Behind BozAround is Vanessa Boz.
I got a summer job once as a flight attendant, and the travel fever never went away. I left my hometown, Paris, to live in Madrid, Boston and Sao Paolo. I thought I had settled in New York, where I spent ten amazing years, and then London came calling. That’s where I live today.
I found love along the way, on the shores of beautiful Bosphorus. Got one little boy, then a little girl, and then another little boy and we all live rather happily in the North of London today. I am always on the lookout for the best trips to take the Boz gang around.
I see myself as some sort of a match maker. Let me explain. When I like something, I love to think of whom I know that would like it too, and share it with that person. That’s how this blog was born. Having children should be no reason to shy away from traveling, on the contrary. In French, we say les voyages forment la jeunesse… And having children doesn’t mean that we don’t have time to do it in style anymore. Travelling with children actually gives the experience of a journey a whole new meaning and purpose. It is a unique way to expose them to the beauty of this world, to help them grow as considerate and informed global citizens. We live in times where borders and mentalities are closing. Travelling, seeing the world with our own eyes might be the antidote for tolerance to survive.
Aside from taking off and seeing the world, I have been travel writing for the last ten years and often contribute to French family publications Milk. I enjoy writing both in French and in English for stories offline and online. I sometimes wear my hat of interior stylist and work for features in Milk Decoration. You’ll also find me time to time contributing stories to momfilter and babyccino.
At heart, I love to roll up my sleeves and launch things. I started my career in a very serious job in Wall Street (yes I did!). I then co-founded the children’s trade shows Bubble in New York and London before selling them. That’s when we decided to take off and go travel the world with our children on a sabbatical. I’ve also tried my luck in the tech startup world and launched moodAway, a platform for visual story-telling with lots of self-expression. I am always on the lookout for exciting new ventures, whether as a consultant or with little ideas of my own.
If you’d like to talk about doing a project together, well, drop me a line. You can find me on info[@]bozaround.com
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Merci for spending some time here and reading me.