Teaching your children to be travelers, not tourists, while bringing the world around you into your home.

Welcome to The Field Trip Newsletter by me, Erin Austen Abbott.

To tell you a little more about me, after receiving a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Florida, I moved to Boston to attend the Museum School of Fine Arts for photography then transferred to Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle to continue working on my Masters in photography. 

After college, I taught Montessori school and then went on to be a travel nanny for many years, traveling the world, providing a one-on-one teaching experience for each family that I worked for, up until I had my own child that I began traveling with and teaching from home.

Since shifting to a full time writing and photography career, I’ve had my writing and photography published in publications, books, or blogs such as Esquire, Bon Appétit, Visit Baton Rouge, Invitation Magazine, Design Sponge, Country Roads, liquor [dot] com, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Bitter Southerner, Teen Vogue, Alternative Press, Los Angeles Times, Uppercase, Bake From Scratch, Southern Lady, Oxford Magazine, Oh So Beautiful Paper, First + Main, Anthropologie, Good Grit, Laurel Mercantile, Splinter Creek, Paris By Design, Southern Spaces, and more.

I have been featured in The New York Times, Anthology Magazine, Flea Market Style Magazine, Design Sponge, Lonny, Domino, First + Main, Pennyweight, Redbook, Real Simple, Houzz, and in the book Sage Living by Anne Sage for Chronicle Books, to name a few.

I have written two books for Chronicle Books. My first book was called How To Make It, published in March of 2017, is a peek inside the different artists and makers’ studios featured, gaining a window behind the scenes and understanding how they made it as an artist. My second book came out in April of 2020, called Family Field Trip and an extension of this newsletter! It encourages children to be citizen of the world through art, design, music, food, culture, nature, and more.

I can’t wait to share with you all the things that I’ve learned over the years, plus all the ideas that I’m still developing. I promise to make this a fun adventure, from home and beyond! - Erin Austen Abbott

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