We had the good fortune of connecting with Marquita Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marquita, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Before kids, I was a frequent traveler, professionally and personally. Once I became pregnant with our twins, I was continuously told that I would have to find a different job and stop traveling.
Being one who doesn’t stop doing what I love easily, I was determined to find a way to continue to travel, with kids.
And that’s exactly what I did, travel the world with my husband and kids.
I posted our adventures on IG and folks started asking questions about how they could do the same.
Hence, the birth of The Traveling Twin Mama.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The goal of my brand is to provide tips and inspiration to help women and families travel confidently. I want women to know, and feel empowered to travel the world, with or without their kids.
My brand is different because I’m not just a family travel blogger. I travel as a female- for business, solo, with girlfriends, and my husband.
Yes, it may be a bit more challenging traveling with kids- but it’s worth it.
Yes, you may experience mom guilt when you leave your kids to travel without them- but it’s worth it.
I try my best not to sugar coat the challenges of living this lifestyle while also showing the beautiful experiences and memories created. Showing moms in particular that you can have it all- maybe just not all at every single moment of every single day.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Oh, so many people.
I casually told my husband and good friend, Kathryn, that I was thinking about making my IG posts a real business. They both encouraged me to make it happen and provided books and support. This was late 2019/beginning of 2020.
Then the pandemic hit.
I doubted if starting a travel blog when travel was basically non-existent was smart.
So I took a course from Jessica Ufuoma and she encouraged me to do it. That now was the perfect time.
So I did.
I took Jessica’s travel blogger course and learned a ton. Plus, the advice from Monet at The Traveling Child is priceless.
The Machu Picchu photos should credit Travelite Photo, https://www.travelitephoto.com/index.