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Nicole Claesen

Nicole Claesen has always loved travel and loves traveling with her husband and two sons. They visit as many national parks as possible. After several years of traveling as a family, she wanted to share their adventures, trip itinerary suggestions, and lessons learned through their travels, and that’s when her website and blog, Suitcase and a Map, was born. It lets her write about family travel and share the magic of seeing the world through the eyes of children. Her ultimate goal is to visit all 50 states as a family before her youngest son graduates from high school. She is thrilled to share the states and territories with you!