If you are thinking about taking a cross country road trip with your kids this summer, the best you probably think you can hope for is that it doesn't turn out like the movie Vacation. That's where you're wrong. I'm here to tell you that it CAN BE FUN!...more
I started driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike in college. I remember riding it as a child and a teen, but it wasn't until I went off on my own and figured out that I could drive from one side of my state to the other that I began driving that vast expanse of road on my own. I drove it to visit my high-school-into-college boyfriend. I drove it to watch Dave Matthews Band at State College. I drove it to my first post-college job in New Jersey. I didn't know it then, but all of my college practice was setting me up for a lifetime of driving -- back and forth -- through tunnels and around s-curves with the joys of children along.