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All Over the Map family travel consultant services helps you plan your next adventure.

Family Travel Bloggers Veronique Autphenne and Paige Conner Totaro

Veronique Autphenne
was raised on three continents and has had a passion for travel ever since she can remember.  She has always preferred traveling “off the beaten path,” and, while her travel plans have changed slightly since she became the mother of three boys, she has found that traveling with children can be just as rewarding and enriching and is always an adventure.  Parenthood is a universally shared experience so traveling with children has allowed her to make different, and often deeper, connections with people of all ages.

Prior to parenthood, Veronique worked in public health communication in Washington, DC and Los Angeles.  She holds an M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.

In her spare time, she is involved in local theater as an actor, producer, and stage mother, takes advantage of the DC area’s rich multicultural offerings, loves to cook for family and friends, and, of course, is always planning the next family trip.  She and her family have lived in Alexandria for the past ten years.

Paige Conner Totaro became fascinated with travel and cultures as a child, when she met an exchange student who described his difficulty in learning to nod his head for yes and shake it side to side for no. The fact that something that seemed so natural to her did not exist in his culture made her question all of the customs around her, which continues today. Paige took an 11-month trip around the world with her husband and twin 13-year-old daughters in 2012-13, visiting 28 countries along the way. But there is still more to see! So she is always planning the next adventure.

Paige was a founder of Misra Records, a founding board member of Transformer in Washington, DC, and a longtime board member and director of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Paige is a fan of Scandinavian design, Ethiopian food, Canadian hospitality, Japanese vintage stores, Brazilian music and Thai beaches, but also American craft beer, garage rock and roller derby.

Together Paige and Vero aim to inspire families to create wonderful travel experiences together on their family travel website, All Over the Map.


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16 Responses to “About”

  1. Thank you so much for the link to our site! I am excited to find your site for families. Much love and light to you and your family. :)

    Lainie + Miro

    Posted by Lainie Liberti | November 26, 2010, 11:16 am
  2. Paige, it was great to meet you last night at Shoot, Busk and Blog!

    Posted by Ms. HalfEmpty | March 12, 2011, 10:42 am
  3. LOVE this site!! It’s so much fun to find like-minded families! We’re in year four of an open ended world tour with our kids… cycling, driving, walking, by boat… whatever… moving slow, going deep, learning together! It’ll be great to keep up with your adventures too!

    The Miller Family

    Posted by Jennifer Miller | May 3, 2011, 2:51 pm
  4. Hello Paige & Veronique,

    We’ve just recently discovered your blog and think it’s great! We love walkabouts that help us explore our world in both big and small ways. There is so much to experience!

    Our site, WalkaboutChronicles.com, is about the sharing of the journeys people take in their lives whether they be adventures of the highway, creative journeys, or tales of personal growth. Through this type of sharing, our readers are finding inspiration and connection.

    We would like to share your journey with our readers, and in the process, bring more readership to your own site. To see how we are making this happen, we invite you to visit our project to see how other bloggers are delivering their messages.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Have a great day!

    Posted by Liane & Steven | July 21, 2011, 3:19 pm
  5. What a great site! I also blog about raising globally conscious kids in DC.
    And..I love taking my boys to see Batala!

    Posted by the cultured kid | August 21, 2011, 1:27 pm
  6. Hi,

    I like your blog, I hope you wouldn’t mind if I will share this into my Facebook page.

    Posted by Julie | February 17, 2012, 3:38 pm
  7. Hello! My partner, Kelly, and I are friends with Shannon and have loved reading about your travels! We have been living in Taiwan for the past 3ish years exploring, getting lost, and teaching English. I noticed you are planning to come to our side of the world in May. Taiwan is a short flight from HK and we’d love to share our love for this beautiful country with your family! Enjoy your experience and let us know if you’re in town for a visit! -Sara

    Posted by Sara Mallory | March 14, 2013, 11:05 pm
  8. Ladies
    This is such a great blog! Verona I met you briefly at the DC Travel & Adventure show. I was at the Maine booth representing the Maine Office of Tourism. I enjoyed reading about your experiences in the Bar Harbor area and your stop at Atlantic Brewing. Its partner restaurant Mainely Meat is one of our regular stops.

    I’m a photographer and writer working in tourism raising a daughter and two Maine Coon cats with my husband near Bangor Maine. I’d love to offer some ideas about some quirky family side trips for your next Maine vacation.

    Thanks for giving me your card and introducing me to your great blog.


    Posted by Celeste Cota | March 22, 2013, 10:36 pm
  9. Hi! Stopping by from the SITS Tribe :) Looking forward to following your adventures now that I’ve found your blog!

    Posted by Erica | January 21, 2014, 1:11 am
  10. I loved meeting you too! Hope to run into you again over some blue cocktails.

    Posted by Vero Autphenne | June 12, 2013, 7:49 am

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