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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Most people know a big city by its skyline, but in Chicago, despite its instantly recognizable silhouette, it’s all about the waterways. At least that’s how our family sees it.read more
From the air, the Midwest looks like a checkerboard, with squares of cornfields, pastures, and farms spread across a perfectly flat landscape. But from the ground, it can be an outside-the-box experience.read more
On the road again
The Elliott Family is going on The Most Epic Family Road Trip and you’re invited. Let us know if we’re going to be visiting the city you live in or if you have recommendations on things to see and do while we’re on the road. Music, food, theater, art, history or architecture, anything you’d like to share with us.
Here’s a quick run down of the places we’ll be visiting:
Florida: Orlando (origin)
North Carolina: Charlotte (overnight)
Pennsylvania: Harrisburg (overnight)
New York: Rochester
Washington: San Juan Islands, Seattle
Oregon: Portland, Bend
Idaho: Boise (overnight)
Nebraska: Lincoln (overnight)
Iowa: Des Moine
We may have to change the itinerary towards the end of our trip to allow for some paranormal activity in some haunted spots. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you up to date with all the drama as our family of five embark on this almost nine week adventure.
If you’d like us to visit your area on an upcoming road trip, don’t hesitate to send us an email.