Luxury, cultural, and lifestyle travel inspiration
Traveling with Sweeney (founded in 2010) has a strong focus on culture, lifestyle, the arts, food, historical landmarks, as well as under-the-radar attractions primarily in North America and Europe. Founder Catherine Sweeney is a boomer woman traveler who approaches new destinations as well as familiar favorites with eager anticipation and youthful enthusiasm. On Traveling with Sweeney, she and Mr. TWS (her husband and frequent travel companion) collaborate to entertain and inspire through compelling photos and personal stories. They offer insights, tips and perspectives for those seeking inspiration to take their first traveling steps, or for those well-traveled to broaden their horizons with new ideas.
Catherine grew up with a love of travel. As a kid in the Chicago area, she spent hours looking at road maps with her parents and sister as they traced the routes they’d already traveled and envisioned the path for the next driving adventure in North America. By the time she was about 10, she had a travel guide collection of brochures and glossy booklets covering destinations around the world. Catherine’s love for and the anticipation of travel has always been strong and she feels fortunate to have a wide range of North American, European, and Caribbean travel experiences. The rest of the world is on her list!
After many years in senior sales and management position in the corporate world, Catherine followed her entrepreneurial spirit to start online publication and investment businesses, leading to the establishment of Traveling with Sweeney. She was also the founder and editor of Boomer Women Travelers, a website for the vibrant community of international women travelers of the baby boomer generation to share experiences, find resources and get inspired.
Catherine has also contributed articles to popular websites such as Dave’s Travel Corner, JohnnyJet, yTravelBlog, Traveldudes, A Traveler’s Library, Travel and Beyond, Easy Hiker, Hike Bike Travel, Tanama Tales, Santa Fe Travelers, and Got Saga. Previously, she was founder, editor, and publisher of First Dog Barking which was an innovative travel website and e-newsletter that focused on traveling with pets. Catherine’s professional memberships include the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), and Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PBTA).