About Us

The 'B' Family behind Passports and Pigtails Family Travel Blog in Oahu, Hawaii.
The ‘B’ Family behind Passports and Pigtails in Oahu, Hawaii.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien 

My name is Amy, and I’d like to welcome to the Passports and Pigtails Family Travel Blog:   This blog focuses on our family of four as we share our travel itineraries and global travel experiences.

They say that wanderlust may be genetic. I think it’s simply human passion, the heart pulling us towards what the universe has so beautifully pieced together.  It’s one part box breaking desire, one part soul quenching thirst, with a pinch of photographic narcissism thrown in for good measure.

It’s not a hefty bank account or ‘luck’ that provides me with opportunities.  I live a fortunate life because I choose to.  The cracks in life’s path have strengthened me, and I’ve scaled the canyons like a mother f%#er.  Through my experiences I’ve learned that life is unpredictable and sometimes, painfully cut short.  Goals and dreams are the essence of life, giving us purpose, drive and reason.  There are too many fascinating people to meet and winding roads to wander, too many hidden corners to seek and unique flavors to indulge.  How can one possibly sit still when the world offers us an endless supply of discovery?  Make your time count.  Or don’t.  It’s your choice.

My passion lies in things like hot yoga, a good book, passport stamps, and writing.  I am sparked by the universe’s gifts of white sand beaches, cream cheese frosting, a hot cup of coffee and anything Italian.  But my heart and soul revolve around my people.  I have the greatest friends (a learning curve), the strongest family (we made it!) and the most incredible husband and two beautiful daughters.  Yet, I am not a roots person per say. You see, I’ve discovered that I have wings.  Mine happen to be hot pink with sparkles, and I intend to fly as often as possible.

         “Have an evolving bucket list, love, laugh, travel, open your eyes, drink wine, and never, ever, pass up tiramisu.” – Amy Butterfield

17 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi there! I’ve nominated you for the sunshine blogger award! totally up to you if you choose to participate, details at my page…thanks 🙂

  2. Hi Amy,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity, a publisher of travel apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play. I want to ask if you would be interested in turning some of your blog posts into mobile apps and sell them on iTunes App Store and Google Play. GPSmyCity has developed a technology for making it possible. There is no cost to you – we work with blogger on a revenue share basis.

    If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please reply to my email so I will send you additional information.

    Best regards,
    Saul Tarasoff

      1. Hi Amy,

        Delighted to hear from you! Could you please email me at (sault at gpsmycity dot com) so I could send you further information along? Thank you in advance!

        Best regards,

  3. I love your blogs. The way you put together your information with your quotes and your photos is well done, keep up the great work, looking forward to hearing about your next travel adventure

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