I call this our winter vacation. We spent it in warm weather. We hiked, biked, swam in pools and the ocean, and did the Florida amusement parks. We prepped and packed for our international part of our trip. The beach is amazing in December! We started in Charleston, camping on an old plantation. We did … Continue reading What did we do in December?
Perhaps living in the camper is easy because we spend so little time there. The US camper part of our trip is quickly coming to a close (although we have one camper month at the end of the Adventure Year, more about that later). Before we left, we paired down the stuff we were bringing … Continue reading Minimalism – Or How We Lived in 270 Square Feet with Five People for Six Months
It's fun to keep track of our world schooling activities. I keep a simple list from our trip of activities that are educational in some way or another for the kids. I was scrolling and scrolling to the bottom the other day and realized it's getting pretty long. And since I haven't posted in a … Continue reading World Schooling – On the Road
Following the winery road from vineyard to vineyard, talking and relaxing with friends... That is how I remember my prior visits to Napa. But Napa with kids can be tough. The winery road is not so accommodating to those only old enough for grape juice. And the patience of kids wears thin listening to adults … Continue reading Napa with Kids
From Washington State, we drove from the Pacific to the Atlantic, with a detour through Canada. Starting at Olympic National Park in Washington State, we hit Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario and ended in Acadia National Park in Maine... all such pearls of national parks. And wow, the United States is huge. Bruce Peninsula … Continue reading From Coast to Coast – Our Trek Across the Country
A quick guide to get internet on the road, without having to spend a fortune.
Creating a travel plan for a big trip can be a bit daunting. Here are a few key considerations for planning a long trip.
Only have one day to visit Yosemite? Well, Yosemite is so spectacular, you can see a lot in one day! Here's an overview for visiting Yosemite Valley in a day.
Goodbye Malibu! After spending several weeks in Malibu, we headed north, still in California – what a big state! We stopped at Yosemite for a day, staying just outside and driving in at dawn, watching the sun rise through the amazing-ness of Yosemite. The girls proclaimed this the best park ever! (Later they debated their … Continue reading Headed North – California and Beyond!
Sandy beaches, golden hills, great weather. "21 Miles of Scenic Beauty" as the signs say. And there are a ton of fun activities. Malibu’s a fabulous vacation town during the summer. We just ended a three week stay in Malibu as the first major stop of our year long trip. Having visited family in the … Continue reading Malibu Edition – Family Favorites