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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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Julie Henning, Midwest Editor

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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Follow Julie on Twitter @RoadTripsFeedMe and @KidFriendlyMad

Shannon EntinShannon Entin, Northeast Editor

I am a homeschooling mother of two with a passion for road trips and traveling. Combining travel and education has been surprisingly easy and rewarding. 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.

Follow Shannon on Twitter @ShannonEntin.

Julie Harrison, Canadian Editor

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.

Follow Julie on Twitter @CoffeeWithJulie and on her personal blog, Coffee With Julie.

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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  • […] (Julie Henning is the “Feed Me” and Geocaching editor of Road Trips for Families. Special thanks to Traci Suppa, founder of “Go BIG or Go Home,” for alerting us to this extraordinary plumbing story!) […]

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    Thanks for following us.
    Ginger Hecht

  • Sheri says:

    Will email you about this and also some ideas I have.


  • Christina Jenkins says:

    Hey! I was interested in contributing a guest post and wondering if you are accepting them. My idea was for, “Escape the Ordinary: Travel Like a Local & Save”.

    If this sounds interested shoot me an email and I’ll gladly send it over :)

    Thank you!!

  • Sheri says:

    Sure! Email me at sheri at roadtripsforfamilies dot com and let’s chat!

  • Steve Denyes says:

    Hi Sheri,

    My name is Steve Denyes. I perform in the kids music duo, Hullabaloo. We about to release a new album entitled “Road Trip”. It’s a collection of 13 family-car-travel songs designed to keep the little ones grooving on those long car rides.

    Traci Suppa of GoBigOrGoHome suggested that I contact you to see if you might like a copy of the CD. If you’re interested, just email me your address and I’ll drop a copy in the mail.

    Thanks for your time,

  • Sheri says:

    Did Julie email you? If not, her email is julie at roadtripsforfamilies dot com. Traci emailed us and we’re super interested! Thanks for writing! Sheri

  • Jules says:

    Just caught one of your reveiws, love the idea and focus toward families on the road or those on the run, like us. We have a great product you think you might like, Beanitos, The Bean Chips. Check out the website and I’m sure they will send you some sample to try too. They are a huge hit in our Celiac group! And they are a family friend of mine :) – Jules

  • Alanna says:

    Hi there Sheri, Julie and the Milukas Family,
    Love your blog! So much fun to read! Do y’all know about National Park Week? I’d love to tell you all about it! Send me an email to learn more. Thank you!

  • Sheri says:

    We’d love more info. We already know about National Park Week but could always know more. sheri at roadtripsforfamilies dot com

  • joe says:

    Was looking for somewhere to blog about our family road trips. We usually take our 4 kids and do a few a year. last year was a 40 day , 13000 mile cross country trip and we just finished planning our 3 week one for this august. Any info on where to start? Thank you

  • 13000 miles in 40 days – sounds amazing! (We would love to interview you about where you went and how you packed and planned your trip). Search “Rockies or Bust” for stories on Sheri’s 10 day quest to see the Top 10 scenic drives of the Rocky Mountains.

  • joe says:

    Was definitely amazing. Anytime, what ever works for you.

  • Michelle says:


    Road Trips for Families is on a recently published list of the top 7 road trip blogs on CarInsuranceQuotes.com. Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://www.carinsurancequotes.com/articles/road_trip-blogs

    Thank you for the work that you do and for sharing your road travel expertise on this blog and congratulations for the distinction! :)



  • Michelle, thank you for letting us know. This is great! We’re honored to make the list.

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