Amy Hatch

While Amy L. Hatch is not totally immune to the charms of the Midwest (hey, Chicago is pretty cool), this East Coast transplant is learning to deal with life in Urbana, Ill., one ear of corn at a time.

Hatch spent her teen years traveling all over Europe while her family lived the ex-patriot life in London, and if she ever wins the lottery, she plans to divide her time between London, Boston and Cape Cod, via private jet. With a butler. And a nanny.

In addition to being the Back Page columnist for TravelMuse, Hatch also is our social media maven, and recently joined the writing team of AOL’s official parenting blog, ParentDish. Her journalism career began in 1994 at Messenger-Wolfe Newspapers in Rochester, N.Y. She has also written for USAirways in-flight magazine. These days you’ll find the freelance writer exploring the small towns surrounding her home with her husband, daughter and new infant son, and taking long, excruciating road trips in a minivan to visit grandparents in three states.

Latest Articles by Amy Hatch

Tips for Spontaneous Family Travel

Trim Your Travel Budget Without Cutting Travel

Stay Sane While Traveling With Friends

To Grandma’s House We Go!

Flying for Two: Tips on Flying While Pregnant

Managing Multigenerational Travel

24 Hours in St. Louis With Kids

On the Road Again: Infant Travel Part II

How to Pack for Road Trips with Infants

Breastfeeding on Airplanes

Educational Travel for Kids

Adventure Vacations for Families

Family Cruises Provide Something for Everyone

Travel Health Emergencies: How to Be Prepared

How to Handle Overnight Delays

Trapped on a Plane

Camping With Kids 101

Get in the Car and Go

Tips for Healthy International Travel

Road Tripping While Pregnant

Baby Gear Rentals for Family Vacations

Retail Therapy: A Vacation Shopping Guide

Having It All: All-Inclusive Travel for Families

Getaways for Expecting Parents

Vintage Amusement Parks Mean Big Fun For Small Kids

Bringing Nanny on the Family Vacation

Surviving the Beach With Kids

See the World Through a Child’s Eyes

Road Trip Survival Guide: Prepping and Packing

The Ins and Outs of Staying With the In-laws

Killing Time in the Airport With Kids

O’Hare for Kids

The Poop on Potty Training While on the Road

Hitching a Ride: Turn Business into Pleasure for Kids

Survival Tips From a Disney Mom

Sticking to a Routine While on Vacation

Paradise by the Portable Crib

Road Food Blues: How to Avoid Them on Family Vacations

Parenting at 32,000 Feet