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When Glimpse Guides first launched in July of 2015, I wasn’t sure where it would take me. At first I just wanted a place to keep track of my own travel finds to share with my friends, but it soon turned into a place to help families across the globe prepare for their own adventures. I think travel with children is one of the most important things we can do for their development, and I want my children to see the world and be inspired by other cultures, as well as have an appreciation for the way that other people live and do things. I hope these guides will help all of you do the same.

Having said that, I also don’t want to alter a chic trip just because my rambunctious toddlers are with me! As seasoned followers will know, Glimpse Guides is a collection of city guides for parents who don’t want to give up dining in stylish restaurants, staying in luxury hotels or shopping at some of the most charming and exclusive boutiques in the world, just because they are traveling with their children. All recommendations in the guides are kid-friendly yet fashionable, and I have personally experienced each one with my own family. After much planning and building, the Glimpse app of city guides for families launched in iTunes on September 1st, 2016, beginning with the London guide.

All proceeds from the app’s one-time, $4.99 fee go toward charities. I not only want to teach my children how to travel well and respect other cultures, but also teach them the importance of giving back. Each charity is chosen by the parents I interview for each city guide launch – please see the Interview section.

Currently the app features guides to London, Paris, Charleston, New Orleans and Florence. Many more cities will follow.

Other features of the app:
-A section of Experiences for families
-Date Night restaurants just for parents
-Address, phone number, website, and business hours for each recommendation, when available
-Additional information for restaurants describing décor, type of cuisine and attire required
-GPS-enabled maps of each city, with locations of all recommendations including proximity to user’s current location
-Specific itineraries
-Helpful information for each city
-Current weather
-The ability to save Favorites, Search for specific businesses, email recommendations to friends, follow Glimpse Guides on Instagram, and email Glimpse Guides
-A Philanthropy tab gives more information on each charity chosen for each city guide launch

I hope everyone enjoys the app and I hope it helps make your travel experience much easier and more enjoyable! I also look forward to seeing which charities are chosen by Glimpse interviewees in the future, and I hope that you and I are able to provide great support to organizations in need. Feedback on the app is also appreciated – I want everyone to love it!

Thank you all for your continued support of Glimpse Guides and all charities involved.

Jordan X

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