Elliott familyMeet the Elliott family — Aren, Iden, Erysse and their parents, Chris and Kari.

Aren had one of the first baby blogs back in 2003. His father, Chris, publishes a travel blog and writes for National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post.

Kari has an MBA and was building websites before most people knew there was an Internet. The two youngsters on her lap are Iden and Erysse. They have interesting names, and they’re cute. Here’s a little more about the family.

The Elliotts are on an adventure of a lifetime.

In 2011, we began with a cross-country trip in the United States, learning about history, culture and geography.

OK, so a family experiencing America isn’t exactly new. But the Elliotts have been doing it with a creative twist. They’re taking it slow – really slow. They’re spending weeks, and even months, in each location, digging deep into a region and living like locals.

Please join them. You can follow along on this site or track them on Twitter or Facebook.

See you out there!