Our Approach

Our Trip Planner

I have loved to travel since I was a small child, and have passed that onto my husband and two children.  We've been taking trips together for the past 18 years, first as a family of 2, then eventually as a family of 4.  I have happy, fuzzy memories of driving to Disney World at age 4 in the backseat of a maroon Cutlass.  As a family, we began our travels in a beloved Honda Civic (lovingly dubbed Carla by the kids) and now travel in a spacious, comfy Honda Odyssey named Levance. Get it, LeVANce, CARla?  Those elementary school jokes really can stick with you!  We specialize in road trips to national parks, with a mix of camping and hotel stays for lodging. After several years of refining our trip planning and trip-taking craft, I feel we have a lot of information to share with other families. We've been to 17 national parks, over 30 states and stayed in many campgrounds and hotels. We meet a lot of folks who are curious about road trips but not sure how to make them happen.  I hope this site inspires you to plan your family adventure very soon!

Our Story


Meet your Travel Writer

I am a proud travel planning nerd, and eager to share my experiences with other family travel planners out there.


Laura McCarthy

Trip Planner

Laura McCarthy, LCSW, PCD(DONA) is a mother of two school aged children, wife of 13 years, and owner of Wear Your Little One, a babywearing and postpartum doula service.  Travel is Laura's favorite way to both relax and grow in skills and knowledge.  Laura is currently working on a book called Respect the Van, a guide to family travel, camping and road trips. She never gets tired of planning new trips and eating Newman's Own frozen pizzas.

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