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Road Trippin’ Inspiration…

The highlight of on my travel calendar is our annual US roadtrip.  We pick a state at random (occasionally driven by food we’re desperate to eat) and go for it.  We started this tradition pre-kids (remember the days when you only had to pack for yourself?) and after the first one came along, we thought the extra baggage allowance would come in handy so allowed the baby to join us.

When I tell people about our road trips, it is often met with a ‘wow, that sounds great but I just don’t know how you do it with young kids’.  Well the answer is, I think it’s easier to do a road trip than it is a beach holiday with young children.  There comes a point after I’ve been chasing my two-year old round a pool where I wish I was lying on a sun lounger sipping a cocktail and reading a book.  On a road trip, we are usually on the go with so many activities packed in that I rarely think about swapping the kids for a pina colada.

I thought I’d share with you some fun road trip memories in case any of you are looking for inspiration. We are off to New Mexico this summer so if any of you have any travel tips for me, please share!

Stumbling across a local music festival in the beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado

Stumbling across a local music festival in the beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado

http://www.jetlagandmayhem.com/destinations/usa/colorado-road-trip-ouray-to-crested-butte-part-3/

Eating fish & chips practically every day for lunch in New Zealand

Eating fish & chips practically every day for lunch in New Zealand

http://www.jetlagandmayhem.com/destinations/australasia/new-zealand-road-trip-part-5-auckland/

Visiting Nasa in Houston - well worth a trip

Visiting Nasa in Houston – well worth a trip

http://www.jetlagandmayhem.com/destinations/texas-road-trip-2012-part-6-houston/

Meeting friends halfway across the world and then doing stupid eating contests

Meeting friends halfway across the world and then entering eating contests (Boulder, CO)

http://www.jetlagandmayhem.com/destinations/usa/colorado-road-trip-weekend-in-denver-part-4/

Trying her first milkshake - Beth's Cafe, Seattle

Trying her first proper milkshake – Beth’s Cafe, Seattle

http://www.jetlagandmayhem.com/destinations/us-road-trip-review-seattle/

Meeting celebs at an LA wedding!

Meeting celebs at an LA wedding!

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