Growing up as the daughter of a United Nations human rights officer, Mina Olivera was a seasoned traveler before she could tie her own shoes. Born in Brazil, she spent much of her childhood bouncing from country to country.
Now, as the co-founder of NOVICA, an online, fair trade company based in Los Angeles, she is on the road often, searching the world for one-of-a-kind pieces of handmade art. Her socially-driven company, part owned by National Geographic, has helped more than 75,000 people in developing nations earn real-world prices for their work.
Almost out of necessity, Olivera is proactively instilling a love of adventure and excitement about long flights to the youngest of her four children, 7-year-old twins, who've already traveled to Bali, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and the Bahamas. While other people's kids throw tantrums on planes, hers play with toys and nap.
Here's how Olivera does it: