I got my first passport when I was six-months-old. My grandparents and mother immigrated from Malta. I think that because of this, it was always important to my family to explore areas outside of New York City and see all that the world has to offer.
To see beyond the borders of my neighborhood and recognize that there is more to life than meets the eye. I still believe in these values and hope to pass them on to my three children.
That’s why I am so thrilled to announce that I have teamed up with Alamo Rent A Car as a Chief Travel Guide- once again – to talk about my upcoming adventures as a parent and as a solo female traveler. As you know, Alamo’s Scenic Route blog takes me all over the country and when I need to rent a car, I turn to Alamo to do just that.
When choosing family vacations, the fun starts during the planning phase. My husband and I make sure to include the kids when deciding what destinations we are going to visit. There are so many places we have yet to explore; as long as we do it together, it’s worth discovering!
And what better way to get there than taking the Scenic Route? Sure, you can get from point A to B as quickly as possible -but you’d miss out on all that this country has to offer!
When we are on the road, we love to check out as many local spots as we can! Taking a road trip affords us with a wonderful level of freedom and the ability to explore that other modes of travel simply can’t match!
One great example of this would be how we spent a fantastic day in the seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island, heading up to Boston on our New England road trip! If we took a plane or train, we just never would have been able to check out this fantastic town the way we did! Don’t get me started!
There is just so much to see out there! I love to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations and my children enjoy the journey as well.
An extra day, an extra mile, an extra exit – it always works out. We never plan anything down to a T because there’s no fun in knowing exactly what you are supposed to do every second of your life, right? Why would I want to do that while on vacation?
I hope you join me as I journey along the Scenic Route with the help of Alamo. I can’t wait to have you along for the ride. Whether we head to North Carolina, Maryland, Disney or California, one thing is sure: We plan on documenting every mile of the journey.
In case you have a road trip with your family coming up, here are some of our favorite car ride essentials:
- Pens and paper
- Water bottles
- DVDs / movies
- Electronic and phone chargers
- Deck of cards
- First Aid kit
- Change of clothes
- Tissues Lip balm
- Scavenger hunts
- Travel journals
- Postcards and stamps
Do you have anything else you’d like to add to this list? I would love to hear.
Be on the lookout for more posts about my travels over on Alamo’s Scenic Route blog. I can’t wait to share our upcoming journeys with you.