Welcome to The Walking Mermaid

The Walking Mermaid is an outdoor family travel blog. It is focused on inspiring other families to disconnect from their daily lives and to reconnect through nature. My blog shares a variety of blog posts and guides to help your family get outdoors and plan your trips safely. I also share gear reviews to help you explore with the best gear and products out there that we personally tested, trust, and love.

Unlike most family travel blogs, I also like to share blogging tips to help other outdoor bloggers get their journey. I highly believe that when we work together we can accomplish many things. I hope that through my tips and resources other bloggers can inspire other families to travel outdoors too.

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Hi there, I'm Jessica!

I am the story teller behind The Walking Mermaid. I am a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. A coffee addict and wine lover. I also have a huge love for the mountains and the the ocean. Through my blog I hope to inspire families to spend more time outdoors. My goal is to create family friendly outdoor travel guides to share with you. This way you can safely explore outdoors with your own family and even visit the places I’ve been to.

I am currently based out of the state of Tennessee. I love to explore through the southeast of the United States. It has a lot to offer but so does our entire country. Our main goal as a family is to travel to all 50 states and even the world if the opportunity presents itself.

Hi there, I'm Jessica!

I am the story teller behind The Walking Mermaid. I am a wife and mother to two beautiful girls. A coffee addict and wine lover. I also have a huge love for the mountains and the the ocean. Through my blog I hope to inspire families to spend more time outdoors. My goal is to create family friendly outdoor travel guides to share with you. This way you can safely explore outdoors with your own family and even visit the places I’ve been to.

I am currently based out of the state of Tennessee. I love to explore through the southeast of the United States. It has a lot to offer but so does our entire country. Our main goal as a family is to travel to all 50 states and even the world if the opportunity presents itself.

Latest on the blog!

a woman on her laptop working from home as a travel blogger

How I Make Money From Home to Travel

Working from home can provide financial freedom and time to be able to travel more. However, it is sometimes hard getting started and finding what fits your style best. In this guide I am going to go over the different ways that I make money from home to be able to travel more with my family. 

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A woman sitting on the sand during a travel agent work trip. Published on an article that teaches others how to become independent travel agents and how to travel more as a travel agent.

How to Become A Travel Agent

Have you ever thought about becoming an independent travel agent? This was an amazing decision I made last year and it has greatly benefited our family financially. It has also given us the opportunity to grow my blog, take more trips together as a family, and meet new like-minded people along the way.

After being a travel agent for several months, I decided to start coaching other travel agents in growing their own business. As their team leader I can give them all of the resources, coaching calls, and guidance to not just learn but help them navigate the different skills needed with growing their business and speaking with clients.

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Latest on the blog!

a woman on her laptop working from home as a travel blogger

How I Make Money From Home to Travel

Working from home can provide financial freedom and time to be able to travel more. However, it is sometimes hard getting started and finding what fits your style best. In this guide I am going to go over the different ways that I make money from home to be able to travel more with my family. 

Read More »
A woman sitting on the sand during a travel agent work trip. Published on an article that teaches others how to become independent travel agents and how to travel more as a travel agent.

How to Become A Travel Agent

Have you ever thought about becoming an independent travel agent? This was an amazing decision I made last year and it has greatly benefited our family financially. It has also given us the opportunity to grow my blog, take more trips together as a family, and meet new like-minded people along the way.

After being a travel agent for several months, I decided to start coaching other travel agents in growing their own business. As their team leader I can give them all of the resources, coaching calls, and guidance to not just learn but help them navigate the different skills needed with growing their business and speaking with clients.

Read More »

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Join our Tribe!

Subscribe to our email list and receive this 21 PAGE CAMPING TRIP PLANNER!

This planner includes packing lists, itinerary, camp planning, meal planning, hiking planning, & much more. You will also receive full access to our “Resource Library” created only for our TWM Tribe Members. By subscribing to our email list you will receive a variety of outdoor activities, camping and hiking resources, and much more.