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.
We just moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. Eugene, Oregon to be exact. I’ve been writing for Road Trips for Families since January of 2010 and I’m proud to carry the road trippin’ torch as the new owner.
After offering my first-born son and my healthiest kidney, I’m also a proud new member with the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to contributing stories here, I also crank out the occasional newspaper article, magazine story, podcast, and guest post around the Internets. I created www.juliehenning.com to showcase my best work. Go ahead…check it out…
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Thea studied medieval and renaissance history, art and architecture in Oxford, England, lists Lake Como, Italy, as her favorite travel destination, and helped study nuisance black bears in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, but she still believes there’s no place like the grand prairies of South Dakota.
Thea spends her days as the director of The Outdoor Campus, a nature center in Sioux Falls where kids can get dirty outdoors and learn to fish, camp, hunt, kayak and canoe. When she’s not at her day job, she enjoys writing, reading anything she can get her hands on, and volunteering with the South Dakota Festival of Books and The Big Read. She and her husband Tim and daughter Maddy love to travel, try new foods and make upcycled crafts. Thea is the voice behind sister site Road Trips for Readers.
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.