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Sharon Rowley is the busy Mom of 6 kids ages 8-13 and managing this large family calls upon all of the super-organizational skills she can muster! Sharon shares her ideas for Moms every day on Momof6, and her passion for family travel over on Great Family Road Trips.

Troo American Road Trip Goes Wild in Ohio – Day 24

We spent the last day of our month-long road trip visiting an amazing conservation center in Ohio called “The Wilds”. Located about an hour east of Columbus, Ohio. The Wilds was such a unique experience. Just like taking your kids on an African wildlife safari without having to leave the country.

Troo American Road Trip goes Mountain Biking on Pikes Peak – Day 19

my two older boys almost outdid their mom on the Saddle Up, Paddle Down adventure with Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours. The trail ride up the mountain was easy and relaxing, BUT, I was preoccupied with the 18-mile bike ride down with my 2 sons ages 11 &12! The whole way up I was nervous...

Troo American Road Trip Visits Manitou Springs, CO – Day 17

Today we ventured out to neighboring Manitou Springs, Colorado, located at the foothills of Pikes Peak. What a cute little town! The kids spent hours in the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade playing all sorts of old games from my childhood and earlier! We had a blast. Seriously, when was the last time you played an...

Troo American Road Trip- Panning for Gold in Colorado at Country Boy Mine (Day 16)

Today’s road trip adventure was all about fulfilling my son’s dream- panning for gold in Colorado! He was inspired by the Discovery Channel show “Gold Rush”, and has his own dreams of “finding pay dirt”! So we drove up to Breckenridge to visit the historic Country Boy Mine. We actually got to walk into the...

Troo American Road Trip- Hiking a Slot Canyon! (Day 12)

As a family we have visited some incredible caves, gorgeous waterfalls, and taken some pretty cool hikes. But we had never hiked through a slot canyon before…. And WOW! This was one very cool experience! The kids and I had so much fun climbing the waterfalls and squeezing through tight canyon walls. It felt like we...

Troo American Road Trip- Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah (Day 9)

So it is kind of a bummer when you travel 3000+ miles and have plans to do something that is weather-dependent… like hike a slot canyon, and your plans gets canceled because of rain and flash flood warnings. The kids were pretty disappointed. But out of lemons comes lemonade, right? So we decided to make...

Troo American Road Trip explores Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 4

Today, we were officially WOWed by Rocky Mountain National Park and the gateway town of Estes Park, Colorado is an amazing family destination. My 6 kids (ages 7-12) spent a full day in the park today, starting with the most beautiful hike I think I have ever taken in my life - up to Nymph...

Video Spotlight: How to Organize the Inside of your Car on a Road Trip

Sharon Rowley, our Great American Road Tripper, is back today sharing tips on how to organize the inside of your car for a road trip. You won't want to miss this!
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Troo American Road Trip- Planning a Road Trip Itinerary

How to successfully plan a road trip itinerary (and avoid the dreaded "Are We There Yets?!!!" from the back seat!)
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