Goodbye, Iowa! Hello, Nebraska! Two hours southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, is the quaint little town of Hebron. Brick roads, cute little directional signs, and well-manicured laws escorted us through town as we sought out Roosevelt Park and our first destination besides food on our Four Corners Roadtrip - the World’s Largest Porch Swing. As our… Continue reading Road Side Stop: World’s Largest Porch Swing
Car loaded, people rested, and pastries in hand, we were out the door bright and early for the start of our Four Corners Roadtrip. For the first time in the history of forever, we were on the road before scheduled, making the beginning of the trip relatively relaxing. Or as relaxing as a 4 1/2… Continue reading Other Eats: McAlister’s Deli – Council Bluffs, IA
We are back! From July 27 to August 11, 2019, we took our family of 5 including kids aged 14, 12, and 10 on a trip through Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. 16 Days. 7 States. 4873 Miles. We stayed in 11 hotels, ate 2 must-eat foods, and sampled a must-eat… Continue reading Road Trip 2019 – Four Corners
Now that we're packed and ready to go it's time to put all the important information together so we don't forget anything. I use binders, one for me and one for each kid. The Mom Binder: Family Scavenger Hunt: Even Mom needs to have a little fun! This scavenger hunt has been put together over… Continue reading Bind it Up!
Now that our trip is planned, it's time for my least favorite part...packing! It's so hard to know how much and what to pack!! I keep a list on my phone and edit it every trip with things we forgot or things we took but didn't need. I'm sharing my list with you here, but… Continue reading Bag it Up!
I just finished showing you how I plan a trip, so now let's talk about getting ready to leave. As I write this, we are preparing for our next trip (not the one I just planned for you). There are several things I've learned from our previous trips that have led to a checklist of… Continue reading Know Before You Go
This post is a continuation of my series on planning a road trip. Having added meals and hotels, we are almost done creating a roadtrip to the Northwest. I've taken you through almost all of the steps I use to plan a great trip. We've picked our major activities, planned the route, added hotels and… Continue reading The World’s Largest WHAT?
This post is a continuation of our "How to plan a roadtrip" Series. After timing out the parks on my example road trip, I was over my time frame by 2 days and had yet to add in food and other little stops. It was time to make the tough decisions. Looking over the route,… Continue reading Food, Fuel, and Fixing
Our trip route is pretty much set after the last post, but that doesn't mean we're finished. We have a lot of fine tuning left to do. This post is going to focus on how I decide how much time we are going to spend at a given National Park. For this, I use the… Continue reading Explore Your Parks
In my last post I showed you how to start planning a Northwest USA roadtrip. We had added national parks and state capitols to a preliminary route. Now it's time to add other things which might interest my family. If you are more into cities than national parks, this might also give you some inspiration… Continue reading Adding the Urban