Road Trip the WorldHi there and Welcome! Let me introduce our family, who loves to Road Trip the World. I’m Tricia, wife to Dave, and mom to 4 kids. Sophie is 18, Naomi is 17, and Maya and Garrett are 13-year-old twins and we are on a mission to travel across the country as frequently as possible and see all of America’s National Parks while encouraging other families to get outside to camp, hike and backpack. We are an incredibly typical American family with a house, jobs, school, sports, and a million other activities that all take up valuable time.

But while our lives at home are busy, we have made travel and outdoor adventure a priority and we take numerous road trips throughout the year to locations across the United States and Canada. Our kids are experienced road trippers, but we’ve definitely had our ups and downs on family vacations and have learned a lot along the way. Look around and explore our site with travel tips and trip reports for vacation spots throughout North America as well as suggestions for hiking, camping and backpacking with kids.

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"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."

Winnie the Pooh


Backpacking Gear List - Bruce Trail to Stormhaven in Bruce Peninsula National Park


Favorite Hike: Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Crawford Path up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire

Go To Hiking Snack: Snickers

Best CampsiteJumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

Car Boredom Buster: Singing out loud to the radio

Civilized Favorite: Visiting the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art

Most Memorable Moment: Collared lizard chasing us down the North Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon

Dave from Road Trip the World


Favorite Hike: Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon

Go To Hiking Snack: GORP

Best Campsite: Windigo in Isle Royale National Park

Car Boredom Buster: Listening to Podcasts- especially This American Life

Civilized Favorite: Staying at Glacier Park Lodge in Glacier National Park

Most Memorable Moment: Rowing Across the U.S./Canadian Border on Cameron Lake in Canada’s Waterton Peace Park

Sophie from Road Trip the World


Favorite Hike: Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

Go To Hiking Snack: Homemade Fruit Leather

Best Campsite: Rocky Run on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland

Car Boredom Buster: Playing Rubberneckers

Civilized Favorite: Eating Chocolate Cream Pie at Park Cafe near Glacier National Park

Most Memorable Moment: Our Rental RV Breaking Down in Colorado

Naomi at Road Trip the World


Favorite Hike: Greenstone Ridge Trail in Isle Royale National Park

Go To Hiking Snack: Almonds and Peanut Butter Crackers

Best Campsite: Stormhaven in Bruce Peninsula National Park, Canada

Car Boredom Buster: Reading Magazines

Civilized Favorite: Running the Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World

Most Memorable Moment: Whitewater Rafting in Dinosaur National Park

Garrett at Road Trip the World


Favorite Hike: Saddle Trail up Katahdin in Baxter State Park

Go To Hiking Snack: Jolly Ranchers

Best Campsite: Tent Cabins Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

Car Boredom Buster: Watching movies

Civilized Favorite: Beignets and Cafe au Lait at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans

Most Memorable Moment: Finishing a 20 mile hiking day in Isle Royale National Park

Luna the Hiking Dog-Road Trip the World


Favorite Hike: Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park

Go To Hiking Snack: Butterfingers Candybar

Best Campsite:  Moskey Basin in Isle Royale National Park

Car Boredom Buster: Playing cards

Civilized Favorite: Eating the giant ice cream “Earthquake” at Ghirardelli in Downtown Disney

Most Memorable Moment: Rescuing our Hiking Dog Luna in New Mexico (Read about it here!)


"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."

e.e. cummings