Welcome to TREEHOUSE explores. We are a family of 3; Josh, Kristen, and Maypop and we love adventure and to travel. We are Northerners who migrated South in 2004 and have spent the last decade discovering the South and finding beauty in it's culture, history, architecture, and rich vegetation.
In 2010, following the birth of our daughter we opened a kid's shop, called TREEHOUSE kid and craft that focuses on creative play and hands on learning. All the while, our family has spent every spare moment traveling, exploring and documenting our travels. We have enjoyed giving customers and friends advice to help make family adventuring easy and approachable.
In 2017, we decided to launch TREEHOUSE explores as a resource for families who love adventure or want to start exploring! TREEHOUSE explores will share travel ideas, destinations, and guides for creative family travel. We love supporting small businesses and that goes for our travel too.
It is our goal to inspire and give families ideas and courage to create a lifetime of adventures. Let's get inspired!!
JOSH SKINNER | AGE 40 | GREW UP IN MN | LIVES IN GA
CAREER | dad | artist studio manager | potter | photographer
I spent much of my early life in the small towns where I was raised. I grew up traveling to our family cabin in the deep woods of Northern Minnesota. This place holds magic due to the woods, water and repeated visits that allowed mysticism and wonder to seep inside my understanding of the world forever. But the wider world for me remained a mystery apart from our cabin and a few short trips to visit family in Kansas and Texas.
KRISTEN BACH, AGE 38, GREW UP IN WI | LIVES IN GA
CAREER | mom | kid's shop owner | educator | photographer
I spent my childhood exploring outside and finding beauty in the natural world. Every few years my family would take a road trip which ignited a lifelong love of traveling. When I was 16, I spent a summer in Barcelona, lived with a family, and absorbed the lovely culture. Since then my urge to camp, travel, and live an adventurous life has only grown.
MAYPOP WREN, AGE 7, BORN AND RAISED IN GA
Hi, I am Maypop, the youngest one in this family. I love to travel and my favorite thing is to get on the planes and see all of the colors down below. When I go to new places I like to take pictures of clothing, buildings, food, plants, and animals. I like to see how other people live and what they wear and eat.
When I am not traveling I like to make art, do arial trapeze (I have one hanging in my living room), cook, read, and play with my friends, family, and my toys.