Monday, May 23, 2016

Road Trip Safety on the National Park to Park Highway

We're heading out for Stage 1 of our National Park to Park Highway Tour in just one week! The original Park to Park Highway Tour in the 1920s had to carry all their own spark plugs, tires, tools, and gasoline for those long stretches without gas stations. Luckily we won't have to bring the service station with us, but that doesn't mean we won't be prepared.

We've spent a lot of time thinking about Road Trip Safety in preparation for our big trip. I wanted to share the top three things we're doing to make sure we stay safe on the road this summer.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Celebrating The National Park Centennial

We're getting excited for the start of our National Park to Park Highway adventure. One way that we're preparing is by getting the word out! @MountainMomTots will be co-hosting next week's #outfam twitter chat with Outdoor Families Magazine. The theme is Celebrating the National Park Centennial with an Epic Overland Trip and we'd love for you to be there.

Join me Wed May 25, 2016 at 2:30 MST to talk about road trips, national parks and exploring new things.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Camping on the National Park to Park Highway

When I tell people I'm taking a seven week road trip to follow the National Park to Park Highway one of the first questions they ask is, "Where are you going to sleep?" Other than a visit to Togwotee Mountain Lodge near Grand Teton National Park, we'll be sagebrushing along the route like many early travelers did.

Why Would You Do That?
My brother-in-law is NOT outdoorsy in any sense of the word. To him anywhere without air conditioning is the equivalent of a prehistoric cave. So when I said we would be turning our truck into the ultimate camping vehicle for this trip his response was "What's the appeal of Voluntary Homelessness?"

Normally sleeping in your car is considered a bad thing, but we're excited for the adventure of camping on the National Park to Park Highway this summer.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Yakima to Sponsor our National Park to Park Highway Tour

We have some exciting news about our National Park to Park Highway Tour. We've just confirmed our newest sponsor for the trip. Drum roll please...

Yes! Yakima racks has joined Burley and Woom Bikes as an elite sponsor of our National Park to Park Highway Tour. Just in time for National Bike Month!

I'm really looking forward to biking in the National Parks on our route and it wouldn't be possible without these great sponsors. To see all of our trip sponsors head over to the Sponsors page.

Psst...New Design
Some of you may have noticed our new Mountain Mom and Tots website design. We liked the cleaner look and style, hopefully all you readers enjoy it too!