and we are we going to... California
Who are you bringing along?
My husband, Eric, and our identical twin girls: Nola and Kira (5)
Where do you stay?
With family for a week in LA and then in coastal hotels along the coast
How do you get there?
We flew from Tennessee to California and drove up the coast from LA to Cambria, through Big Sur and on to Monterey.
What do you bring?
Clothes for two seasons – it was 90 degrees in LA and 45 up in Monterey
What can the kids bring?
The girls always pack their cuddly rabbits that they sleep with. I also like to pack small art kits of oil pastels, water color paints, and thick paper. During down times the girls can create pictures and record their trip visually.
Where do you usually search for travel ideas?
Lonely Planet – their books and website have always been my favorite travel guides. I ask everyone I know and read as much as I can until I feel really inspired about a trip.
Any travel tips?
Slow down to your children’s pace. Perhaps you won’t see every tourist attraction, but you’ll have a more pleasant time and you’ll find a beautiful world you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
We always go to the major cities of countries we visit, but I also like to stay in little villages – they feel more genuine and are so fun to explore.
I really want to visit Asia and Africa. I dream of going on safari - I hope one day to take our girls.