About Us

Who We Are and What You’ve Missed

As much as I love blogs, I also hate when they get long winded. Get to the point, will ya? We’re all busy and as much as it is a pleasure to read generally, when I’m reading travel stuff, it’s for a purpose. I want to know where it is, how much it’s going to cost me, when to go… I want a synopsis with a bottom line of whether or not it’s worth it. I don’t need all the fluff. So that’s what this blog will be. A travel diary of our Great American Roadtrip with our favorite photos of the day with short and sweet reviews so you can decide whether it to visit. Life is short. Make your time count.

WHO WE ARE


Hubs: Works in tech. Telecommutes. Loves cars and is generally mechanically inclined so he’s good at fixing stuff. He also loves tacos and miniature soup dumplings. Big ‘ol teddy bear that rocks a beard and loves warm weather.  Has been to 10+ countries.

Me: Former HR professional. Culinary degree. I like to cook but I LOVE to eat. Chocolate, Coffee, Wine, Whiskey. I speak 3 languages fluently and play the piano moderately well. I’ve been to 30+ countries. I homeschool the munchkins (we’re secular homeschoolers). I am a self-proclaimed paparazzi mom and take photos of EVERYTHING. I’m also a bibliophile that reads and reviews contemporary romance, young adult, paranormal romance and fantasy books. I read some non-fiction too but not quite as often. I run a book blog and Instagram page called The Quick and Dirty Bibliophile (surprise, surprise). 🙂 Come say hey!

The kids: They love Harry Potter, Minecraft and being in the water. Our 2nd grader has an affinity for cooking and is a voracious reader like her Mama, our 1st grader is our miracle baby born at 32weeks who loves Star Wars and our Kindergartner is the sassiest of the bunch and also the mama hen.

WHY TRAVEL
We had an epiphany moment, realizing we didn’t have much tying us to the city we were in and decided to rent the house, sell most of our stuff and hit the road. I mean, why not? I don’t want to wait until I’m 60-something and retired to go travel. Who knows if I’ll still be kicking by then. Besides, what better way for the kids to learn than to experience it hands on?

We decided to start with the US because we hadn’t seen all of it yet and it made the most sense since my husband works for an American company. We figured we would start there and if it went well we could do a different continent next.

WHAT YOU’VE MISSED
So, I started this blog a little late. We’ve been on the road for a month and a half already but hey, better late than never eh?

Here’s where we’ve been:

  • Washington, DC to Charleston, SC (8 hour drive – stayed 10 days)
  • Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA (5 hour drive – stayed 1 week)
  • Atlanta, GA to St. Augustine, FL (6 hour drive – stayed 1 week)
  • St. Augustine, FL to Orlando, FL, with a pitstop in Daytona, FL  (2 hour drive – stayed 3 weeks)
  • Orlando, FL to Miami, FL with a pitstop on Jupiter Island, FL (4 hour drive – staying 3 weeks)

The plan is to make our way around Florida, hitting the west coast of Florida next, then up to the panhandle, and toward New Orleans and Texas afterward.

If you’re on the road too, or in one of the cities where we’re stopping, we’d love to meet up. We’re friendly people. We don’t bite… much. 😉  Say hey at: theqdtraveler at gmail dot com.

Come on! Let’s go! Adventure is calling!

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