A couple of months after giving birth to my baby girl Emma-Kate, I needed a project to keep my head busy before I went back to work. Since I was taking a 2 years and a half maternity leave (without pay), I had a little bit of time ahead to accomplish something fun. And since I am so passionate about traveling, the choice was obvious for me: to start my company, my website, Easy Planet Travel.
Months went by collecting ideas, planning, deciding how I wanted this website to look like and what would be the content. It took so much work! You have no idea!! It took me 8 months (from November 2013 to June 2014) to plan everything, collect information and then build this website (yes, I did it all by myself… well almost! 😉
I launched it on June 15th, 2014… Exactly 1 year before I am going back to work (my ‘real’ work). I wanted to give myself 1 year to see how Easy Planet Travel would do, how much people would like it and visit it. And by the way, I am only working when my little girl is sleeping or when someone else is taking care of her. I spend all her awake time with her, because that’s my first purpose in life now: taking care of my precious little Emma-Kate. Then, I spend more than 30 hours a week working on listing top destinations, building new features, taking care of bugs (and there is too much of those!), etc. And I LOVE it! I am seriously frustrated not to be able to spend more time doing it!! I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the priceless support and help of my dear and loving husband, Clinton, the love of my life. Thanks sweetie!
I never expected to have sudden and amazing success. I would have liked that, but I am realistic. But I have to say that Easy Planet Travel is doing well. I have so much to offer, and I still have tons of ideas I want to add to my website… There will be new features in 2015, and I can’t wait to show you! I am sure you’re going like it!
I also took my travel agent course, and passed the exam. Now I only have to get affiliated with an agency so that I can offer you a better service at booking your dream trips!
What I want you to know is that I’m trying my very best. I want you to find what you are looking for on this website, and you keep me so happy by visiting, commenting and liking!!! But I cannot read into your minds, so if you have any request or features or info you would like to see on Easy Planet Travel, PLEASE let me know!
I am suppose to go back to my ‘real’ work on June 15th, 2015. In my dreams, this website would skyrocket and I will be a super travel agent and I could keep doing that and keep taking care of my little Emma-Kate full time. I like my work, but I love my baby and my website! We’ll see how things go…
My final words of 2014 are: THANK YOU for bringing me so much joy!! THANK YOU for coming to Easy Planet Travel often so that I can keep changing my precious Emma-Kate’s diapers!
See you in 2015!
J’adore ton article mais je t’aimes toi encore plus! Je suis tellement fier de toi et de la mère extraordinaire que tu es pour Kate… Je suis tellement fier aussi de ce que tu as accomplis avec ton site! Im your biggest fan!! Xxxx
Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year
old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!
Poor little girl! What an adventure!
Very nice blog post. I definitely appreciate this website.
Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a
entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same
layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!
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Thanks a lot! Greetings from Canada 😉