Amanda’s Blog

  • The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives You know that saying… ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’… That’s exactly how I feel today. Sure, we technically started out travel life 2.5 months ago. Buy we’ve enjoyed a pretty low-key summer with our family, in a town we know pretty well. Today the adventure truly begins. We’re off to New ... Read more
  • Dreams Coming True: Day 1 in New York City For our first day we decided to do something pretty typical… Figure out public transit and go see the Statue of Liberty! Had to stop for a REAL New York City pretzel¬†first, though! Seth loves pretzels, so it was pretty lucky that this was the first stand we saw when we walked out of Penn ... Read more
  • Roadtrip Day 3: Times Square, NYC   Heading into day 3 of walking NYC and I’m thankful I brought 2 pairs of sandals! My feet are pretty achy, and I’ve been substituting each day so I don’t get blisters. Had to use a bit ¬†of ducttape to protect a couple spots though! Europan Bakery It’s crazy how much those subway tunnels can turn you ... Read more
  • Roadtip Day 4: Walking the Brooklyn Bridge Now that we had (sort of) figured out the subway system yesterday, Penn Station felt slightly less intimidating today. We didn’t waste any time in finding the underground platform that would take us to the South Street Seaport and the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. We were both feeling tired from all the walking yesterday, ... Read more
  • Roadtrip Day 5: Museum of Natural History Today was a super rainy day, so it’s a good thing our plan was to stay indoors at the American Museum of Natural History all day! Since we only brought sandals with us, our feet were pretty soaked by the time we got from the subway station to the entrance, though! Plenty of time to ... Read more
  • 30 Days In: What We’ve Learned So Far Hard to believe, but we’ve been on the road a whole month already! From a little city on Lake Huron to an oceanfront view in Myrtle Beach, we’ve had quite the adventure so far, and we’re not even halfway through yet! We’ve toured factories and a warship, relaxed on ocean beaches, walked insane distances, ate some ... Read more
  • Halloween on the Road Halloween, 2015. When most kids are getting costumes on and preparing for trick or treating, we’re doing things a little different! We were supposed to head to Patriots Point, a military museum in Charleston. But, because we value sleep more than we do keeping a schedule, we didn’t get moving early enough to make it ... Read more
  • Patriots Point Today we went to patriots point. Its a war museum in Charleston, South Carolina. It has a Vietnam war reenactment and a WW2 submarine, destroyer and an aircraft carrier. My favourite part was the aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown, because its the most unique ship I’ve ever seen! On a normal ship every thing is ... Read more
  • Best Factory Tours and War Museums in USA One of the main focuses of our 3 month road trip was to do as many tours and museum visits as we could. Because Seth is a war nut, we mostly hit war memorials and aircraft museums. Here I’ve put together a list of the museums we visited and the tours we took, and all ... Read more
  • Budget-Saving Roadtrip Tips After a 3 month and 25,000 km roadtrip around the USA, we learned a few valuable lessons! Here’s a few tips and tricks that we came up with.. Hopefully they can help you when you hit the road! Snacks and Food: >> Buy (or make) your favourite dry drink mixes like hot chocolate, lemonade, tea or mocha, ... Read more
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