About Anya Clowers, RN
Travel Expert Anya Clowers, RN works as a Nurse Consultant and Comfort Specialist in the travel industry. Her practical advice has been noted by TSA, NTSB, and CDC, and quoted by MSNBC, ABC News.com, NY Times, USA Today, FOX News.com, Today Show.com, NBC Affiliates, Travel Guru Rick Steves and more. Anya is a passionate speaker, writer, and consultant with a focus on comfort for quality of life, health, and travel.
Nationally Recognized Travel Expert: From safety concerns to in-flight health issues, Anya provides education and resources for family travelers on www.JetWithKids.com and www.JetWithKids.com/blog, as a Speaker, and as an expert content contributor, columnist and writer.
Nurse Consultant/Entrepreneur: In this unique role, Former Mayo Clinic Registered Nurse Anya Clowers works behind the scenes with companies in a wide range of travel related projects. From product development, strategic alliance, consumer education, and USP identification for niche travel groups, Anya has been instrumental introducing medical products and practical solutions into the travel industry. As a speaker, social media coordinator, freelance writer, and sought after travel expert, Anya offers companies dynamic, professional representation. Her practical, down to earth personality encourages conversation and an ability to strongly bond consumers with brands.
Speaker: Anya offers talks to niche groups on travel related topics. From Babies to Boomers, these talks are informative, fun, and unique. The Jet With Kids Seminars are sponsored by medical, travel, and retail companies such as Babies “R” Us, ERGObaby, Kids Fly Safe, Miracle Industries, Active Adult/Senior communities, Cultural Centers, MOPS groups, Travel Agencies, Manufacturers, and notable Travel Guru Rick Steves.
Registered Nurse: A post-surgical specialist, Anya has worked as a registered nurse at the elite facilities of Mayo Clinic and Stanford University Hospital. From clinical research to a head/neck cancer nurse, she has cared for patients from all over the world under extreme circumstances. Anya observed it was during these trying times patients experienced the most comfort and relief when practical details of bedside care were addressed and practical education was offered.
Years later in a unique employment arrangement, Anya commuted monthly cross country from her residence in California to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. She quickly noticed the same to be true regarding comfort and education for those flying. Illness, flight delays, and all the unpredictable aspects of airplane travel were easier to deal with when practical details of comfort and education were addressed.
Anya has since worked as a registered nurse and entrepreneur in the travel industry specializing in comfort and education.
Author: Anya recognized the need for practical education for travelers of all ages. As a pregnant world traveler in 2003, she began researching the best products and tips for family travelers. With the help of over 20 travel experts (with a combined 450 years of experience), Anya wrote the guidebook Jet With Kids for parents traveling with young children. The book was written to provide practical information to increase quality of travel for parents, children, and those sharing an airplane cabin with them.
Praise for the book Jet With Kids:
The book reflects Anya’s love of and comfort with flying and her desire to help others share this. She brings her wisdom as well as lots of great, practical tips on how to make family travel a safe, healthy and comfortable adventure for parents and kids alike. Every family that flies should own this book.
Inventor of the CARES aviation child restraint
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
As a mother of three boys (ages 6, 5, and 20 months) I truly appreciate and value this excellent resource. The issue of child and infant safety on airplanes is important to me and by educating parents, I believe we can continue to make progress in this area.
Deborah A.P. Hersman
Member, National Transportation Safety Board
Jet With Kids now represents a variety of resources for family travelers:
- Blog: The Jet With Kids Blog is filled with lessons learned, Products Worth Packing, and memories of a lifetime.
- Website: The Jet With Kids Website offers parents practical tools, valuable resources, and tips for flying with children.
- Newsletter: The Jet With Kids free newsletter contains valuable tips, vendor discounts, and hundreds of dollars in product giveaways.
- Travel Seminar: A free class to prepare niche travelers how to pack peace of mind and travel self-sufficiently. Self-sufficient travel is packing peace of mind as the foundation of every trip.
Child Safety Advocate: Educating parents about the dangers of the lap child is a passion project for Anya. As a nurse, travel expert, and traveling parent, she believes parents have the right to make informed decisions about the safety of their children. The FAA posts warnings on their website and expects parents to seek out this important information before making a decision about infant and toddler safety on airplanes. Anya is a member of Safe Seat For Every Air Travel (SSEAT), a special transportation committee created to push for a mandate from the FAA as well as educate travelers of all ages about the dangers of the lap child policy.
Expert Contributor: As a registered nurse and travel expert, Anya has contributed reliable, professional resources to various sites and blogs www.ERGObaby.com, www.TravelinTales.com, www.MyTravelingBuddy.com, www.EarPopper.com/blog, and www.TheBabyCD.com.
Guest Expert Articles: Educating travelers of all ages regarding common health and safety issues associated with traveling, Anya provides expert resources to numerous online sites. A sample of these articles:
Anya Clowers, RN today– and on her first international flight (1976)
Frequent Flier & World Traveling Parent: Anya writes honestly and from the heart, many times using personal experience to complement her professional research. She grew up visiting her grandparents in their small German village and hosting German friends and relatives throughout her childhood in Minnesota. She has flown as the upgraded business traveler, the single and solo traveler, the honeymooner, the babymooner, and most recently as a traveler accompanied by a young “frequent flier in training”- her son as the infant, toddler, preschooler, and now, school age child (who has traveled to 17 countries before finishing kindergarten!).
She understands what it feels like to sweat profusely while attempting to securely install a bulky 20 lb. car seat in an airplane seat while keeping track of her wandering toddler. She has also flown with ear pain and understands the excruciating pain congestion can cause when flying. Her research has led her to the 1 lb. alternative to those bulky car seats and the prescription device that eliminates ear pain and pressure. Anya understands firsthand that travel is only as good as we feel!
Professional research combined with a personal touch is a powerful combination.
Anya Clowers, RN is a child-safety and parent-sanity advocate. She values comfort and small details that increase the quality of travel and life.
The first and last impression of a trip is often the flight process. Prepare to enjoy!
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