All roads lead to Winnipeg. Sorry, Rome. But in the Canadian midwest, that’s certainly true. It is a hub for conservation and environmental awareness and a center of commerce and culture, as well as a crossroads of the human rights movement. Continue reading “An adventure at Winnipeg’s crossroads”
You should have seen the expression on my ten-year-old son’s face when we arrived at the St. Lawrence Market.
He’s our family’s resident foodie. And he looked like he’d just landed in heaven. Continue reading “These Canadian cities are yours to discover”
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. Continue reading “Why we travel”
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? Continue reading “Taking a spin around Montreal”
Can we talk bathrooms?
I’m in the Starbucks in Statesville, N.C., and it’s all I can think about. The bathrooms. Continue reading “I’ll spare you the potty humor on this Starbucks story”
“Stay with us,” said Molly. It was an unexpected offer from a close friend.
We were swinging through Rochester, New York at the start of our grand North American tour and we wanted to visit with her and her family. But stay? Our friendship was solid. Could it withstand a full fledged visit by our family of five? Continue reading “When not to stay with friends”
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? Continue reading “When Starbucks says “over ice” I don’t think they mean this”
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. I’ll tell you how that turned out in a minute. Continue reading “Hey drivers, pace yourself or this could happen”
This is a blueberry muffin and breakfast sandwich order at Starbucks — the usual for my ten-year-old son, Iden, and my eight-year-old daughter, Erysse.
They’re Starbucks regulars.
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. Continue reading “Are you ready for our Starbucks road trip?”
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. Continue reading Getting ready for the most epic family road trip