Road Trip Survival

I really actually do like road trips. Let’s backtrack – I really actually do like road trips if I’m traveling with people I can otherwise tolerate for several hours on end. You have all this time to sit back, relax, watch the world fly by and get out of the daily grind. You can have long, deep discussions about random topics, play games to pass the time, or listen to music and sing along at top volume without having to worry about the neighbors thinking realizing that you are a crazy person. The problem with road trips is that sometimes they last longer than expected. There can be unexpected traffic, bad weather, a wrong turn, or you can find yourself in a vast expanse of nothingness with an extreme need for food or urge to pee. The unexpected is what usually fouls your mood and turns the trip from a fun escape from the norm into a marathon of monotonous dread. Here are a few things you can do to anticipate the […]

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Cookies & Canada

There are three things in life that really excite me: food, family, and traveling. This weekend I get all three! I’m writing this post as I wait for some delicious and buttery Key Lime Meltaway Shortbread cookies to finish baking so I can glaze them. Tomorrow after work, hubs and I will make our way across the border up north for the holiday weekend to visit with all five of my sibs (and whoever comes along with them), plus my parents and one of my grandmas. Familypalooza! For the nine hour or so road trip, I decided that instead of stopping at a fast food joint in Middle-of-Nowhere, NY, we’d pack a travel-friendly meal/snack. After searching for a few minutes on Pinterest (my guilty pleasure for finding recipes – or just drooling over them), I decided to make BLT sliders with a pesto mayo. Yum! I feel like we usually end up bringing a ton of sweet snacks on our road trips, like chocolate-covered whatevers, dry cereal, fruit, granola bars and juice, […]

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