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Hello! I am Mariam

My name is Mariam. Thanks for stopping by my page. I am a full-time working mom, and I am addicted to traveling!

I genuinely believe that traveling significantly improves our overall well-being. It allows us to see the world we share with others differently. Not to mention family bonding, increasing self-awareness, or simply creating memorable experiences.

I want to inspire you that you can have your 9-5 but still live an adventurous life without sacrificing your career.

Below are some of the family-friendly destination guides you will find on my page. We have no plans to stop adding to the list!

I believe that you can still travel while having a demanding career

Traveling is one of our top priorities, but we are not full-time travelers. Like most of you, we have our day jobs and only limited PTO days.

I understand the hectic schedules, so I aim to help busy families like you keep exploring through my detailed travel itineraries and hotel reviews where we have stayed at.

A couple posing watching each other in front of Eiffel Tower, Paris

Traveling With kids is possible and fun.

You can still travel with kids. You may need to adjust your expectations and make a few personal sacrifices, but it can still be fun.

I want to show you that kids love to explore more than just a resort area. Sometimes, we still visit places that are less exciting for them, but that’s part of growth, learning, and compromising for each other.

Sharing experiences with the people you love the most will be hugely rewarded by its long-term benefits. Read some of my favorite travel with-kids quotes to inspire you more.

A mother and a baby in her arms exploring ice castles

Traveling locally is still traveling.

If you are like us and can’t physically afford long-distance trips more than 2-3 times a year, try to find adventures near you!

Use your PTOs, weekends, and holidays wisely; you will always explore! Go on a hike, explore a new neighborhood, visit a new museum, visit a farm, or plan a weekend getaway; these are my favorite ways to recharge from busy office days.

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How It All Started

My maternity leave inspired this blog, as I took a year off from the office to bond with my firstborn child. Starting a family and having a kid is a significant lifestyle change. People have warned us that adventures with kids are challenging. While I agree that it is not easy, we never considered stopping.

In return, we slowly started to explore with our son. At first, we did a couple of local staycations. I remember how exhausting they were, and I could barely enjoy any of it, but things got better with time.

We learned to readjust our schedules and expectations. We learned and are constantly learning what works best for all of us while planning our weekend trips or destinations.

Then, I created a platform to connect with busy moms who loved traveling and creating that much-needed work-life balance.

Lady Out of Office is where you can read our recommendations, tips, and guides. While we travel 99% of the time with kids, I try to keep their faces off the camera lenses as much as possible to keep their privacy online.

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