Life and Adventures with Kids

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Anyone suffer trip planning anxiety?

Anyone suffer trip planning anxiety?

We’re driving to the Grand Canyon! And I’m about to lose my mind! Trip planning anxiety FTW! Right now I’m deep into the final planning stages of our next big family trip. We leave in April and my expected yet unwelcome bout of trip planning […]

The Best of Topsail Island

The Best of Topsail Island

We started off the year with a trip to one of my favorite places: Topsail Island. I’ve been going since I was a kid, and now I’m having so much fun taking the girls. Even though it’s not swimming weather, the beach in January is […]

Year of Adventure Full Recap

Year of Adventure Full Recap

We completed a year of adventure! Our year of adventure was full of 100 unique experiences and places, and was one of the best things we’ve done as a family. Some parks got counted more than once, if we did a different trail or experienced […]

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

We survived our biggest road trip fail to date. I’ve driven many miles, but this trip topped the charts as the worst yet.

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

I don’t know if I’m an expert on road tripping with kids, or just missing a few screws, but I drove almost 10,000 miles with my kids in 2017. Many of those miles I was with Jake or one of my parents, but I’ve driven almost 4,000 miles by myself with a two year old and a four year old.

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Day 17! Badlands National Park! I was so excited for this particular itinerary day, and it did not disappoint. After surviving the whirlwind of emotions the previous day, I woke up fresh faced and ready to go. Just kidding. I woke up the way all […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Day 16, Custer State Park, officially the longest I’ve ever traveled at once. And I was feeling it a bit. The whole day was polar extremes. I was either loving everything, or just completely wiped. Traveling with your husband, kids, siblings, and parents is awesome […]

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

*This post may contain affiliate links. You can check out my full disclosure here* This was our last day in Grand Teton National Park and we really wanted to make it count. It was memorable for sure. It included driving forever to a trail, not […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Another day in Yellowstone National Park! This was one of the more action packed days we had on this trip. We visited the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, drove the Grand Loop Road, and cooked dinner on the side of the road. Literally. Good thing my […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

First day in Yellowstone! Our first day in yellowstone we drove up to see Old Faithful. It’s a totally original idea and we weren’t joined by 10,000 other impatient tourists. Driving into Yellowstone totally blew me away. I realize that it probably sounds strange but […]