Recently I came upon a blog from Randal Olson with a map visualizing the optimal European road trip. You may have seen his name recently as his blog post on the optimal American road trip made the round pretty freely on social media, inspiring many Americans to plan their next holiday into a great American road trip....more

Road Trip - Returning to the Midwest

We love the Road Trip.And we love the return home.Home…ahhhh“My kitchen whimsy”...more

Road Trip - Our Final Moments in NY

We spent the beginning of our last week on Road Trip at our family host’s home and then we headed to Wells, VT for a mini-vacation at a Bed & Breakfast Cottage to finish off the week. My husband was flying in to meet up with us, relax for a few days and then be my traveling companion for the return-to-home part of the Road Trip.We busied ourselves “spreading the love” as much as we could those last few days, although we were starting to wear thin. At this point in the journey we are always a bit like we have been eating way too much sugar for weeks on end, which we have....more

one month til go-time!

Road Trip - Stuck in the Kitchen, Out in the Country

As promised, it got better for my daughter, mainly because she pretty much stayed inside all week.The first morning in my beautiful country paradise found me stressed out over technology. Internet service and cell phones can be tricky and I forgot about those limitations. My cell phone service was spotty and I could only get enough bars to receive texts and make calls if I stood on one leg on the last board of the deck, clucked like a chicken and swayed back and forth. That got old....more

Road Trip - "Country Roads, Take Me Home"

A huge part of our Road Trip to Upstate NY is spent visiting many of our favorite people because the majority of them live around there. So, we make the rounds or they stop by so we can "spread the love" around.And boy can we spread the love.I suspect there is a collective sigh in Upstate NY when we hit the road for the "Return to Wisconsin" part of the Road Trip.(Some day, when my children are older, I dream of a Road Trip through the USA to visit family and friends who are scattered around. Doesn't that sound like fun?)...more

Road Trip Ramblings, Day 2

Day 2(If you missed the post for Day 1, Look for "Road Trip Ramblings" by aarynemm)My children ALWAYS sleep later on Road Trip mornings than they would if they were home.  It's another one of those Murphy's Laws of Children. Today, I would not mind if they woke up at 5 am so we could get up and get going since we have a full day of traveling ahead of us. It never happens that way and I let them sleep....more

Road Trip Ramblings

Family road trips can either scar you or get into your veins. For me, it's in my blood. I love road trips. There is nothing like getting into the car and taking off knowing that you have an adventure ahead of you....more

American Adventure- World Records & Wine

So on Monday, after 5 full days in Wilmington we headed back to Lexington. This post might be quite short. The very first bit of the trip was brilliant, after that it got a little tough and not that much fun!...more

Road Trip to Florida day 1

June 8th, 5:00 am we pulled out of our driveway to begin our road trip!  I had high hopes of leaving then, but with two kids and my hatred of waking up before dawn, I was not that optimistic.  Thankfully the stars aligned and we headed out! Our plan was to drive all the way to Savannah that day.  The drive is about 14 hours.  We would then only have about 4 hours onto Orlando the next day.  It is so much better to push and do the majority of the driving one day....more