Travel Love

Photo: Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kawaihae, Hawaii

When my husband, Jay, and I started our “closely, simply, freely” journey, we knew that one of our priorities would be a return to our love of travel. We explored the world often before we had kids, but ….if you have kids you don’t need me to finish the sentence. You know what happened. It just became harder.

So, in February of 2015, we started a family mission to visit all 50 states. Our arbitrary rules were that we had to spend the night and do something iconic in each state. It took us a little over two years to see our entire nation and we finished in May of 2017.

It has been a blast and we have learned so very much–about our country, about ourselves, and about how to get along with 6 people in a minivan for a really long period of time. Read about those adventures (work in progress) here:

FAQ For Our 50 States Adventures

What It’s Like to Travel with Four Kids

Our 50 States Adventure Plan

Trip #1: The Carolinas

Trip #2: Mid-Atlantic States

Here is a slide show overview of our travels followed by pictures of our adventures broken down by state. Clearly also a work in progress.

 

Alabama

 

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland