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 13-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'.

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...
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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...