56 thoughts on “Road Trips and Memories

  1. I loved family vacations when I was growing up. Going to different places, learning about the history and culture of each different place. My son was less enthusiastic about that when he was growing up. He preferred returning to the same lake year after year, punctuated with a few Disney trips.

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    1. There is something comforting about returning to familiar places. But I do like to mix it up and go to places I’ve never seen.

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  2. Tanya, I absolutely love how consumed by wanderlust you and me are! I love Eastern Europe, especially Croatia and Hungary! I have several friends in Croatia and the language is not terribly hard to pick up once you start surrounding yourself in the culture. Pardon me, while I live my life vicariously through your blog. Lol! Sretno (Good luck in Croatian).
    Cujemo se (hear from you soon!). -Victoria, xoxo

    I’m from South Carolina! I love that you had family vacations here. It has such a pretty coast.

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  3. I love this! My parents were travelers too, and every year we went somewhere new, where we could explore and learn about history. My husband and I are trying to do that with our kids as well! Can’t wait for your next post!

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  4. Great post! And hearing your boys were so amazed by the super cars, reminds me of my two boys πŸ™‚ Could take them to the coolest place on earth, and they probably be happy just to see a cool car drive by ;D

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    1. Yes, I thought it was funny that they would have been happy to stay in the parking garage and tour that instead of the city. Boys!

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  5. This looks like such a great time. We just did our first road trip with our girls. About 8 hours. It was interesting to say the least.

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  6. Hard to beat a good road trip. The countryside rolling by, new towns and destinations, the tourist traps, the diners, the weird things you see…

    I used to love following our progress on the map when i was a kid. Taught me a lot of things and now that we got GPS, I can still find my way around places.

    There was a signpost just outside our hotel in Vienna. We were there just for the weekend – long way to come from Australia – but one day I’ll come back, hire a car, and drive just down the road to Budapest.

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  7. Hahaha that sounds like a lovely trip! However it always makes me laugh how Americans are so used to the A/C πŸ˜€ I grew up without it and I think I was better and healthier than now when I live in the U.S. I wake up coughing, freezing or with “wind” blowing to my face. Not so much fun πŸ™‚

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  8. Such a wonderful and inspirational reading! Trips give us so many memories and i would love to take a road trip this summer.

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  9. Same! My favorite memories with my family are the ones where we are exploring together. Living in Europe must be amazing! Especially when you can travel a lot. Here in South America, we can do that too, although… is a little more expensive.

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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  10. Such a great post. When I was younger I never really traveled much with my family and always vowed that when I had kids I would try and give them that experience. I’m sure these memories will stay with them forever!

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  11. It can be frustrating when you cannot connect to a wifi while traveling. Some friends suggested that I should download the map of my destination so at least I know the directions when I am offline.

    Your kids are adorable. Europe is so much fun to explore. I would also love to visit Hungary and Vienna too. The sculpture really looked like he was taking a nude selfie. Haha!

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  12. It’s so nice to read that you have those nice child hood memories… many kids are remembering eeeendless trips in cars so I thought that a roadtrip isn’t for everyone… we did one through party of Canada and the USA and drove quite a bit.. but luckily the kids remember the good stuff and not the hours in the car πŸ™‚

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  13. It’s amazing how technology has changed how we travel, you just can’t get lost anymore! The border crossings in Europe are a lot easier now too. I remember my dad would take us on European road trips when we were young and we;d get bored in the car too. Spotting flash cars in the car park sounds like a fun game for kids, I’d have played that.

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  14. Road trips are real fun. Excellent opportunity for family bonding too. We too cherish the memories of past road trips. Road trips in Europe are on a different level altogether. We would love to take road trips there, though till now we have only traveled by train across Europe.

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