Grazy Goat is a collection of travel guides focused on practical information and off the beaten path experiences through North America and beyond.

We started traveling a long time ago on a very tight budget and learned how to save here and there without compromising on experience. Later, we discovered that traveling on a budget can actually enrich our travel experience. We can see places and meet people in a way that would not be possible on a typical tourist path.

We are here to inspire, share our travel experiences, and prove that exploring new places should not end even with kids in the backseat. From over 10 years of traveling, we gathered a collection of amazing places and things to do from Montreal to Hawaii and from Key West to Alaska. Some were discovered accidentally (hidden gems), some are pretty popular and worth to see at least once in a lifetime. Dozens of cities, beaches, mountains, and activities for families, couples and solo travelers. We want to share them not only with a close circle of friends but with you too 🙂

Who is behind Grazy Goat

Iryna and Leonid, currently residing in a beautiful Washington state, where we moved with a crazy idea to “explore the west coast for only 1 year”. We totally fell in love with the Pacific North-West and now enjoying our fourth year here.

We began exploring the United State as a newlywed couple. Since then, we expanded to a family of 5 with the addition of Artem (10), Erika (5), and Andrew (2). I would also love to mention our tuxedo cat, whose only (but pretty significant) trips were Ukraine to the US and East Coast to West Coast.

We moved to the United States from Ukraine in our early 20s, with a work contract and full of enthusiasm to discover a new country and culture. Road trips with a bunch of friends up and downs the East Coast were our favorite pastime. With kids in tow, it surely changed but also became something more – our happy habit.

Traveling, getting outside and being active helps us stay content, refreshed and close as a family. “The secret of raising happy children is finding the secret to your own happiness” – my everyday mantra for the last 10 years.

As young parents, we realized that the key to successful travel is good planning and there are not always plenty of practical and honest resources about trips, especially for families with little children. We felt like pioneers traveling with a 4-month-old to Iceland in winter or on our month-long trip to Alaska with a 2-year-old.

One of my favorite phrases is “If you can’t find a book you really need, then you should write one”. That is how Grazy Goat started.

Thanks for checking us out!
– The Grazy Goat Family

The Grazy Goat crew. Goofing around at the Makena Cove. Maui, Hawaii