Candyce Stapen, Travel Journalist
Candyce Stapen is the Travel Editor/Producer, new digital
media, USA Today.com since February 2013. Click
here to read news.
Articles, Apps, Columns, Books, Broadcasts
Leader in family travel; writing about the topic for 20+ years
Columnist/Blogger Adventure Living, BellaOnline.com
Highly respected family travel expert, Candyce Stapen has
authored 30 travel guide books—including two for National
Geographic-- appeared on the TODAY Show and written 2,300+
travel articles for a variety of outlets.
Stapen takes her love and experience of travel writing and
combines it with her entrepreneurial spirit to launch
FamilyiTrips, a series of user-friendly
and informative family travel apps. Stapen wrote DC
With Kids, the series’ first app, and noted journalist
Deb Geigis Berry wrote Boston With Kids and
NYC Family Guide.
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Details: Tompkins Square Dog Run, 500 E. 9th Street
between avenues A and B, Tompkins
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DC With Kids
, a seven+ weeks iTunes
Hot List Pick. Written and created by Candyce Stapen.
to find out some fun facts.
New York Times Review
The apps, which landed on iTunes’s hot list last month, allow users to nimbly explore listings, including shops, hotels and restaurants. But they also offer filters through which to explore the cities: by budget, by activities that are “like a local,” and by attractions according to age group.
Huffington Post, 12/24/2012
DC With Kids: This app from www.FamilyiTrips.com is
a gem for locals and visitors to D.C. alike. A mere
$3.99 gets you access to over 250 ideas for activities
for children in the D.C. area and free updates whenever
new activities are added. You can search for things
to do by age (young children, grade schoolers, and
teens) or by using a number of other categories including
the “Top 11,” seasonal events, seasonal happenings,
and free activities. The app offers practical advice,
such as where to find family-friendly places to eat
near attractions. This is a good choice to help find
attractions on the go. If your holiday travel includes
Boston or New York City, you can find similar apps
for those cities here.
Chicago Tribune Review
"Why it's great: It's loaded with info. By selecting favorites, you can create custom itineraries." May 6, 2012
Travelingmom.com says FamilyiTrips apps worth
“After having taken these apps out for a test run
I can tell you that these apps are 100% worth their
cost. If you are traveling to DC or Boston I highly
recommend you get these apps."
the DC With Kids app review
the Boston With Kids app review
Boston with Kids, a two
times iTunes Hot List Pick. Written by Deb Geigis
Berry, a noted family travel expert.
Boston Globe praises FamilyiTrips
"Each colorful, nicely illustrated app has more
than 250 entries that include top picks, outdoor activities,
and freebies, along with places to eat, sleep, and
shop. Or find an activity for a specific age group:
young kids, grade-schoolers, or teens. Discover everything
from science workshops to puppet shows, moonlight
tours, museum sleep- overs, or animal adventures.”
"This is my new favorite app. As a family that
travels a lot, we're constantly getting pamphlets,
guides, and whatever we can to help us, but nothing
has been as helpful, thorough, or fun as Boston with
Kids. My kids love it for the fun, whimsical illustrations,
and my wife and I are still learning just how in depth
it is and how much there is to do. We highly recommend."
the reviews and more. Rated
NYC Family Guide, Written
by Deb Geigis Berry
Lots of great info for kids of any age
I really love that this app gives lots of great suggestions
for tots through teens. No one is left out. I particularly
appreciate that there are so many food choices. We
sometimes feel overwhelmed when visiting NYC because
of the number of places to eat. Finding the best ones
for us is a lot easier now.
by Aunt Di bethesda – version 1.0 – Sep 19,2012
Best NYC Guide for Families! If you are going to
be in New York City, then this app is just as important
as a subway card. It is a great guide for families
with kids of all ages. It includes comprehensive information
about the major attractions as well as lots of really
great things to see and do beyond the typical tourist
stuff in town.
the reviews and more. Rated
Book: An Explorer's Guide to Virginia
Lush vineyards, exciting cities, deep history, space-age
science - VA has lots to offer. (Countryman Press) Available
July 2011. View
Awards & Offices
- Society of American Travel Journalists Award for Best
Travel Industry Website, 2013
- Four-time winner, Society of American Travel Writers'
Lowell Thomas Journalism Award (3 national & 1 regional
- Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year, North America,
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