Jodi Grundig is a passionate family traveler who has loved traveling since she was a child. From her annual childhood family trips to Florida aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor route (her dad worked for Amtrak) to her two parent-free international trips in high school (with Girl Scouts and her school), Jodi couldn’t get enough of seeing the world. But her love of travel didn’t stop there. She chose to study abroad in England in her junior year of college, taking day trips and weekend trips throughout the UK and Europe.
As a mom, Jodi began instilling the love of travel in her children since they were babies. Now that they are 6 and 8, they travel frequently, often vacationing monthly.
In November 2008, Jodi was chosen from thousands of applicants to become one of the 16 members of the 2009 Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Jodi was selected based upon her extensive love and experience traveling to Walt Disney World, and served on the panel for three years.
It’s all of this experience that has made Jodi a family travel expert, and many destinations and hotels have reached out to her to review and evaluate their destinations and accommodations. Jodi has traveled to Arizona, Virginia, Nova Scotia, Saint John, Grand Cayman, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, California, and many other destinations on media familiarization trips. She understands what it’s like to lug suitcases, a double stroller, and car seats through an airport, and has dealt with vomiting kids on airplanes, flight delays, and much more.
Jodi is available to work as a freelance writer for your travel publication, as a social media influencer/reviewer on your next media trip, or as a consultant for your family travel brand. With a degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University, she has the business experience and knowledge to help grow your brand.