road trip USA

The Perfected Family Travel Packing List

by Sandra Foyt

It gets easier to come up with a packing list for a summer-long cross-country road trip when you’ve done it a few times. I have a pretty good idea of what I will actually use, and what will clutter up the car. The first time […]

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Lincoln Highway – New York to San Francisco Or Bust

by Sandra Foyt

It has been decided. Starting June 24th, thirteen-year-old Alex and I are setting out on a road trip along the Lincoln Highway. “America’s First Highway,” which runs from New York City to San Francisco, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. A century which saw a […]

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Pikes Peak – In which we climb the highest peaks in my beloved Chevy Suburban!

by Sandra Foyt

At 14,100 feet, a Pikes Peak ascent is a formidable accomplishment – even if you’re driving to the top of this Colorado mountain. Here is an account of our visit to Pikes Peak, Colorado from our first road trip across America in 2009, originally published […]

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Going Bad In South Dakota: Tourist Traps and the Badlands

by Sandra Foyt

As we headed out to Yellowstone, I heard a slight grinding sound coming from the nether regions of my 2003 Chevy Suburban. It wasn’t particularly disturbing, but I casually asked Traveling Companion to keep an eye out for an auto repair shop as it couldn’t […]

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What’s Wright with Iowa? Magic Mountains, Czech Village, Cedar Rock, and Loose Meats

by Sandra Foyt

This Foodie Adventures Road Trip has been plagued with instances of extreme bad luck, and moments of sheer fortune. Finding not one, but three street side parking spots in downtown Chicago right in front of the pizza parlor we planned on visiting was a stroke […]

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Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures

by Sandra Foyt

We’re heading out on another US road trip. In 2009, we were a mom, two kids, and a jam-packed Chevy Suburban looping the country looking for storybook settings in a Read Across America Road Trip. This time, a couple of friends are joining us in […]

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