Read all about some great ‘Family Travel Road Trip Tips’ and enter to win a GoPro and other awesome prizes

 One Lane

Don’t Get Road Blocked

Getting ready for a family road trip? Summer is nearly here and many of us are looking to get away and head off for fun and adventure. When planning a trip with your vehicle, there is much to consider. Where will you go, how much will it cost, what can you see along the way, what will you eat? Don’t get stressed and hit a road block! There are many tips from seasoned travelers that can help you plan a memorable and pleasurable trip. At the end of this post, please read up on the fellow travel bloggers ‘trip tips’. Plus, you have a chance to win some great prizes! Roam if You Want To ..On the Road Again. Here are a few of ours that we suggest if you are the type of family that loves surprise and serendipity . Un-orchestrated encounters that make the experience exciting. Like so many road and travel songs portray, it’s seems to be an inner human desire, to explore, to get away and see what the world has to offer.

Road Trips

Ramble On

Go someplace you’ve never been. Somewhere else. We pick out our destination, order the maps and area guides ahead of time. Just so we are not wasting time, it’s good to plan. For our family, we need to try and stay with relatives or friends in the places we’d like to see. Once we have that sorted out, we don’t plan too much beyond that. It’s refreshing to let the journey unfold as it will. And travel can change your life. A local road trip we took a few years back landed us unexpectedly on a movie set. Just by following signs to explore an historical section of a town we’ve never been to.  HBO’s  “Killing Lincoln” was being filmed. So we stayed to watch and got to meet the cast, assistant director and crew. And through a series of events since that encounter, we have now been in 3 movies as background actors! One thing leads to another..more songs, more family stories to gather along the way of the path of life. Don’t be afraid to let the road guide you.

Map it Out

Map it Out

Hit the road, Jack…and Ramble On. Our idea of a great road trip is to come upon unexpected ( albeit favorable) adventures. As we ramble on towards our end point, we like to venture and meander to see where the road takes us. Once when our kids were little and we were touring upstate New York looking for a spot to have our picnic lunch, we saw a small sign that read “Child’s Park”. Perfect, a playground and park area, so we thought. Climbing up the mountainous road, we come upon the spot in which the sign led us. No park, no playground..but and incredible waterfall and nature hike area. It was someones name, Child’s. You can go your own way..Somewhere out there. Keep an open mind, be patient and let the road take you where it will. Good family memories can be made this way. Things that we experience, the people we meet along the way, the mishaps and breakdowns, they all count for learning and appreciation. These tips are not on any typical list. It’s more like an attitude or philosophy to try and achieve. Along with all of the practical and fruitful travel tips for a road journey, allowing yourself to be a free spirit will be rewarded in the end. So Hit the Highway onto that Freeway of Love ..love of family and exploring this beautiful world together.

Space Shuttle Launch

Beyond Earth Travel

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Our Grand prize includes a GoPro HERO (camera only, $129 value), a selfie stick ($25 value) and three Lonely Planet Road Trip Guides ($30 value).


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  6. Wow – Child’s park sounds fun! Who would’ve thought it wasn’t really a park with a playground but one with a waterfall and hike? We’re going to picnic outside more often to get some fresh air and breeze from the lake!

    • Fun! Fresh air and being near the water is always so reviving. The other day we went meandering and came upon an awesome pottery farm and an old cemetery where we saw had engraved head stones.

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