Kristi Roe-Owen

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Tulsa, OK
Northeastern State University
Neurodivergent Travel, Family Travel, Music Festival Traveling
  • A huge fan of quirky roadside attractions and museums, Kristi has traveled to 30 U.S. states and is constantly searching for obscure theme parks and curiosities hidden off the beaten path.
  • A parent of three quirky, creative teens, she has written extensively about family travel and autism advocacy for her award-winning TulsaKids Magazine parenting blog "Coffee Nebula" on
  • Kristi has taken many road trips to watch her favorite bands play. She's seen more than 300 concerts and traveled to Bonnaroo Music Festival seven times.


A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kristi has been a professional writer and editor since 1998 when she started writing music, film, and event reviews for a local rag called Infinity Press. A proponent for neurodiversity-inclusive travel, she has been sharing her neurospicy family's adventures for years on her TulsaKids Magazine blog Coffee Nebula, which earned the 2021 and 2022 Parenting Media Association Gold Blogger Award. Her takes on everything from Disney to TikTok travel hacks can be found on Explore.


Kristi earned her associate's degree in humanities at Tulsa Community College. She finished a bachelor's of English and political science and most of an M.A. at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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