Heather Greenwood Davis is National Geographic Traveler magazine's resident family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.

Davis, husband Ish, and sons Ethan and Cameron, were recognized as Travelers of the Year by Traveler magazine in 2012. Watch highlights of their adventures on globetrottingmama.com. Follow Heather on Twitter @GreenwoodDavis and on Instagram @heathergd.

A Guide to Kid-Friendly Tokyo

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her guide to kid-friendly Tokyo, Japan.

In Praise of the Imperfect Photograph

We take photography for granted now. We snap away on our cellphones and sort through them by the dozens, deleting the ones that aren’t worthy of a 16×9 canvas. We filter, crop, and manipulate, but in doing so it occurs to me that we are losing something.

Touring Europe by Motor Home

Heather Greenwood Davis is “National Geographic Traveler” magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

The Tao of Second Chances

Like anything else you do in life, travel has its bad days. And while I tend to lean into the positive when it comes to taking stock of my experiences, seeking out lessons and silver linings, there are times when an awful moment leaves an indelibly bad taste in one’s mouth. Here’s why it’s wise to take a step back and see the forest—or the destination—for the trees.

Paradise Found: Rwanda’s Virunga Volcanoes

At the end of the 20th century and in the wake of the Rwandan Civil War, a country lay dying, and people the world over wondered how Rwanda would or could recover, let alone welcome tourists again. But Praveen Moman did the unthinkable: He founded a safari company and invited Westerners to come.

Can My Child Fly Solo?

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Working Toward ‘Wild’

There are people who, if dropped in the middle of the woods, would see nothing but the glory of the forest, the colors in the foliage, and the beauty of the ground beneath their feet. Cheryl Strayed I am not.

Kid-Tested: Ottawa

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Road Trip Remedy: Backseat Bickering

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Travel With Kids: Low-Cost London

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Skiing With Kids in Colorado

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Romantic Caribbean With Kids?

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.