We’ll think of a reason later. That’s what we said when we started traveling as a family back in 2010. That’s a lot of time to think of a reason. Well, we have.
You’re in a city, but it could be any city. You’re riding alongside a port, but it could be any port. But it’s not just any city and it’s not just any port, it’s Montreal. How can you tell?
Can we talk bathrooms? I’m in the Starbucks in Statesville, N.C., and it’s all I can think about.
When choosing between staying at a hotel or with friends, you’re faced with a complex decision tree – as we used to say in business school.
We’re at Starbucks at SR 40 & I-95. They’re advertising iced drinks on the door. But why buy a beverage when you can step right inside and freeze?
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.
During the next month, we’ll be trekking across the United States and Canada by car, stopping at random Starbucks restaurants along the way until we reach our final destination: the Starbucks at First and Pike in Seattle.
We’re about to embark on an (almost) nine-week road trip from Florida, across Canada, back through the northern states of the US and home. With more than 20 stops over 50 plus days this is by far the most sophisticated itinerary we’ve attempted.
Want to start an argument? Just ask two people to define an “epic” adventure. And then walk away. Don’t worry, I won’t do that. But allow me to add my two cents to the debate: I don’t think it’s where you go but what you do that matters the most.
It only takes few minutes in Dallas to know that they’re happy you decided to visit. For someone originally from New York, it was a little disconcerting, but my Florida-born kids loved the attention.