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I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and lived in Hamburg, Bologna, Washington D.C. and Madrid before moving to the Detroit area. I have a stepson Aiden (14), two daughters, Sofia (12) and Julia (10) and “baby” boy Miles (2). 

My journey with Our Whole Village started when I held my oldest daughter for the first time. She inspired me to create a life with more purpose. I wanted to raise her to be a good global citizen while promoting family travel as a force for good. And I wanted to bring other families along for the ride. So I left a legal career behind to explore something I’m truly passionate about.

At Our Whole Village, we plan meaningful vacations for families who want to create lifelong memories and show their kids the world in a more conscious and intentional manner. 

Our core values are curiosity, compassion, community and connection and our goal is to nurture these values through authentic and culturally-rich experiences.

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I’M PATTY MONAHAN

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We practice responsible travel—a more conscious way of traveling that extends beyond just being environmentally friendly.

It fosters meaningful connections and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.

Whether through a visit to a school in a remote corner of the Amazon or helping a local family with their organic farming in the hills of Tuscany, our trips are filled with culturally-rich and authentic discoveries.

Our itineraries include something fun and enriching for everyone. And we believe vacation opportunities should be just as varied and creative as the families who take them!

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BETTER FAMILIES

We are committed to nurturing compassion, respect, curiosity, integrity and sense of community in the high-tech, frantic pace of the 21st century.

No matter the destination, we will co-create a one-of-a-kind itinerary that will deepen your family bonds, promote fun, exploration and relaxation and create long lasting memories.

We will take care of the details so all you need to do is show up and make the most of your vacation days. You get to enjoy alongside your kids, watch them grow, discover the world through their eyes and savor those amazing travel moments.

You will feel relaxed, empowered and proud knowing that you are raising kids that are mindful and globally aware: kids who are happier, have greater self-awareness and a strong sense of purpose. Kids who will grow up to do wonderful things in this world.


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Every provider, big or small, shares our passion for family travel and our commitment to making positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritages.

We make it easy for you to support companies that are doing meaningful work, supporting local communities and the environment.


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