For three weeks, our family of four (plus one set of grandparents) canvassed Kauai. From the relaxed and sunny South Shore to the more adventurous and remote North Shore, we - and our trusted minivan rental - sought out all that the isle had to offer, which we've bundled up below to hopefully assist in your own travel planning.
Finding Zen in Joshua Tree
California's Mohave Desert wasn't just a remote retreat; it was the kickoff to seven months of global travel for our family. Along with the arid environment and expansive views came all of our emotional baggage - the slow adjustment to life without 9-to-5 jobs (and steady income), nearby family and friends, and the transition to full-time parenting and 24/7 general togetherness.
Maine on the Move: A Coastal Road Trip
I’d love to romanticize the reason we packed our bags and flew to Maine. But the truth is that we were too scared to fly further than two hours the first time we had our kid in tow. So, we paired proximity with butter-drenched lobster rolls and ocean views, and had ourselves a vacation plan.
Hooch, Horses & Hiking: Four Days & A 40th Birthday in Kentucky
What do you get for a whisky-loving wanderluster that's nearing the big 4-0? A weekend away, family style, with a dabbling of distilleries and a whole lot of hiking (because that's also one of his favorite things).
Road Trip: Discovering Hocking Hills
Ever since we returned from the Hocking Hills, we've been asking ourselves how all of metro Detroit isn't familiar with the easily road-trippable destination, just south of Columbus in Ohio.