Family Road Trip & Travel Diaries

End of the Road Trip: Alcatraz, Tech Entrepreneurs and 8 Stitches in San Francisco Thumbnail

After almost two weeks on the road through Northern California and then Yosemite, an awesome trip made possible by State Farm and Chevy, we headed back to San Francisco for what we thought would be […] Read More >>

Family Road Tripping 101: It all starts with the right vehicle Thumbnail

I should have known this was going to happen again.  Every time we predict how many miles we will be driving we always underestimate how many actual miles we will end up driving.  In 2010, […] Read More >>

Road Trip Diary: Summertime Adventures at Yosemite National Park Thumbnail

When it comes to national parks, our kids have seemingly seen it all.  We've been to the Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore. Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, Big Bend National Park, […] Read More >>

Road Trip Diary: Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park Thumbnail

At the halfway point of our road trip we made hurried pitstops at Mt. Shasta, site of California's tallest mountain and Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the Golden State's coolest places you've probably never […] Read More >>

Road Trip Diary: Discovering the Wonders of California’s Redwood National Forest Thumbnail

On the sixth and seventh days of our family road trip we traveled north from Sonoma to Crescent City, California in order to visit the Redwood National Forest. I had always assumed the Redwood National […] Read More >>

Road Trip Diary: Our ‘Glamping’ Safari in Sonoma’s Serengeti Thumbnail

On the fourth and fifth days on our family road trip we traveled from Napa Valley to a wonderful, 400-acre wildlife preserve in Sonoma's Wine Country called Safari West.  Dubbed the "Sonoma Serengeti", Safari West […] Read More >>

VIDEO: The Family Road Trip Prank, Pt. 1

  10 This video was shot at the Mystery of the Trees park inside their famous sky trail.  It captures a prank I played on my teenage son for being so annoying.  I really enjoyed […] Read More >>

Road Trip Diary: A Family Weekend in Napa and Sonoma, CA Thumbnail

This is the fourth consecutive summer I've done a family road trip since launching PapiBlogger in May of 2010 but even before that Angela and I did big road trips with our kids through Texas […] Read More >>

Ready to Hit the Road with the Family Infographic (Courtesy of PapiBlogger & State Farm) Thumbnail

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Join Us for Papiblogger’s Summer #SFRoadTrip Twitter Party! Thumbnail

  Summer has officially started— and PapiBlogger will ride again!  For the fourth consecutive year, my wife and our four kids will take to the roads for another epic family road trip, this time in […] Read More >>