What's This All About?

Every time my family goes on a trip and I blow up social media with pictures and stories, I start getting messages.  “How do you get your kids to last that long in the car?” “How can you afford to drive across the country and see all those places?” “How do you fit so much stuff into one week?”  “What do you do about food?” “About the weather?” “About bears?”  

People want to know how we do it.  

“What kind of tent should we get?” “What time of year should we visit?” “What are the best hikes once we get there?” “What all should we pack?”  

People want to know how we do it because they want to do it too.

Well, I’m starting this blog to answer these questions as best I can.  In a nutshell, this will be a how-to guide for camping road trips with kids.  I will share my ideas about how to keep costs down, about sleeping/eating/functioning outdoors, how to get from A to B, and I might even get philosophical once in a while about necessity of traveling and exploring.  I’ll give in-depth(ish) reviews of national parks, state parks, specific hikes, and other destinations that we have visited.  I’ll talk about ways to salvage a trip when everything seems to go wrong.  Plus a whole lot of other stuff.

Please if you have any specific questions, suggestions, corrections, or advice, feel free to email me or leave a comment.  If there is a particular place I’ve visited that you want to know about, just ask.  And if it’s a place I haven’t visited, well golly gee shucks, I guess I’ll just have to go there and check it out.

I am not a professional or some kind of traveling guru.  I just love adventure.  So does my family.  It is our favorite thing.  I love talking about it and I want everyone to enjoy it as much as we do.

People want to know how we do it?  It’s just what we do.  You and your family can, too.