Those of you who have followed me for years know that every summer my family tries (keyword “tries”) to take an epic road trip.
While our first road trip came out of necessity (we didn’t have the money to fly all 5 of us to Missoula, MT for my husband’s high school reunion), that trip was enough to transform us into adventurous explorers. It’s funny when I think about it. Our biggest trip, and the one that would effectively serve to change our lives and how we viewed travel with our kids, came about because we were strapped for cash. Just a reminder that it’s not about the money as much as it is about the want and willingness…and yes, even courage, to take on the journey.
Since our road trip from New York City to Missoula in 2009, we have ventured from NYC to Texas in 2010. We took a break in 2011 to move from NYC to New Jersey, an adventure of a different kind. We packed our bags again in 2012 and went to Costa Rica, and in 2013 we did our West Coast road trip! This year, we are taking our road trip adventure to the next level: we are renting a car and road tripping across France’s Midi-Pyrenees region.
During my travels through the Bordeaux region last year, I felt an urge to share this experience with my family. So, as we do every year, we started heavily investing in our vacation fund and daydreamed away. With guidance from my friends from Atout France, we are slowly putting the trip together and cannot wait to share yet another fun experience with you all.
I will also be sharing my journey on Expedia Viewfinder, to help inspire travelers to find their own Storybook adventure. This, my friends, is certainly one of ours! We head out end of June 2014, so stay tuned!
Photo courtesy of Midi-Pyrenees website.
To read our collection of stories from our very first family road trip, when I was still NYCity Mama and my blog was nice and new, check out the following links!
The road trip that changed everything (2009):
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