One thing that the Smith Family is lacking is a big fat chunk of time for travel. We have about one week a year that we can dedicate to going wherever we want. Other vacations are either Mom and the kids traveling solo or in whatever city Daddy is teaching in. That’s why this Monday I am dreaming of a multi week roadtrip, perhaps up to the Pacific Northwest or to several National Parks. Maybe we would even head out to Montana to visit my friend Joanne, Something that would give our family a chance to explore new parts of the country and give our California born and bred kids a new perspective on what life is like in the other 49 states.
A few of my favorite travel bloggers have attempted such trips. If you are also road trip dreaming on this Monday morning stop by and visit:
Last year On The Go With Amy took a spectacular road trip along the Mississipi. It was a family adventure a la Travels With Charley or Jack Kerouac. If you didn’t catch this trip on the first run. Check out Amy’s archives of her Mississipi Road Trip.
My friend Sharlene Trekaroo Editor and blogger at Double the Adventure had an amazing road trip last year. She headed up into Canada then across the American west. Most of the trip she traveled on her own with two toddlers…amazing! I loved following her journey and suggest that you do as well. Sharlene is very focused on helping her kids explore the natural world so she has great tips for hiking with kids. Her photos are also spectacular. Here are the archives for Sharlene’s 2009 Canadian and US roadtrip.
Mara at Mother of All Trips also had some great roadtrip posts last summer. I couldn’t find a link to the archive of her trip, but here is a post that gives you an idea plus some links to great road trip tips.
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Bridget Smith, mom of three, loves to blog about everyday adventures. Her mission is to change the world; one kid, one destination, one effortless trip, one overworked mom, one frazzled dad... one day at a time! Come and join her.