Here’s A New Way To Explore – Let Your Passion Be Your Road Trip Guide

Wrigley Field

Road tripping can be fun and incredibly educational but it can also be a great way to explore a particular interest, pastime or hobby, such as baseball.  On my last road trip to New England, I had the great pleasure of meeting the Richmond family who make their home in Boston and are dedicated Red Sox Fans.  Larry and Tracy are the proud parents of Caleb and Owen (ages 10 and 8) and their family has taken on the … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Start Thinking About Next Summer’s Road Trip Now!

Spontaneity is great for a quick trip or weekend getaway, but a big summer road trip requires lots of planning.  The season is just about over and I am already thinking about where we’re going next summer.  Sure, I am a travel junkie and always start planning my next trip the minute I get home, but there are also some really great reasons to start thinking ahead. Here’s what you can do now to take advantage of … [Read more...]

Navigating Car Rentals

Car Rentals

What you need to know before you drive Finding a great car rental is one of the most important elements of your trip. After all, you’ll be spending hours in that vehicle getting from place to place, so you want your ride to be nice, big enough for you and your gear, and reliable—all of course at the best possible price. Here are some tips I’ve learned over my numerous road trips (and car rentals) to help you … [Read more...]

Road Trip Themes

Road Trip Themes

Planning a trip around an idea When planning a trip I like to focus on an idea or message based on the places we are going and the sights we’ll see. Themes are a great way to connect an entire itinerary to what your kids are learning in school, or to general ideas in everyday life. It’s important to make sure that your theme is age appropriate so everyone gets the most out of each trip. Our very first road … [Read more...]

RV Adventures- Give Your Romantic Vision A Reality Check First!

RVs

“Ahhh the romance of the open road…traveling with my family...all of us together in our little camper…” It all sounds good on paper, but there are many things to consider before you embark on your road trip if you’re considering taking an RV. For those of you seasoned RV travelers, my hat’s off to you. Once was enough to decide that it just wasn’t for me. On our very first road trip to Washington and … [Read more...]

Hotel Hunt: Get the Right Room at the Right Price

Hotels

If you’re like me and RVs are not an option, then hotels are where you’ll be staying over the course of your trip.  Choosing a hotel can be a scary process if you have no knowledge of the area and are working with a limited budget, but using my helpful tips can take out some of the guesswork in finding acceptable hotels. 1. Chain hotels are usually a safe bet (and you could get breakfast for … [Read more...]

Mapping Your Road Trip

Map

What you need to know to figure out how far you can go. Once you’ve decided on a particular region and you’ve figured out how many days you can spend, the next part is planning your route and mapping your trip. I have found that, by and large, the best approach is to create a loop in which you start and stop in a large city where you can fly in and out of, and rent and return your vehicle (if necessary). A … [Read more...]