The Inspiration 

Friendship, Travel, & Family

The thrill of travel and learning was sparked in Catherine and Guenevere on a group service trip to Costa Rica over twenty five years ago. Despite school, husbands and careers that kept them living in different cities or states, the friends kept traveling together both in the US and internationally. They especially enjoy discovering what is unique about a place through active experiences, while still allowing time to relax while traveling.

Twenty years of teaching science and developing curriculum has given Catherine the knowledge and expertise to develop fun and educational activities for her two girls and the community. While in the secondary classroom, she designed STEAM, STEM, labs, and field-trip experiences for both public and private schools.  Outside of school, she created science and art afternoons to add enrichment through activities, and asked two neighborhood boys to join her girls on their adventures.  

A year of structured after school mini- lessons and projects culminated in a two-week RV trip to the American southwest. This was the first of many planned educational travel experiences for Catherine's family, and she realized it was time to share them with others. Guenevere got on board to lend her business expertise and CiteD was born.