Hello, and welcome to Explore With Tori, a family travel and adventure blog, inspiring you to get out, explore, and travel more with your kids. Let’s start collecting memories over things and making memories to last a lifetime!

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What Will You Find on Tori Leigh?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about mountain views or giggling at the thought of watching your little ones splash in the ocean waves?

Ever think of road tripping with the kids around the US? Or taking them on a cruise to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean Islands? Maybe you want to explore more of your own backyard, embrace play, or simply get outside more.

As an avid traveler, adventurer, and blogger, one of my main goals is to motivate you explore more, both near and far!

We’re always sharing our family adventures and what motivates us to hit the trails, road, or sky. Whether we’re off on a vacation or spending our weekends exploring locally, our priority is simple: create lasting memories through adventure.

Our little corner of the internet hopes to inspire you to do the same!

Where Should You Start:

So, Who is Tori of Tori-Leigh?


The short answer: A crazy mom exploring the world, usually with a toddler on her back.

The long answer:

I’m a wife to a cloud security engineer and a boy mom to Caelan, 4, and Rory, 2. I like to think I’m the queen of the castle.

In addition to collecting passport stamps, I hold degrees in English Literature and Library & Information Science. I worked as a public librarian for eight years before our family moved from New York to Texas.

Currently, I’m a stay at home mom. It’s the single best – and hardest – job I have ever held. Nothing makes me happier than my daily adventures with my boys.

Additionally, I’m a certified yoga teacher with experience teaching vinyasa, yin, restorative, and children’s yoga.

I’m terrible at math, except for travel budgeting. It’s a good thing I’m more of a book person. My obsessions include historical fiction, anything French, indoor plants, ice cold white Bordeaux, the beach, and obsessively redecorating my minimalist apartment. And exploring everywhere with my kids!

I hope you join us on our crazy adventures!

Where Can You Find Tori Leigh

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Email: contact.torileigh [@] gmail.com


  1. December 20, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Wait, you are a yoga teacher too? That’s one of my long-term goals… And you know I was a librarian who has a MLIS and peaced out…and we love wine. SOOOOO…..blogging friends forever ; )

    • admin
      December 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Yesss!! I did YTT in 2014 and taught like 5 classes a week on top of working FT and burned out so fast – when I got pregnant with my son I quit all my classes and now I just sub and teach kids. BUT, I’m so glad I did it bc it definitely keeps me a more sane person…that and all the wine I drink!

      • July 17, 2020 / 11:56 am

        You are doing great job, Tori. Keep on it!

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