About Tawanna | Tawanna B. Smith

About Tawanna

Tawanna B. Smith

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

Aside from this site, I am also the face behind Mom’s Guide To Travel and MGTT Media.

Here’s a little about me: 

I began working in the digital space in 2008, growing and learning with each iteration of emerging platforms, social networks, and apps. I’ve worked with brands on small and large campaigns in tech, lifestyle, consumer goods and travel.

Under the MGTT Media business, I provide live video and digital marketing training for entrepreneurs through online programs, consulting and group coaching. Click the link above to learn more.

Under TawannaBSmith.com I share productivity and self-care strategies for high-achieving overwhelmed moms. Drawing on my experience raising a child with autism AND leukemia, I place a particular focus on mothers of children with special needs and critical illnesses.

Interweaving my message here on TawannaBSmith.com with my other digital property, Mom’s Guide To Travel I provide services, ideas and planning for family travel as well as planning services, getaways and retreats specifically for mom.

My background

I graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors in Political Science and the University of Maryland College Park with a Masters in International Security and Economic Policy.

After working a few years on Wall Street as a bond broker and then a day trader (all while juggling an acting career), I got married, worked as an intelligence analyst, and had two fun little boys.

Realizing that politics wasn’t for me (right now), I transitioned to working for myself and gave birth to my third child, Mom’s Guide To Travel.

Through Mom’s Guide To Travel, I’ve contributed to online travel publications such as TravelChannel.com, Trip Advisor’s Family Vacation Critic, Examiner.com, and 10Best USA Today. I’ve spoken at conferences and collaborated with dozens of tourism boards, hotels, travel brands, PR firms, and consumer brands on various marketing campaigns.



Tawanna B Smith speaking Time For Mom Me event

My mission is to educate women on the power of uniquely designed retreats as a form of respite and transformation .

In addition to transformational retreats, you can find a list of my services below.


  • Corporate workshops and seminars
  • Travel Planning, Group Travel Services
  • Group Coaching for Entrepreneurs
  • Sponsored Content
  • Live Video Marketing
  • Partnerships
  • Ambassadorships
  • Content Marketing and Social Media Marketing

Contact me for more information if you’d like to work together.

You can find me on most major social networks @TawannaBSmith or catch me live on the Mom’s Guide To Travel Facebook business page or on my Periscope channel. Join the over 25K people who connect with me each month – I’d love to meet you.