Let’s Work Together

Who is Carrie McLaren? 

With seven years experience as a travel PR pro and ten years as a travel writer/influencer – my work has been featured in various national magazines, newspapers and websites. (Check out my About page for more about me too!)

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, I am the former VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider and an active member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Family Travel Association (FTA).

Carrie McLaren - Travel Writer, blogger, influencer

I am available for on-site visits, third-party content creation, writing projects, influencer campaigns, on-camera work and more. Have another idea in mind? Let’s chat – I love stepping outside the box.

Past and present clients include: Carnival Cruise Line, VISIT FLORIDA, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Visit Jacksonville (FL), Florida Marriotts, Westgate River Ranch, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and more.

Written Work

Porthole Cruise Magazine


Atlanta Journal-Constitution

USA TODAY Travel: Experience Food and Wine


VISIT FLORIDA Magazine, 2015 and 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines, Away We Go

WHERE Magazine

Ruby: A Blog by Virgin Atlantic

Florida Marriotts and Resorts, The Florida Buzz


Third Party Content Creation 

As a contractor with Digital Edge Marketing and Connect Travel, I create content for destinations via the marketing agencies. Target audiences include meeting planners, golfers, multigenerational travel, family travel and more.

Levy County Visitors Bureau 

Top Things to Do for Intergenerational Families in Levy County

Southeast Idaho High Country 

Four Season Guide to Idaho’s High Country

Visit Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Look Beyond the Boardroom in Sioux Falls 

Florida’s First Coast of Golf

Best Golf Holes in Northeast Florida

Golf Fitness to Improve Your Game

On-Camera Work

With experience in front of the camera for on-site interviews, in-studio appearances and online travel videos,  I am available for on-camera work featuring your destination. Some of my on-camera work includes

Carnival Cruise Line 


Social Media Campaigns 

With a strong, online following I am available for Twitter chats, Pinterest coverage, Facebook promotion, sponsored blog posts, Instagram programs and even in-person meet-ups.

  • The Florida Times-Union – social media coverage of Florida Country Superfest, a two-day music festival
  • #FLTravelChat – a monthly Twitter chat with VISIT FLORIDA about Florida destinations, events and attractions

Workshops and Speaking Appearances

With a background in travel public relations, I have seen both sides of the blogger/public relations relationship. From discussions on how to interact with bloggers to creating your own social media presence – I’m available to speak on these and related topics. Past presentations include –

  • Jacksonville Florida Public Relations Association -presentation on working with bloggers
  • Florida Public Relations Association, Jacksonville – panelist on social media relations
  • Visit Jacksonville – panelist on how to work with local media


With a strong community of followers on this site, along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – advertising with CarrieOnTravel.com is a fantastic way to reach an active audience of parents that love traveling with their children.

Check out the Carrie on Travel Advertising page for site ads pricing. Interested in advertising in other wise besides site ads? Let’s chat!