THE LATEST FROM THE EXPLORE ALL 50 PROJECT

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Welcome to Explore All 50!

Welcome to The Explore All 50 Project! I created this website with three purposes in mind. First, it’s a travel guide filled with itineraries, tips, and not-to-be-missed places to visit across the United States. It’s also a how-to tool to help you craft educational adventures while creating wonderful experiences of your own. Finally, it is the … MORE

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The Best Recipe For a Successful Road Trip: Mix It Up!

Everybody has a different idea about what makes a road trip really special. Whether it's the scenery, the family bonding, or the mere fact that you are just getting away -you are bound to enjoy yourself (with the exception of course of a completely unexpected disaster). But what makes the standard road trip go from great to super memorable? … MORE

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Road Trip Temptation: Exploring By Taste Without Getting Off Track

As you are reading this we are out on the road on our latest road trip exploring Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. One of our family's favorite ways to explore is through taste and as I was researching our trip I came across a ton of stuff we know we'll just have to try. At home we try to eat healthfully buying organic when we can, … MORE

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Unveiled: Explore All 50’s Final T-Shirt Design!

Finally, our T-shirts have arrived! Thank you everyone for your input in helping to design our awesome shirt that is sure to be a hit and inspire lots of conversations about your road trip adventures. T-shirts will be available in men's, women's and kids sizes S, M, L, and XL. If there is a special size you need like XS or 2XL or 3XL let me know as … MORE

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A View From The Road: Election 2016—A Time to Reconnect With the Vision of Our Founding Fathers

I have always considered myself a proud and patriotic American committed to the ideals on which this country was founded.  My heart has always swelled at the thought of the land of the free and the home of the brave where generations descended from the Pilgrims to new immigrants and everyone in between could work toward a brighter future and a … MORE

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It Isn’t Always Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

Why is it that blogs make everything seem so easy and perfect? I read a few like the Pioneer Woman who cooks amazing family meals. She's so relaxed and pulls everything together so effortlessly. What about when she's missing that one ingredient and gets stuck and has to run to the market, where are her kids racing in and out of the kitchen driving … MORE

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Need Your Thoughts On Our New T-Shirt Design

I know there are so many of you like me who are on a quest to visit all 50 states.  I thought it would be totally cool to have a T-shirt showcasing that fact and letting folks know how far along you are. I've come up with a design and hope to get your feedback on it. The back lists all the states with a checkbox next to each one (though the … MORE

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Explore All 50 scores premiere guest blogger spot for The Container Store!

Wowza....I am so thrilled to share with you that The Container Store has asked me to be their first travel blogger for their online blog called Container Stories. In the post I share my story and some of my top tips for staying organized and traveling light and safe-especially with 3 kids. Make sure you check it out by clicking on the link … MORE