Getting Ready for a Road Trip!

This winter is all about the road trip! We will be putting our super rad VW camper van to good use and heading South!


At this point our plan is to stay in the States for at least a few months. We will plow through the Northern half until we get to amiable weather.  We have a house sit for a relative in Las Vegas that we will be using as our jumping off point to explore parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona.

This trip is all about nature and learning. We plan to camp our way through some amazing National and State Parks and hit up some of the bigger cities to get our fill of Museums and Science Centres. We have bought a membership at our local science centre so that we can get in to any of the participating  ASCT Travel Passport Programs Centres for free!  Whoop!

It is a terrible time for Canadians to travel to the States right now with the low exchange rates for Canadian to US Dollars but we are hopeful we can mitigate this somewhat by camping, preparing our own food, housesitting, and through meeting like minded people on our way.  If you would like to meet up with us on our trip for a coffee, to share a meal, or you have space in your driveway for us to spend a night, please get in touch.  One of the best things about travel is the people you meet along the way!

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  1. Angela says:

    Will you be coming to Nashville, TN? Feel free to get in touch with me if you’ll be coming this way!

  2. Angie says:

    Sounds like a fun trip, hope you enjoy!
    We too are a half home/half travel family. We spent last winter wandering the southwest USA with our two boys and had a fantastic time. Make sure you get the National Park pass, awesome deal. So much to learn about, from deserts to oceans to redwoods, it’s like a fantasy land for road-schoolers! The one thing about the bad exchange rate… it also comes at a time when gas prices are low (we traveled from east coast to west coast for under $200CAD!) so hopefully this helps balance the scales. 🙂
    If you have any questions about our trip please feel free to send me an email, I’d love to share what worked and what didn’t! 😉
    Best wishes from Ontario (soon to be Spain/Italy). Thanks for the ASCT tip, cool!

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