Chris, originally from Kansas, and his Danish wife Charlotte live with their three children ages 14 to 19 in Richmond, Surrey, England. They've done two trips across America - though Maine and to the Grand Canyon - and are planning to travel West Virginia to South Carolina this summer.
|Chris and kids, Grand Canyon|
- Opportunity to spend focused quality time with family- no iPhones ringing constantly or something else that needs to be done.
- Great way to really see the part of the country you are touring - can stop anywhere along the way and get to see off main drag sites.
- Nights around the campfire--s'mores and burgers!!!
- A cold beer is only ever 15 feet away!!!
|Chris and family kayaking in Cape Cod|
Kate lives with her husband John and their three children in the East Bay, California. As do friends, Melinda and Layton, and their four children, ages seven to 13. The two families took a trip last summer from Zion to the Grand Canyon.
|John, Kate and Melinda (green top), Layton (right) and kids|
- Traveling by RV - never again. Clean-up and meal prep was
relentless, even going out as much as we could. Dust gets
overwhelming, it's everywhere. Sleeping is brutal - one
is either too hot (sleeping without AC) or noisy (sleeping
- Huge menace to the environment. RV's take too much, way too much, gas, and are eyesores on the road. Unless you are the driver or front-seat passenger, you can't see anything anyway.
- Others kept saying "a home-run with the kids". I think our kids did NOT have the time of their lives, and would have had just as much fun in a hotel.
- The opportunity to travel with another family that we know and love was great. We shared many laughs and frustrations; the memories are priceless. Sounds cliche, I know.
|John and Melinda doing the honours...|
"With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bare?"
Who knows what that means but...would you RV?