Candyce H. Stapen, Ph.D.
Travel Journalist, Editor, Digital Travel Content Expert, Family Travel Leader, NGO Founder
Candyce H. Stapen is an award-winning travel journalist and author. As travel editor/producer at USA TODAY, Stapen launched the company’s digital travel sites. She is Frommers.com’s family travel expert. Her work also appears in the Washington Post, World Nomads, Family Travel Critic, and many other outlets. Creators Syndicate distributes her travel columns to more than 3 million users and readers.
Candyce has written thousands of articles and 29 books about family travel, including two for National Geographic.
She founded non-profit Henny’s Kids to bring solar-powered laptops and computer training to rural elementary schools in Africa.
Candyce lives in Washington, D.C., and travels with her family whenever she can.
Real Advice from a Travel Journalist
The majority of my articles cover family travel. I use “family” in its broadest possible sense. The trips and places described engage parents with young children and those with preschoolers, grade-schoolers, teenagers, and adult children. I also use the word “parent” loosely. It is meant to encompass grandparents, favorite aunts and uncles, and other extended family members and friends.