2015 was full of a lot of travel and adventure for our family. From New York to Maine to Vancouver to Park City, we were all over the map. I grew up traveling a lot, Hank and I always traveled before kids, and it's always been important for us to keep that tradition going with the boys. I feel like no matter what we plan- a huge trip somewhere far away (next month we'll be taking the boys out of the country for the first time!), or somewhere close to home for a mini day trip, one of the coolest feelings in the world is that pre-trip anticipation. Planning where we'll go, how we'll get there...the journey there is half the fun! And then being able to BE in the places we were so excited about, with nothing on the agenda except exploring and enjoying family time...there really is nothing better.
I think back to being a kid, getting ready for trips with my family. I can remember leaving the house, backing out of the driveway, my face pressed to the glass as I watched our yellow house fade into the distance as the road opened up before us. What was out there? What was next? I always loved not knowing, and the flutters in my stomach as I daydreamed about where we were headed. Then getting there- the car ride, a plane maybe, the hotels, the new food...all wrapped up into one amazing package that I still get butterflies over today. New and exciting. A break from the regular.
And now as we move into 2016 I am so incredibly thrilled to announce a partnership with Alamo and share that I (along with a handful of other family travelers), will be sharing our experiences on their social channels, and creating a go-to hub for all of your travel needs. Alamo's Instagram will be the place for travel inspiration and community as we share bits from our world, with all of Alamo's. It will be chock full of tips, ideas for traveling with little ones, great photos, fun thing so do in locations all over...the list goes on. I can't wait!
I'm so looking forward to a really exciting 2016, full of memory-making travel and exciting family times. And I am equally as excited to share it all with you! Follow along here, and I'll be sharing my first photos over on their Instagram very soon.
Below are a few photos I grabbed from travels big and small with the boys- I loved looking through these. Enjoy! xoxo