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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!

The Stress-Free Guide to Road Trip Planning

I would like to thank Allison Morgan from TravelTravesty.com for contributing this article.

Have you been dreaming about taking the road trip of a lifetime? If you’re worried that it will be expensive and stressful, the resources on Let’s Go Road Trippin will prove that taking a road trip can be affordable and worry-free! Ready to begin making plans? You can get started with the helpful resources and tips outlined in this guide.

 

Plan Your Route

 

Wondering where to go? The following tools will help you plan out your route and ensure you arrive safely at each destination.

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”

I would like to thank Jesse Clark for contributing this article!  Check out her information at the end of the article.

If you are feeling cooped-up and need to get out and about, you are not alone! By now, most of us are tired of the pandemic limitations, yet also wish to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. Thankfully, there are ways to take a vacation in these challenging times while maintaining your budget — it just takes additional planning.

 

Staying in hotels may feel risky right now because of potential COVID-19 exposure. An RV, on the other hand, offers additional protection that can keep you and your family safe, which Let’s Go Road Trippin can attest to. Here’s what you need to plan a budget-friendly and safe adventure at this time.

Continue reading “Safe, Money-Saving Travel Tips”

A year ago, I had no idea what 2018 really had in store for me. Boy, it had plans that I couldn’t possibly have foreseen. I knew my marriage was not doing well, and it progressed to me moving out in the early Spring, followed up by a divorce as soon as possible. It was quick and painless, mostly.

But, what I didn’t see coming was everything else.

Continue reading “2018 – What a mixed bag”

Writing is hard

It is always hard for me to get my words out.  Blogging is not the easiest for me.  A new friend told me that I should do video blogs instead.  It doesn’t take any more convincing than that!  I will begin with this video.  I lost a lot of sleep coming up with a format that I like.  I enjoy making videos, but don’t like being seen or heard on them.  I watch a lot of BuzzFeed videos (click 

herefor their YouTube Channel), and recently saw a travel video that was great without words or people.  I am combining those with After Effects to create a fun style of travel videos.  I have done similar, but nothing turned out quite as nice as this one.

 

I will be doing many more videos like this.  Keep an eye on this blog, or you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel

here

 

I hope you enjoy this quick video showcasing some of the Artwork of the Chicago Loop. 

There are many ways to travel.  Some people love to go on a group tour, and others can’t stand the thought of going on a trip with a bunch of strangers.  Many people love the freedom that they have when they jump in their cars and head out on the open road.  Others can’t stand the thought of driving in their own car, winging it, not really knowing what they are doing.  There is no right or wrong way to travel, but here are the pros and cons to each.

For the sake of argument, we are going to compare road trips.  Sure you can do both types of travel by flying to the destination, but for this blog I want to focus on Road Trips.  Maybe I will do a separate blog article for flights.

 

Definitions of Group Travel and Solo Travel

First, let’s define things a little bit.  When I say group travel, most people think old people on a bus with name tags hanging around their necks that scream tourist.  Although that is the case a lot of the time, it is not always true.  There are companies that cater to the younger generation that don’t use name tags.  So, group travel is a group of people who don’t normally know each other and who individually signed up to go on a tour to some destination that follows an itinerary.

 

Solo travel is pretty much that, you and your family jump in a car and travel together to a destination and follow a loose itinerary, if you have an itinerary at all.  Usually you just know you want to do a bunch of stuff and get there and do it on your own time.  Some people probably have a hard lined itinerary… I don’t want to travel with them.  

 

Group Travel (Pros and Cons)