Travel slowly. Bring the kids. Embrace the power of place.

Neighborhood Nomads is a family travel site focused on slowing down together to appreciate the strength of our homes, neighborhoods, and landscapes. Our hope is to encourage families to travel their hometowns as a tourist would by rediscovering beauty in the places they know best. We hope to inspire others to experience faraway destinations by taking time to understand what makes them tick. Neighborhood Nomads celebrates the power of place and belonging, and recognizes that there is incredible value in traveling slowly and venturing out together.



The site originally launched in 2011 as a year-long blog project. It focused on the author's commitment to travel back to each of her many hometowns to reacquaint herself with the neighborhoods she once called home. Neighborhood Nomads later grew to include interviews with people deeply invested in the places they live, work and play. The site has also been a space in which to reflect upon the landscape and the outdoors, whether biking through town, taking a weekend road trip, or camping on a nearby beach. It's been a place to observe our cities and the pulse of the world’s hubs, to explore neighborhoods and slow down to savor the core unit of our communities, and to consider how our homes and the spaces we inhabit provide insight into our identities and families. In its latest iteration, Neighborhood Nomads focuses on family travel, centered upon little reminders — true to its roots — to slow down, take notice and go light.


Kate Gallery is a traveler, writer, and mother living on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Her journalism experience includes work as a television news writer in San Francisco, a web producer at ABC News in Washington, and a reporter on Capitol Hill. She has also worked as a summer backpacking guide in Canada, France and Spain, and guides family-friendly bicycle outings for visitors and locals throughout DC's neighborhoods. She has lived in 28 houses or apartments in a dozen cities and towns and has always been a neighborhood nomad.