Since I started blogging we have visited:
México: Cancún (January 2015)
Road Trip to Canada June 2015. 18 posts from Chicago, Kalamazoo, London, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Collinwood, Wasaga Beach, Algonquin provincial park, Bruce peninsula, Flower Pot Island, and the east coast of Lake Huron
Costa Rica October, 2015. 17 posts from west to east: Isla tortuga, San josé, Arenal, Cahuita, Manzanillo
Colombia February, 2016. 12 post: Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Medellín
Dominican Republic January, 2017. 10 posts: Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Saona Island
Colombia April 2017. 8 posts: Medellín including Guatapé
Hawaii (ok... maybe not international) December 2017- January 2018: Maui, and Kaua'i (coming soon)
Guatemala December 2018-January 2019: Guatemala City, Antigua, Cobán, Semuc Champey, Lake Atitlán (Panajachel, San Pedro), El Remate (Petén), Yaxha, and Tikal. (Coming soon)
Click on the destination to go to the first post from the trip. Move to newer posts to see them all.
RV Travel log:
August-September 2017 From Chicago to Kentucky and "A lot of Lincoln" with stops in: Indianapolis Children Museum, Kentucky Horse Park, Cumberland Gap #2, Cumberland Falls, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area #2, #3, Mammoth Cave, Lincoln's Birthplace and Knob Creek Unit, Lincoln Boyhood, Lincoln State Park , Lincoln's New Salem, Lincoln's Presidential Museum, and Lincoln's Tomb.
June-July 2017 From Chicago to Yellowstone with stops in: Jay C Hormel nature center (Minnesota), Sioux Recreation area, Sioux Falls, Badlands National Park (part 2), Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park (part 2, part 3), Wind Cave National Park (South Dakota), Prune Creek in the Bighorn National Forrest, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (Wyoming and Montana), Yellowstone #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and Grand Teton #2 National Parks in Wyoming, Theodore Roosevelt, #2 National Park (North Dakota).
Canada June-July 2018 RV trip (Coming soon) parks visited: McGregor Point, Sauble Falls, Bruce Peninsula, Craigleith, Bass Lake, Algonquin, Bon Echo, Silver Lake, Sharbot Lake, Murphy's Point, Charlestone Lake, Sandbanks, Presquile, Darlington, Bronte Creek, Port Burwell, and Rondeau.
Canada (yes! we went again!) August-September 2018 RV trip (Coming soon) Parks visited: Pinery, Point Farms, Earl Rowe, Awenda, Six Mile Lake, Killbear, Strugeon Bay, Grundy Lake, French River, Killarney, and Chutes.
Pettibone RV Resort: La Crosse, WI
Mirror Lake State Park: Baraboo, WI
Rock Cut State Park: Loves Park, IL
Big Rock campground. Kane County Forrest Preserve: Big Rock, IL
Paul Wolff. Kane County Forrest Preserve: Elgin, IL
Blackwell Campground. DuPage County Forrest Preserve: West Chicago, IL
Munising Tourist Park. Munising, MI
Twelevemile Beach campground. Painted Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Devil's Lake State Park. Baraboo, WI
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN
Thoughts on traveling:
As a homeschooling mom, traveling is great to cover all the senses: We see, hear, do, and even get to taste!
"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are." Samuel Johnson
"It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." Ibn Battuta
"A journey's best memories are not of the places you visit, but the people you met while getting there" and I must add to this quote: ...and the people you meet on your way back home!
"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us" Anonymous
"Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times" Asian Proverb
"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign"
"The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun" Alex McCandless.