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”
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
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. Continue reading “How to plan an epic family getaway, no matter where you go”
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. Continue reading “5 ½ things you didn’t know about Dallas”
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. Continue reading “Fast times in Southern Indiana”
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. Continue reading “5 ½ tips for an extreme road trip with kids”