This is what happened when I took a 30-day road trip with 4 teenagers

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). Read more “This is what happened when I took a 30-day road trip with 4 teenagers”

Aspire to travel the world? Read this before you go

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. Read more “Aspire to travel the world? Read this before you go”

How to survive a road trip with your kids

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. Read more “How to survive a road trip with your kids”

The worst road trip annoyances, and what to do about them

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. Read more “The worst road trip annoyances, and what to do about them”

Easy riding in the Appalachians

So what if the motorcycle rumbles like a purring cougar with smoker’s voice? Anyone got a problem with that? Read more “Easy riding in the Appalachians”

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