Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker  is a law professor at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. She is also the author of eleven children’s books, most of them up-close and personal looks at fascinating Americans. Lisa contributes regularly to outlets like the New York Times’ Motherlode and Parenting magazine, as well as many print, web, and broadcast outlets.

She and her books have appeared on the Today Show, CNN, the Satellite Sisters, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and many other radio and television programs; they have been featured in People, Time, Parents, and other newspapers and magazines across the country. Her essay for NPR’s This I Believe was published in an anthology about parenthood.

Lisa is the parent of two wonderful daughters, whose adventures and observations inspire her writing. She and her dog-loving family live in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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My most memorable trip: For my birthday one year,  I took a luxury white water rafting trip down the Futaleufu River in Patagonia, Chile. As if the Class V rapids weren’t adventure enough, we got stuck in the biggest earthquake in fifty years. We were fine, but getting home was quite a challenge.

Favorite trip with my kids: For another birthday (OK, my 40th), the whole family hit Puerto Vallarta for a week. The kids loved the pools and the beach; we all appreciated the great small restaurants and the art culture.

Can’t wait to get to: The Great Barrier Reef. After recent trips to Palau and Belize, I’m now certified and can't wait to dive down under!

What I love about family travel: The  family unwinds and hangs out together. There’s usually no cell phone service. We eat a lot of crazy stuff (ice cream for breakfast, squid for dinner, anyone?). No one blow dries her hair. We explore together to find folk art to bring home – all the better to remember our trip.

What I least like about family travel: Our two dachshunds and one standard poodle usually have to stay home.