This summer we took on a new kind of vacation/adventure for our family.We’ve done trips before to a beach house for a week, Disney World, the summer of trips to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Honolulu for work, and Vegas for a wedding.All of those were rewarding in their own ways, but this summer was to be my magnum opus in a way.I planned an epic post school year getaway for the family that would end up taking us coast to coast by plane, train, and automobile (minus the train, but we did see plenty!).While it wasn’t exactly what I planned, we had a great time being crammed into our new to us Subaru (had hoped for a family van, but things didn’t quite work out that way for us).
Because this was such an epic trip, I’m going to break it down into sections to make it easier to digest and write.Below, you’ll find a map of our trip and a list of all the places we went with links each of the individual posts for each section.Enjoy!
Next summer, I want to drive. Far. Seeing inspiration from another blog called Road Trip the World and their road trip this summer (aptly named Adventure Van Travels), has me craving a long family road trip. Somewhere far from New Jersey.
After months of changing plans, the boy and I were finally able to lock down a date and location and headed out on our first camping trip. Last week, we headed up to Worthington State Forest for an overnight trip and it was a resounding success.
In my last post, I mentioned that I had found a local park that looked to be a good place to get some hiking in with the family. Rancocas State Park is about 40 minutes away from my home, but looked to be sufficiently isolated to warrant the trip. Continue reading “Rancocas State Park”