The wondrous hell of a three day drive to your vacation (with kids)

We’ve arrived in Bloomington Minnesota after a three day drive to get here. Road trips with kids can be a grand adventure when the road trip becomes the journey. Sometimes when the road trip is just a looooong drive to your destination, it’s a mixture of wonder and hell! Here’s a snapshot of the musings, experiences, and discoveries on our Minnesota road trip. 1.  Americans love multi tasking. And by that I mean diving 70mph on a busy interstate surrounded by trucks and texting. Or even reading a book or newspaper. And…

Giving up everything to travel full-time by motor home

1Dad1Kid.com A lot of people have discovered the unique opportunities that come with doing long-term travel by motor home. Here is how one “Baby Boomer” couple has been doing it for years. Just how did we ‘give up everything’ to go on the road? It’s a question we are frequently asked. Making the decision That was the …

Why Nova Scotia Should be Your First stop on the East Coast

It was our first East Coast road trip in Canada and Nova Scotia was the perfect starting point. Nova Scotia was made for road tripping. We landed at the Halifax airport, we picked up our car and set off to explore the south shore of the province. It doesn’t take long to get anywhere in Nova Scotia and there are a lot of sights to see in a fairly short …

Mother and Daughter Road Trips Will Change Your Perspective on Life

I am a true believer in the power of road trips.  There is a liberating feeling that comes with loading up the car and getting out on the open road. You get an amazing sense of freedom. It gives you the chance to pop the daily routine bubble and allow life to show you how great it really is.   Road-tripping is one thing. What I enjoy more is road-tripping alone with my daughter. No husband. No friends. Just us. It’s an experience every parent should have …

The Best Road Trips in the World

The other day Dave and I were taking part in a Twitter Chat with Johnny Jet and Chris McGinnis, and the topic was about road trips. We had never thought about it before until we started answering the questions, but we’ve done a lot of road trips. And they’ve all been pretty epic road trips to boot! Once the chat was over, I was excited to round up all the road trips we’ve done around the world. From 1 …

11 Smart Ways Our Ford Territory Makes Our Australia Road Trip Easier

When you’ve been on the road traveling around Australia for a year like us it’s the little things, and smart technology, that make life easier! Five of those months have been in our Ford Territory as we drove from Brisbane to Tropical North Queensland, around the Top End and then down the coast of Western Australia to our current location in Perth. That’s 18,000 kilometre’s on the clock and just as many family memories. That journey wouldn&#…