SFGate.com
  • Jyl Johnson Pattee, Mom It Forward Media
  • Jen Leo, Web Buzz Columnist – LA Times
  • Susan Lomax, Princess Cruises
  • Kristi Marcelle, Ciao Bambino
  • Kyle McCarthy, Family Travel Forum
  • Jennifer Miner, The Vacation Gals
  • Bruce Murray, TravelBlogger.com & MurrayOnTravel.com
  • Eileen Ogintz, Taking the Kids
  • LiLing Pang, Trekaroo
  • Dave Parfitt, Adventures by Daddy
  • Adam Rucker, Southwest Airlines

Conference Report


Thank you very much for the following sponsors without whom this event would not have been possible.

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