Lori Mayfield

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Lori Mayfield is the writer of globetrottermom.com. By day she’s a freelance advertising copywriter. By night, and any chance she can get away, she’s a freelance travel and parenting writer. She’s published in The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Shape, Women’s Health & Fitness, Dallas Child, divinecaroline.com, Johnnyjet.com, coloradoski.com and her story, “Scared Shitless on Safari” was Editor’s Choice in the New York Times best-selling anthology "Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road." She's a single mom to her 14-year old son, Ames. They live in the Lake Travis area of Austin with their labradoodle and Ames' Grandma Janet in a 'sandwich generation house'.

My Child’s 1st Sleepaway Camp Experience | Camp Champions

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Sleepaway camp wasn’t part of my childhood growing up, but I was always envious of friends who’d gotten to go. It seemed like an important rite of passage I’d missed out on and one...
Lake Bastrop

Glamping on Lake Bastrop

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Roasting marshmallows over a campfire, gazing up at the stars, and communing with nature ground my soul. As a former Cub Scout Den Mother, I’ve racked up my share of camping days—...

Best Kid Friendly Resorts Near Austin

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With Hotels and businesses are slowly opening up and school officially over, it's an ideal time to escape on a fabulous stay-cation close to home. Head for the hills {and lake!} in one of...

Outdoors”y” places to see and visit for the perfect Austin summer staycation

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School has come to an end and we're all eager to get outside (while practicing safe social distancing of course.) Airplanes may be too risky, but venturing out close to home could be just...

My COVID-19 Victory Garden + 12 steps to building your own garden

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Victory gardens took root in American history in WWI when many farmers were needed by our military. Farm food supply dwindled and what remained was stretched thin— shipped overseas to our troops...
The Mayfields

Meet Lori Mayfield: Travel Writer Meets Motherhood + Multi-Generational Living

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Kindergarten and college were the last times I lived in Austin until my son, Ames (now 13) and I relocated here in August of 2018 from Colorado. My college “town” I remember is hardly...