80 Day Road Trip Cost: Expense Breakdown

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 80 We just finished an 80 day road trip, driving over 10,000 miles through 12 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces and visiting 13 national parks. The single most frequently asked question we get, is how much does something like that … Continued

Road Tripping Across Nebraska

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 78 – 79 We have officially packed up the pop up for the last time and are heading home to Illinois after eleven weeks on the road. As we leave the mountains, my husband can’t help … Continued

Photo Tour: Rocky Mountain National Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 71 – 77 Say it ain’t so. Can it really be? We’ve reached #13, the last national park of our unforgettable summer road trip. Here we are at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the third … Continued

Colorado Summer Family Fun

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 62 – 70 Most people think of Colorado as a winter destination for skiing or snowboarding, but we found summer is a great time of year to visit. The temperature is mild, the flowers are blooming … Continued

Driving Off a Cliff at Dead Horse Point State Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 61 It’s one of the most iconic chick flicks of the 90’s: two BFF’s, the open road, a murder, a police chase and a plunge off a cliff at the Grand Canyon. Or was it? Nope, the … Continued

The Wow Factor at Canyonlands National Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 59 & 60 Nature has a way of making me feel small and insignificant yet powerful and important all at the same time. These feelings consumed me as I sat on a mesa overlooking the extraordinary … Continued

Arches National Park: 2 Day Itinerary

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 56 – 58 Change is good for the soul; whether it is a change within a relationship, career or life in general. Even a change in scenery can be refreshing and rejuvenating. We have been on the … Continued

Idaho: Not Just Potatoes

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 54 & 55 I have never set foot in Idaho so excuse me if I sound uninformed when I say, the biggest thing Idaho has going on is potatoes. It’s the only thing that came to … Continued

Nature’s Resilience at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 50 – 53: GOODBYE WASHINGTON For our last few days in Washington, we developed night terrors about the “dangerous sleeping giants” that lurk here, then took a wonderful hike to a tranquil waterfall to calm our … Continued

Mount Rainier National Park: Tolmie Peak Trail

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAY 49: The Best Hike in Mount Rainier That’s it, the final vote is in and we decided our utmost favorite hike in Mount Rainier National Park is the Tolmie Peak Trail. Why you ask? Because the … Continued

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