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Ellie and Koko

Inspiring Moms to Travel

Sisters-in-Law. Stay-at-Home Moms. World Travelers.

Here to give our fellow mamas tips and tricks for travel and adventure.

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Five Things You Need to Do When Your Passport is Stolen or Lost

Three days before we were supposed to head home from a summer European holiday our passports were stolen.

It was our first morning in Amsterdam and we’d just spend a wonderful few hours wandering around, waiting to meet up with some friends. As I stopped on one of the city’s many bridges to take the photo below, Kyle realized in a panic that the bag with our brand new Osmo Action and passports was gone.

Instantly, he ran back the last place he had the blag but he was too late. The bag and its $1000 worth of contents had vanished.

Meet Ellie & Nathalie


Ellie may be little but she's mighty. She's fearless and ready to take on the world. When she's not singing and dancing to her favorite tunes, she spreading joy with her big smile and adorable laugh.


Nathalie is a middle school counselor but has taken a time out to raise Ellie. Most days you can find her sewing, crafting, drawing, or doing whatever creative idea she’s got on her mind (while snacking on peanut M&Ms). She’s also an expert traveler who always has her next trip in the works.

Meet Koen & Janelle

Koen is the sweetest American-Canadian baby you'll ever meet. Always ready to make new friends and go on exciting adventures. He's an expert tinkerer, aspiring engineer, and lover of food!


Janelle was once a middle school teacher, now a certified teacherpreneur and #WAHM. She works out every day, owns a Harry Potter robe + way too many Mickey Mouse shirts, and lives in a constant state of wanderlust.

Welcome to Ellie & Ko, inspiring you to travel! A blog for moms who love to travel and explore the world with their babies.

Meet The Dads


Kyle (on the left) spends his days teaching and coaching students. He's Canadian, an excellent cook, and knows way too much about the NBA and sneakers.


Jordan (on the right), or should we say Jordan the Ironman, is a physical therapist with a passion for endurance sports. He loves to test out new recipes, can fall asleep anywhere, and never says no to a treat.

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