Welcome to My Town Travels! We are delighted that you visited the My Town Travels website to learn more about this growing movement to promote our small towns, villages, boroughs and cities.
Mission Statement: Connecting people with small town culture and values through travel.
*** Our Mission Is Simple: My Town Travels is here to Promote Small Town Destinations & Hidden Gems, Connect them with Visitors, and Grow the My Town Platform for Small Town Representatives and Enthusiasts to Utilize.***
Vision Statement: My Town Travels is a National Movement committed to the preservation and promotion of small town culture through its local ambassadors, residents, and patrons; and has a mission to encourage stability and growth of small town culture, values, and heritage through My Town’s platforms to the betterment of its communities.
CEO BIO-My Town Travels
My name is Kristy Burns (@mytowntravels).
I am a travel writer, influencer, and founder of the platforms My Town Travels & My Town Today. As a lover of small towns, travel junkie, and small town foodie, I work with small towns to showcase their unique attributes, experiences, and businesses to the My Town Website, additional article sites, through our Podcast, and social media audience to tell their unique stories.
Kristy Burns Bio:
- Kristy is the Founder and CEO of My Town Travels & My Town Today and has been a travel professional for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Valparaiso University and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy with a concentration in Fundraising Management.
- Kristy has always been an entrepreneur, founding her first consulting business 14 years ago, she started her career servicing nonprofit clients for many years. Under Kristy’s direction, clients raised millions of philanthropic dollars through direct response, strategic special events and major gift efforts. Kristy founded two nonprofit organizations and has built nonprofits from the ground up, including board development and strategic planning. She has worked with clients in several areas including environmental, conservation, education, arts, historic preservation, health and wellness, and continues to contribute and collaborate on publications, books, newsletters.
- Growing up in a small town and visiting small towns across the country through philanthropic work, it wasn’t long until Kristy began work in small town economic development. Kristy became the Promotions Committee Chair for her town’s Main Street Program, and it wasn’t long before her skill set started to focus solely on small town promotion. Kristy now focuses this skill through travel, awareness, targeted messaging, and working carefully and creatively with small town client’s unique promotional & Travel & Tourism Needs.
Our Unique Story- How This Movement Began:
My Town Travels is a National Movement committed to the preservation and promotion of small town culture through its local ambassadors, residents, and patrons; and has a mission to encourage stability and growth of small town culture, values, and heritage to the betterment of its communities.
As consultant’s who travel the country- the founders of My Town Travels, had an idea based on their love of visiting small towns in their travels. They found that often while traveling, finding something to do when visiting a new town was not always easy, weekdays even less so.
One day in June of 2017 on the way to work, one of the founders was going through the event section of the local visitor’s guide and realized that there were several events they would have loved to have attended, had they known about them the night before. The conversation then lead to the question: What if we had a platform for small towns and events to be easily searchable? Not just local, but national, and accessible all the time? It was then that the idea for My Town Travels ( More commonly referred to now as as My Town) was born.
Since that day, My Town continues to grow from town residents, members, ambassadors , and Small Town Enthusiast Partners (S.T.E.P. see below) who spread the word about their unique and interesting attributes.