Hey drivers, pace yourself or this could happen

Hey drivers, pace yourself or this could happen

What’s the longest you’ve ever driven without stopping? A half a day? Twenty-four hours? More? Well, try this on for size: We needed to get from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado back to our home in Orlando. But we only had two days. That’s about 2,000 miles and at least 30 hours of driving.

Fast times in Southern Indiana

Fast times in Southern Indiana

When you think of Southern Indiana, do images of sweeping plains, dotted with picturesque farms come to mind? Yeah, me too. The last thing I expected to find was an ornate, turn-of-the-century European-style resort, an over-the-top historic hotel or an adrenaline-laced adventure park.

5 ½ tips for an extreme road trip with kids

5 ½ tips for an extreme road trip with kids

Any road trip that requires more than 12 hours in a car is, by its very nature, extreme. Add kids to the equation, and it becomes a test of your character – and theirs. We’ve been traveling with our family of five since our oldest (now 13) was in diapers, and we know a thing or two about endurance.

Overheard in Minneapolis, dontcha know?

Overheard in Minneapolis, dontcha know?

Minneapolis looks just like any other big American city. There are skyscrapers, fast-talking urbanites, streetcars and even a brand-new football stadium being constructed in a revitalized part of town. But Minneapolis sounds different. It’s in the way they talk here, a peculiar way of saying things that betrays a Scandinavian sense of understatedness.