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This article was written by Sarah Bull.  Thank you for your contribution!

Let’s Go Road Trippin! understands that whether you’re flying across the country or heading out on a family road trip, traveling with kids can be a little intimidating. Toddler tantrums and bored teenagers can cause all kinds of hiccups in your travel plans. But family-friendly travel doesn’t have to be stressful! It really is possible to return from your family vacation feeling relaxed and rejuvenated — you just need to be prepared. Here are some tips to keep your next trip fun and fulfilling for the whole family.

 

Get on the Road

 

A family road trip with kids involved is no small feat, and since this can be a costly, chaotic affair, you want to get it right!

Light at the end of the Tunnel?

First off, is COVID actually going away soon?  I don’t know.  Vaccinations are up, but so are infection rates.  I am not a scientist or anything and I don’t know how to interpret that information.  I am going to be an optimist and ASSUME that COVID lockdowns will ease up more in the next couple of months. *crossing my fingers*

Let’s Prepare anyway

Since I am getting my 2nd shot in just a couple of days, I am starting to make plans to travel.  It will be a month or so until I do anything good, because I have a lot more than just getting vaccinated.

  • I will still wear a mask until the CDC says it is safe not to.
  • I will social distance until the CDC says I can hug people again.. I am looking forward to that.
  • I will still use hand sanitizer, as always. 

I will be road tripping more this year than I have in the past 2 years.  I do have a “normal” day job now, so I can plan weekend trips, and I have some vacation time coming up.  But, I have more to consider than my health safety.  I need a good road trippin’ vehicle. Continue reading “Gearing up for Post COVID Travel”

Enjoy the View

My wife, her sister, brother-in-law, and I were sitting having a light lunch at this little place with one of the best views of Pattaya, Thailand. I was looking around, enjoying just being there, looking at the view, and then I noticed something I have seen too many times. Do you see any problems in this picture?

How about these pictures?

Continue reading “Seriously, people, PUT DOWN YOUR PHONES”

I like sitting at home

I have a small apartment.  No couch, two chairs, a computer desk, and a bed.  A pretty bare place, but I like to stay home.  I don’t even have a TV.  What do I do when I am home?  I sit at the computer, edit videos, post videos, use social media to let people know about the videos, then, I go down the social media black hole. 

Of course, I also watch Netflix and Amazon Prime.  I am pretty normal in most aspects.  I have been known to not leave my apartment for days.  That is NOT good for me, or anyone else!!

I love getting out

Continue reading “It Feels Good to Get Out and Explore”

I recently watched a video about traveling to Thailand.  Click here to see the video.  In it, he talks about getting your house in order.  And he doesn’t mean paying your bills and making sure the door is locked.  He is talking about having your head straight.  I occasionally experienced people who were not ready for travel when I was a tour manager.

Continue reading “Are you REALLY Ready to Travel?”

I do this all for you, the viewer, the fan, the reader, the one who comments, the haters, the ones who don’t comment.

I have been working hard on Let’s Go Road Trippin.  From a complete overhaul of the website, to creating better videos.  I want to give you inspiration to help you out.  To maybe show you something you didn’t know existed.But, WHY do I do this?  

Continue reading “I want to make it better, for you”

Lets go road trippin. What does that actually mean? For me being tied to a 9 to 5, it means being able to drop the work world and embrace the unknown. Sometimes we can just pick a destination and if we observe something that looks fun to explore, we do it. And so can you! Or better yet stop for gas or a healthy lunch i.e. burger and fries, and ask someone what is there to do around here, or what is going on this weekend? You will be amazed what you will find.

Continue reading “Open Road”

Why do these odd sculptures exist?

Although I haven’t done any in-depth research on why these exist, I have a pretty good guess.  Of course, if you disagree, I am sure you will tell me in the comments below.

My theory is simple.  When the highway system was being created, and roads like Route 66 allowed people to travel longer distances, small businesses wanted to get those passerby’s attention.  And to do that, they figured they could break the monotony of driving by putting up some strange statue or sculpture to get people to stop and take a picture, and perhaps spend a little time at their place of business.

I am sure it worked in some cases, and I would love to know the overall success rate of them.

Where do they come from?

Continue reading “Odd Roadside Sculptures in the U.S.”