Friday, July 19, 2013

inspiration for a road trip

do you know how hard it is to find a friend/couple that you can travel with?
well, let me tell you: it's incredibly difficult.
it's so easy to say, i'm such good friends with _____, surely we will have a blast together on a trip and we won't get on each other's nerves and everything will be just dandy. well in reality, traveling brings out both the best and the worst in people (at least in my cynical eyes). when you get a combination of a person or people who are super laid back and not really all that concerned about itineraries or flight times or anything really, and put them on a plane or in a hotel room with a person or couple who needs to make sure that things go exactly. as. planned. - well, you can see that things could go sour very quickly.
all of that to say, i'm so lucky to know several people that i can travel with. and not just travel with, but successfully travel with. the kinds of trips where i say, yes. that was glorious and i could do that 10 more times!  let's start planning our next trip right now!
well one of those couples is made up of 2 people that we love (they came to lost maples with us and also krause springs recently). we just love them, and are now planning a road trip to destin, florida together (way too far in advance because we're so excited!). and we're throwing in a one-night stop in new orleans for good measure. because, why not?
here's my inspiration for that trip since it is goal #26 on my 30before30 list.
austin -- new orleans -- destin, fl
we all look that cute when we travel in a car for 12 hours, right?
replace that cute van with some sort of large suv and we can recreate this.

my pictures from our trip to new orleans for our 1 year anniversary in 2012
destin, florida pictures 1, 2 & 3
(psst: see other road trip inspired posts here and here.)
what is the best road trip you've ever been on? or your dream road trip?


  1. You're got great travel photos right here! Anyway, it's true! Traveling may seem to be perfect beforehand but it actually is a mix of both good and bad experiences. Important thing is that to enjoy even the worst parts of it.

  2. my dream road trip will be set in USA :)

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  3. I love road trips. Last year my husband and I drove (from Colorado) through Vegas to California, where we visited my family. Then we drove home through Arizona and visited his family. Family time, us time, beautiful weather, great sights... Super fun.

    1. that sounds super fun! i really want to make a road trip out to california soon.

  4. Sounds great. I love road trips.. we try to take one every year. My have so far was New England and Maine in the fall. It was simply beautiful.

    Never traveled with a friend or couple yet.. I'm a little nervous about the idea. I have a very A type personality and not sure if I'd be good on a trip with more lax people.

    1. my husband is a big type A personality too, and i think it's been really good for him to get some non-type A'ers in on the mix! it's made him relax a little :)

  5. The best road trip my husband and I took was from Florida to Vermont a few years ago. Our daughter was 18 months old at the time and we were literally shooting the gap between blizzards when we made the dash between DC and Connecticut but it was a blast. We're wild for a good drive. In fact, we're heading up to Atlanta tomorrow morning!


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