I love traditions. One of my favorite family traditions is the road trip I take with my two teenagers and a couple of their friends every summer. That’s when I load up the minivan with these four teenage girls and all their “necessities” to hit the open road looking for adventure (and plenty of Hampton Inn waffles and takeout pizza). “This is what happened when I took a 30-day road trip with 4 teenagers”
Nothing changes you like travel does.
I know, because after 26 years of suburban stability, I recently sold my house, pulled up my stakes and hit the road. I’m a different person because of it. “Aspire to travel the world? Read this before you go”
About halfway through a 3,755-mile road trip from Orlando to Seattle, I had a little reality check. It happened a few minutes into an hour-long interview with an NPR show in Madison, Wis., when the topic swerved toward unruly kids in a car. “How to survive a road trip with your kids”
It’s the little things that inflict big headaches when you’re driving during the summer, like poor road conditions, cellular dead spots and pretty much anything to do with bathrooms. “The worst road trip annoyances, and what to do about them”
With the busy summer travel season now in full swing, you probably expect the predictable “how to travel this summer” story. Not this year. “What not to do this summer”