Adventure Journals

First person travel stories and perspectives in the moment.

Adventure Journals
  • Celebrating Family, Summer and Travel

    My relationship with Alamo began a couple of years ago and has been such a great experience. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 7

    When we travel, we usually like to head out with some sort of idea of what we're going to do. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 6

    There's nothing sadder than the last day of vacation... but we were determined to squeeze in as much fun as possible before we had to go to the airport. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 5

    On Wednesday morning, we woke up and were overjoyed at the forecast! Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 4

    It was raining when we woke up, so we had some quick decisions to make. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 3

    One thing that's always been true about my kids is this: no matter what time they go to bed, they are getting up in the morning by 8 am. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 2

    I knew when we booked the late flight that we might be asking for disaster on our trip out of Kansas City. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 1

    I've pretty much come to accept the fact that I will make at least five trips to Target the week before we go on a family trip. Read More...

  • Meet the Solar Family

    We challenged a family of five to take a fun vacation for under $2,500. Follow along with the Solars as they embark on new adventures and make more memories per getaway. Read More...

  • Celebrating Summer Excitement

    I’m excited to share that I’m a Chief Travel Mom with Alamo this year. Read More...

  • Good Enough Mother: The Girls Take Manhattan

    As one of the Alamo Chief Travel Moms I’m always looking for ways to make family travel easier so we can all have more fun, myself included. Read More...

  • Best Resolution Ever

    You may remember that I made a very special resolution last winter. Read More...

  • The Summer of Us

    Remember when I wrote about how I kept a kind of free-form travel diary when I lived in London during college? Read More...

  • Keeping Promises and Riding Roller Coasters with My Hands in the Air

    A few months ago, I made a promise to my children — that during our trip to Florida I would participate and not just document. Read More...

  • My Alamo Drive Happy Travel Resolutions

    I’ve never been a big resolution-maker, but I think that’s because they just feel so exhausting, like a chore that, once completed, gets moved to the Outbox and never thought of again. Read More...

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