About our Families
Road Trips for Families is brought to you by real families who love to take road trips. Every chance we get, we load up and find somewhere to go.
Sheri Wallace, Editor
As a kid, I didn’t really think about a road trip being anything special, it was just how we got around. No iPods, no games, just fights with siblings in the back seat and seeing America. I think our family visited at least 30 states before I graduated from elementary school. At some point I realized that not everyone had a family that loved to travel, but it’s always been something that stuck with me. Our family is ready to go anywhere with very little excuse. Always looking for the scenic route, we’ve frustrated more than a couple of fellow travelers who travel by the more direct school of thinking.
Our trips range from leisurely wanderings around an area, looking for the places only a local know to extreme 3,000 mile journeys in less than a week. Now that my daughter is in school, it takes a little more planning but we hit the road every summer. My biggest goal right now is to plan a year-long road trip around North America. My secret obession? Vintage campers.
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A mom of three currently living in Wisconsin, the Midwest has been “home” for most of my life. Daughter of an elementary school teacher, subjecting kids to road trips laced with geography and social studies lessons has permeated another generation in our family tree. A proponent of healthy dining while away from home, we love a kid’s menu without hot dogs and chicken nuggets. Geocaching since 2010, I am the proud owner of the registered trademark Going on VaCachen—geocaching on vacation. We are team CalORie.
A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, I also author the Travel Mom Julie column at MadisonMamas.com, a website for high-tech families living in greater Madison, Wisconsin. Constantly adding content to the Milwaukee Loves Kids and Madison Loves Kids smart phone applications, our family knows A LOT about raising kids in the dairy state (mmm, cheese curds!). Check out my new site Wisconsin Parent, a one-stop web resource for families living in and visiting the Dairy State.
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I am a homeschooling mother of two with a passion for road trips and traveling. Combining travel and education has been surprisingly easy and incredibly fun. Not a month goes by that I don’t pile the kids and gadgets into the car and hit the road for a learning adventure. I’m a high-tech mom, so we’re fully connected and researching the whole time.
As a native New-Englander, I’ve grown up surrounded by historical landmarks and I managed to marry a man who likes to stop at every landmark plaque we pass on the road. My goal is to drive through all 50 states in America, sharing my adventures at 100 Routes Across America. I’m fascinated by the history of our country and our roadways and I look forward to sharing my family’s experiences with you.
Before I started my grade 4 year at school, I’d lived in four different family homes and traveled to the likes of Germany, Denmark, London, Israel, and Cyprus. Now I am the mother of a child in grade 4 and my fondest hope as a parent is that she collects just as many wonderful travel memories.
My husband is a large souvenir that I brought back from Australia and he loves to rock-climb and do outdoors and adventure travel. As a Canadian who tires easily of the winter, I prefer an ocean breeze with a cold chardonnay. My daughter, who is almost 10, is more high-energy like her father and my son, who is 4, is happy to hang out and take in the sights with his mom. Somehow we make it all work — and without breaking the bank. Here, I’ll share what has worked (and not worked) for our family. And so off we go! I hope you enjoy the ride.
The Milukas Family – Guest Blog
In 2004 our family of 5 “chucked-it-all” and headed out to explore America with a 33′ fifth wheel camper! We spent 18 incredible months on the road: exploring, learning, adventuring and growing closer and closer as a family. We covered over 40,000 miles from our old home in New England to the Florida Keys, across the Heartland and desert, and from California to the Arctic Circle in Alaska!
Road tripping means more to us than what we’re seeing or where we are hanging our hat: it is about family togetherness and time spent creating Lifetime memories! Come share the adventure at www.FamilyTourUSA.com
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