Media Mavens: Momspiration and Travel Guru Sarah Pittard

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Are we the only ones obsessing over Canada’s growing media landscape? From groundbreaking journalists, to influential bloggers and the stars of the Canadian screen, we have everything and more in our amazing nation. This is why we have decided to give our readers the inside scoop on some of our favourite Media Mavens. Follow along as we learn about the newest trends and exclusive tips from some of the coolest Canucks around.

Sarah Pittard


Becoming a mom doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop, it simply means that your activities start to include the little ones! Take Sarah Pittard, for example. She has her own exciting and engaging blog called Solo Mom Takes Flight, where she has the chance to see the world and share it with her two children. While her husband stays in the bustling city, she jets around the world, from theme parks to cruises and even a trip to Kenya! Spending time with her children, sharing real world experiences and getting to travel constantly? Seems like the dream for moms everywhere. As a bonus, when she comes home, she shares her tips and tricks with her readers, making our travelling experience a breeze! Follow along on her amazing adventures and you may learn some tips for your next vacay, kids or not. In the meantime, to build up your wanderlust, read on and explore her feature as our latest Media Maven!



In one sentence explain what you do.

I find great places for families to explore.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Like many moms, I get my kids up and off to school and then head home to work. Most days involve writing about destinations and hotels we have recently visited and researching new places to go. Some days involve meeting with public relations companies, travel companies and destinations to discuss possible partnerships.

What has been the biggest surprise in your career so far?

I am often surprised by the effect my writing has on other people’s travel plans. I love hearing from readers and friends who have booked trips due to my recommendations. I also love seeing photos and hearing their reviews.

What is your biggest challenge these days?

I think like most bloggers, my biggest challenge is time management. I’m often asked to be on Twitter parties and attend events during the evening when I also would like to be with my kids. I think finding a balance is important.

What celebrity would you invite for drinks?

Matt Damon. He moved into my neighbourhood this summer while filming Downsizing and he just seems to be a very legit human being. He also has a new puppy (who would also be invited). A little know fact is that I named my older son after Good Will Hunting.

What are you raving about these days?

In general, the city of Toronto. I spend so much time away and each time I return, I fall in love with Toronto again. I spend a lot of time roaming the streets and finding little gems that I can share on Twitter and Facebook.

What advice do you have for our readers who are looking to start a blog?

I sort of fell into blogging as a way to just share what we were already doing with friends and family. I guess I would say don’t start a blog unless it’s about something you really love. There’s a lot of setbacks and hard days and if you aren’t fully invested, it may not succeed. Also judge your successes by your own standards and don’t compare yourself with others. As long as you’re happy, keep going. There’s new surprises around every corner.

Twitter: @SoloMomTravel
Instagram: @SoloMomTakesFlight

Looking for more inspiration to start a blog and follow your passion? Last week’s Media Maven, Nadia Elkharadly did just that!



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