About Kay

About Kay

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About Kay Merrill, CTA, ATC, DS

Owner of Are We There Yet? Family Adventures and It’s Our Time! Enriching Escapes

Affiliate of Andavo Travel, A Christopherson Company. 

My passion for seeing the world began when, as a teenager, I attended a semester abroad program. I lived in a 13th century convent in Fiesole, Italy.  With the opportunity to travel all over Europe, I enjoyed adventurous trips by ferry, yacht and train. That was the start of a lifetime of wanderlust. I have always experienced the excitement and joy of direct, personal contact with other people, other lands, and other cultures. 

Once I got married and had a child, I found new ways of doing what I love. In 1994 I started Are We There Yet? Family Travel. My years of experience, not only traveling with my own family, but also planning travel for other families, provided a strong foundation of knowledge and skill.  I enjoy creating travel experiences for my clients that have everyone in the family remembering and talking about for years. Family travel can be so much more satisfying than simply reciting a list of where you went and what you saw.  Ideally families can return enriched by their travel and by the time they spent doing it as a family.  

While As Are We There Yet? continued to grow, I noticed that many of my clients were interested in travel without children during the school year without their children, with or without other adults  Some clients had become empty nesters. It’s Our Time was established to customize trips for couples yearning for a romantic getaway or an adventurous trip without the children.