I'm Kelly! I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and now live in Milwaukee, WI with my husband and two littles.
Traveling has always been a way of life for me. From going on my first international trip at 16, to volunteering in Costa Rica, to studying abroad in Rome. Planning and researching my next adventure has always been second nature to me.
I launched Passports & Cappuccinos in 2016 as a way to share my travels and day-to-day musings, and decided to turn my creative outlet into a full-service travel advising agency in 2020. I'm a Travel Advisor for Fora, an affiliate of Virtuoso, and use my expertise to plan everything from quick weekend getaways to luxury honeymoons.
While planning travel is my main focus, you can still find travel tips and tricks, as well as my latest travel adventures, on my blog. I hope to inspire people to seek out the new, and continue to be nostalgic for the old and familiar. To take risks, and experience things out of the ordinary.
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Passports & Cappuccinos was originally created as a travel & lifestyle blog in 2016; a place to share my travels and day-to-day musings. But, when I was laid off from my advertising job in 2020, I decided to turn my creative outlet into a full-service travel advising agency.
While travel planning is now my main focus, you can still find travel related tips and tricks, as well as my latest travel adventures on the blog! And, if you follow me on Instagram, you will likely see a glimpse of my home life and what my day-to-day looks like as a work-from-home mama to my son, Jack, and daughter, Leah. I hope to inspire people to seek out the new, and become nostalgic for the old and familiar. To take risks, and experience things out of the ordinary.
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Traveling while pregnant can be a bit of a headache. Needing your everyday comforts, going through the random aches and pains, and just being more tired can make a trip much harder on your body. That’s why I put together some of my favorite tips on traveling while pregnant, as well as links to all […]
After our first family vacation (and first time flying with a baby), I thought it was time I shared my ultimate packing list for babies & toddlers! Per usual, I’ve broken everything down into categories (which I personally find helpful, especially when making a baby packing list). When packing, I typically like to walk through […]
We just got back from our first vacation as a family (and our first time flying with a baby/toddler), and we. learned. a. lot! Since travel is starting to pick back up, I wanted to share with you everything we learned, as well as some extra travel tips for parents flying with a baby (1-24 […]
With our four year wedding anniversary this past month, we decided to go away for one night just the two of us. With travel basically being nonexistent these past (almost) two years (thanks Covid), a small getaway was very much needed. I found an off the grid tiny house on Airbnb, and thought that something […]
Traveling can be an amazing experience, but it can also bring on some unwanted symptoms… Jet lag, dry skin and even sickness from germy airports and planes (ick). That’s why I’ve rounded up my wellness travel tips to help you stay healthy through out your next trip. Fight The Germs When traveling, I like to […]
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