Welcome To Real Travel!

Founded in 2018, Babcia and Yia Yia Travel The World was developed to inspire beginning travelers to live their travel dreams whether they are out and about or tucked in at home. Our mission is to support and inspire your inner explorer no matter what your travel goals are! This wonderful world is big and wide and it has plenty to offer whether you’re a road tripper or a jetsetter. So, join us, wont you? We would love take you along for the journey!

Maybe you are a bit like Yia Yia…

A traveler within the United States that likes to road trip and see all our fabulous country has to offer, Yia Yia is a book junkie and loves to find all those just right sites and experiences that make the US so special.

…Or maybe you’re more like Babcia.

Off on another plane somewhere across the ocean, Babcia is always on the search for everything the world has to offer, especially in Europe. She is constantly tracking down the art, history, and cultural experiences that make travel so valuable.

Meet Terri

Terri is an avid traveler within the United States. The ultimate road tripper, she is an expert at finding the best a destination has to offer. As an elementary school teacher, she is known for finding great literature to inspire young and old to become avid readers of the world. Click here to learn more about her journey to travel.

Meet Alexandra

As the founder of Babcia and Yia Yia, Alexandra takes her vast travel experience and her years as an elementary school teacher to create resources and inspiration for every kind of traveler. She is often found planning her next trip to Europe. Click here to learn more about her journey to travel.

Join besties Alexandra and Terri as they talk living a travel lifestyle with purpose and intent! Get seriously good travel tips for different destinations. Find your inner explorer with stories of inspiration. Learn how to put your travel memories to good use! Click or search on your favorite podcast platform to connect with laughs and the great travel tips!

So, what can we help you with?

We are so ready to help you with all kinds of travel needs! From arranging small group travel experiences to finding great resources for your kids to learn about the world. Here’s more information!

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Travel U: Resources

Looking for great resources to share with your young explorers? Each one of my teacher created resources engages kids of all ages! Click here to connect with our TpT Store!

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Travel 101!

As teachers, we are always ready to share what we know with others. And travel is our favorite subject! We’ve developed tons of destination guides, packing advice, and resources for traveling kids all for you to use and enjoy. Whether you want to gather the basics about a particular destination, find the best way to pack your bag, or read a satisfying essay on why travel is so addictive, Travel 101 is here for you!

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Small Group Travel

Our unique process that creates bespoke itineraries for 10 people. This is our ideal number for travel as it is often the smallest group number for the best access. Our groups of 10 can stay in smaller boutique accommodations yet still have private access to some of the world’s most amazing destinations!

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Here’s what our clients have to say…

There is no other person I would go to for assistance in world wide travel! I went to Alex with only “I want to go to Europe”….When we met, she had an entire folder already made of places to go, see–she even went as far as to take into consideration medical supplies, etc. for my son. I was amazed. Absolutely top rate. Her posts are a highlight of my day. They allow me to forget my stress, and see the world through someone else’s eyes.

Jackie C.

Game changer! My husband and I consulted with these two while planning our 10- day trip to Italy.  They really took the time to understand who we are as travellers and what type of trip we wanted.  They helped us find the perfect balance of relaxing and adventurous within our budget.  Thanks to this extensive knowledge and recommendations, we had a phenomenal trip that we will never forget! 


Terri and Alex helped us find the cheapest way to go to Alaska. Finding us points of contact for fishing, making everything easier for us, that made planning the trip stress-free. We had so much fun from beginning to end, because of her help. Highly recommending Alex and Terri to help you with your travel planning needs. Five stars!

Rey R.

This blog really transports me to places I haven’t even thought of going and makes me realize I didn’t even know I was missing out!  I can’t wait to work with her to plan a trip we will all look forward to, enjoy and learn so much from.

Jen N.

1 thought on “Welcome To Real Travel!”

  1. I read your odyssey about Africa. I found to be so informative and well written. Thank you.

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