really want to see Alaska, you need wheels.
Most visitors come to the Last Frontier on a cruise ship or a plane. A motorcoach picks them up at the airport and delivers them to a hotel, to an airstrip or a national park, and they only see a small sliver of this state.
It’s a beautiful sliver, to be sure — but too small considering Alaska’s vast size.
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What’s the longest you’ve ever driven without stopping? A half a day? Twenty-four hours? More?
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”
If you’re traveling overseas, you know you’ll need a passport. But what documents do you need if you’re only planning …
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This week, I received the wonderful news from my cousin that his wife had given birth to twins. After I …
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Just as the queasiness in my stomach from the continuous onslaught of curves and cutbacks along the narrow uphill road began to subside, we rounded yet another 180-degree bend.
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The glowing red numbers on the bedside table showed a blurry 1:45 a.m. when my eyes popped open. I felt my heart pounding. I looked around.
Where were the kids?
I bolted out of bed, tripping while squinting over at the other bed in the room, covers ruffled but absolutely empty.
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Kids say the strangest things. Don’t believe me? Click on the video.
Of course we’d
never resort to threatening our kids in the car. Nuh-uh.
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We had a little fun with the Travelocity Gnome and Adobe photoshop. It’s not too hard if you use the …
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If you think whipped cream is an unhealthy item to pack on your next family road trip, think again.
A puff of the frothy mixture topping your favorite fruit can be a healthy, natural alternative to sweet pastries or cookies on your next adventure. That’s one of the many surprising discoveries we made on a recent drive from our
vacation home in the Wisconsin Dells to our cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Of course, you should choose your whip carefully.
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