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Welcome to Consistently Curious! Stephanie Taleghani is the inquisitive adventurer behind Consistently Curious, inspiring others to get out to explore the world and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Author Bio

Stephanie has been featured in the AAA Club Alliance and is a member of many prominent travel organizations.

What began as a way to document family travels has quickly evolved into a reliable source of weekend getaways, vacation itineraries, and city guides. With a focus on her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephanie has become a local expert, highlighting everything from top activities to hidden gems.

With close to 60,000 followers on Instagram, she has become an avid storyteller and content creator working with popular brands such as Disney, Kroger, and Frontier Airlines.

We are so glad you found us! We are the Taleghani family; Afshin, Stephanie and Sophie. We are not a full time travel family, however we strive to make the most out of those well deserved vacation days.

Our passion is showcasing that incredible adventures can happen anywhere. Whether it exploring a charming Ohio small town or touring the ancient ruins of Pompeii in Naples, Italy, travel helps us see the world differently, heightens our emotions and changes us. It leaves us longing for more, anticipating that next moment where we see life through a different set of lenses.

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes. Browse our Destination Guide to find great family-friendly vacations spots and itineraries. Weekend getaways have never been easier to plan then with our Ohio Guide which highlights the diverse getaways available in the Buckeye State.

If you are planning a visit to Cincinnati or are a local on the hunt for must-do attractions and itineraries head to our Cincinnati Guide.

Don’t forget, you can always search our website for more great vacation ideas.

I have loved to travel since I was young. Our family would pile in the car and take road trips throughout the eastern portion of the United States. Often, grandparents would join us as we made our way to the Smoky Mountains or the shores of Myrtle Beach.

Memories flood back to car sing-a-longs, funny road trip stops, and family bonding over misadventures that would happen during our travels. It should come as no surprise that geography was my best subject, as I found the world fascinating.

A Glance At The Past

In high school, my secret passion was to become an Egyptologist. I wanted to travel to far-off places to uncover the world’s secrets. Life had other plans. After a failed attempt at the pharmacy program, I found myself working in an Alzheimer’s Assisted Living facility.

Don’t worry! God has a reason for everything. I met my husband, Afshin, in the pre-pharmacy program! Only one of us made it through pharmacy school, and it wasn’t me.

Working with the elderly was incredibly fulfilling, and the Alzheimer patients held a special place in my heart. I became an executive director at age 25 after years of hard work and dedication.

However, a year into my new role, I found myself in the ICU, fighting for my life.  I had developed blood clots, also known as pulmonary embolism, in my lungs due to a medication.  As I lay in the ICU bed, thinking of all the things I still wanted to do in my life, I knew I was going to have to make some significant life changes if I came out of this alive.

By God’s grace and goodness, I left the hospital alive. A portion of my lung had died, and I was on lots of blood thinners but left a walking miracle.   I knew the stressors of my job were playing a role in my health, so it was with a heavy heart I resigned.

The Next Chapter

As I transitioned to my new role in sales and marketing, my husband and I got married and went on our dream honeymoon to Tahiti. We stayed in the overwater bungalows, took a 10-day cruise to the different islands, and sat back with hearts full of thanksgiving that I was alive to enjoy this moment.

As we sat overlooking the gorgeous turquoise waters, we decided that traveling would be a priority in our lives.  Experiencing different cultures, foods, religions, and landscapes expands your mind more than a textbook ever will.

For the next few years, we traveled throughout Europe, went on countless cruises, and took expeditions throughout the US. One of the most memorable trips we took was when my family flew to Germany, and we visited distant family. It was quickly my top travel moment when our very distant family invited us into their home, gave us snaps, then pulled out photo albums of their visit to the US in the ’70s.

Hello Sunshine

The arrival of my daughter changed everything. I had the opportunity to stay home and care for her, but with it came terrible postpartum depression. I felt that I had lost my voice and was no longer contributing to our household.  After seeing my physician and getting help, I started my blog, Consistently Curious.

Initially, the blog was a way for me to document our travels. If anyone were to read it, my goal was to inspire them to make memories with their family as well. It turns out lots of people love finding unique and fun destinations and experiences for their families.

Today, Consistently Curious has become my primary business. I partner with wonderful sponsors who help keep this site going and allow me to bring new and exciting places to my followers.

If you haven’t already, I would love for you to join our mailing list so that you receive our monthly newsletter with fresh new ideas for adventures.