Family on Standby’s Latest Videos

Welcome! We’re Nick, Brittany, and Olivia. We are Family on Standby! And we’re so glad you’re here and ready to join us on our adventures. Travel is one of our greatest passions and we love exploring new cultures and destinations. Before we became a family of 3, we would travel as often as we could. And since adding our energetic daughter to the clan, nothing has changed. We still love to travel as often as we can.

Family on Standby
Just another day in London

We do nearly all our traveling on standby…or on the fly. We show up at the airport and hope for the best. I work in the airline industry and in order to save money, all of our flights are on the standby list. Yes, it can be stressful. Yes, people think we’re nuts. Yes, sometimes we spend our entire day at the airport and still don’t make a flight. But it’s always an adventure and it allows us to travel the world whenever we want! We hope you’ll join us for all of our family travels. Read more about Family on Standby!

We post new travel videos every Sunday!!

The Latest Family on Standby Videos:

The BEST Donuts in Chicago!! + Rained Out at Maggie Daley Park

We had the GREATEST of intentions. Baby Everett's first day out. We packed up the kids and brought them down to Maggie Daley Park in the middle of Downtown Chicago. A 20-acre park surrounded by skyscr…

Adding Baby #2 to the Standby List + Introducing Baby Everett + Newborn Travel Goals

You know that feeling when they call your name to get your boarding pass at the long day at the airport? It's kinda like that. We waited and waited and waited, hoping he would eventually make his arri…

STROLLER SHOWDOWN: What's the BEST Travel Stroller?!

We're back this week asking the hard-hitting travel questions. Last week, we talked about flying while pregnant. This week (since, you know, having a baby) we have to follow it up: what's the best tra…

Tips for Flying While Pregnant (and Why It’s Not So Bad!)

Planning a babymoon? Or just wondering about the differences of flying while pregnant vs. not pregnant? Don't let anyone scare you away from flying during pregnancy. There are just some things to keep…

How to Experience Magic Kingdom with a Toddler (Plus: How Not to Fail with Turkey Legs!)

Thinking about visiting Magic Kingdom with your toddler? People will sometimes say "Don't bother - they won't remember it" but... while that might be accurate, you can still go and have a GREAT time w…

Bonus Episode: When You're Besties with an Airport. Or: Why Orlando (MCO) is our Favorite Airport

We're back with a little update to our Orlando Airport vlog. Remember when we went in search of socks resembling the carpet? How could you forget that, because... let's be honest. Who searches an airp…

Staying in a LITTLE MERMAID room at Art of Animation! + A Finding Nemo Pool

Finally the day has come! We got to stay in the little mermaid room at Art of Animation for our recent Disney World trip. Olivia has become a huge mermaid fan, so she was looking forward to this day f…

We Met THE Orlando Traveler + Iconic MCO Airport CARPET?!

The first day of our Disney vacation begins with us arriving in Orlando and doing a little MCO airport tour. Orlando's airport actually has quite a bit to do and due to their erratic security lines, m…

TRAVEL FAIL! How Did We Miss 7 Flights in One Day?!

In the interest of being upfront, this isn't a travel tips video. It's actually an epic travel fail video. I guess it was going to happen at some point. We just weren't prepared because most of the ti…

Surprise Business Class Upgrade?! (FRANKFURT to CHICAGO)

Sadly our time in Athens has come to an end, but our journey is not yet over. We begin our long travel day trying to get home on standby and even making an attempt at a business class upgrade. This w…