About Us

Hello and thanks for visiting!

What is CLEW Travel?  CLEW = The first letter of our children’s names (in no particular order other than phonetical).

What is CLEW-less Travel?  That is when Brooke and I travel on our own without the kids.

What is Before We Had a CLEW Travel?  That is trips that Brooke and I took before we had kids.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

20160708_192330First up is my beautiful wife Brooke.  She is our travel planner, money saver, clothes coordinator, restaurant hawker, deal finder, memory maker and primary picture taker, along with being a wonderful wife and mother.  It is her passion for traveling and decisiveness on where to go next that drives us all to travel.  The joy on her face when we are making memories throughout life and our travels is enough to sustain me.  She was previously an elementary school teacher before becoming a full time mother to our four children.


thenat_emilyOur oldest daughter, Emily Grace, is currently 10 years old and in 5th grade.  She is precocious, an artist and super ambitious.  She is picky about details, can be worrisome and appreciates our travel experiences.  She is our most tenured adventurer (for obvious reasons), going on her first Disney Cruise at only 3 months old.  She is very loving and helpful to her younger siblings, but can also be independent and appreciates her alone time for reading or just playing by herself.




Our second oldest daughter, Caitlyn Hope, is currently 8 years old and in 3rd grade.  She is extremely sharp and full of life.  She is our loudest child and is very sweet.  Her opinion is always well known and she can be stubborn.  She can fall asleep whenever and wherever she desires and is our social butterfly.  She is very polite and loves to cook.



dandelion_lilaOur youngest daughter, Lila Hope, is currently 5 years old and in Kindergarten.  She loves playing outside, is full of energy and can play with a soccer ball all day.  She is extremely shy around adults, but always has lots of friends.  She is very motherly to her younger brother and is very independent.


sedona_westonOur youngest child and only son, Weston Charles, is currently 4 years old and in Pre-K (yes, all four kids are currently at the same school).  He is all boy and a ball of energy.  He loves wrestling and running.  He is supremely affectionate and flirtatious, especially with his older sisters’ friends.  He can be overwhelmingly stubborn and willful, but sweet and empathetic in the same minute.


My name is Charlie and I am just blessed to be surrounded by this wonderful family.  I often stand back, amazed by it all.  We live in Ellenton, FL; both Brooke and I grew up in Manatee County Florida before meeting in college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  My career background and experience is in technology, marketing, tourism and e-commerce.

This blog has been created and maintained by myself and my wife.  I am the primary writer, collator and publisher of the content found on the site, while Brooke is the primary photographer.  Unless otherwise noted, the articles will be written in first person from my perspective.  The photos have been primarily taken on one of our phones (Samsung Galaxy S6 Galaxy J7 and iPhone 6) or the Nikon D3200 DSLR.

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