Being a nomad by plane, train, and on foot is one thing, but sometimes the best way to be a nomad is by car; a classic road trip.We have lived in Florida for eight years and before that we were in Connecticut. Over the years we made many road trips along the east coast to and from Connecticut to visit our family and friends. If you ever find yourself traveling the east coast here are some must see stops along the way. We will start from Florida and make our way up to Connecticut....more
Listen, this post is not going to send you looking for one of those grocery getters with a third row of seats just so you can cram in a few more ankle biters on your family trip to Super Dandy Wilderness Resort. It will, however, give you a few tips to slightly ease your road trip pain without using Benadryl, ear plugs or idle threats....more
…than to be up and not sleeping.
It is amazing how every sound, sometimes, can keep you from falling back to sleep.Them when you think you are falling back to sleep, every thought known to mankind decides to march through your head.A question I always ask myself is why does this happen when I am off the next day?
Are you planning for holiday travel in the coming month? It's definately the time to visit family & friends which means lots of time in the car.To keep the kids happy & entertained, we've pulled together a list of more than 50+ car games & activities plus some sage advice from parents who travel all the time!...more
There are things that people tell you when they find out you are expecting a baby. Then there are things people SHOULD tell you when you are expecting a baby. They tell you, "Sleep now while you can!" but they SHOULD tell you, "Sleep now because you will NEVER EVER sleep again!" People tell you, "Say goodbye to being able to do whatever you want whenever you want!" They SHOULD tell you, "Hey! You can go on vacation all you want, but you better make sure your destination is within a six-hour radius."
This post is sponsored by Mazda CX-9 and BlogHer. Last weekend when we drove from Los Angeles to Big Bear Mountain for our first ski/snowboarding adventure, I found myself wishing we had a much bigger car so the kids didn’t even have to sit next to each other. And looking at the specs of the Mazda CX-9, I realize that as we start planning more road trips in our near future, a car that fits our growing family might be the difference between vacation hell and vacation bliss.
Last year our family of four drove from Washington State to California, and this summer we're considering road tripping all the way to Chicago. If you're brave foolhardy like us, here are some ideas to make road trips a low-key and enjoyable experience:
We are a reluctant group of road warriors. With family spaced out up to 10-12 hours in 3 different directions, we spend a lot of time making road trips to get in some quality time with them because we don't have a small fortune to invest in (or an extra child we can put on eBay to fund) plane tickets. And also because you can force me to drive 12 hours with 2 kids (4 and 2) any day before you will ever get me to agree to trap myself in an airport and on a plane with them.
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