We had no idea how awesome this trip would be!!

My husband and I love to travel and explore the world (We were engaged in Jelly Fish Lake in Palau). However, since having children, such travel has become difficult. Our boys were 7, 4, and 1 when we bought a 12 passenger van and decided to show them the driveable world now and deal with the rest later. Our first trip was around Lake Superior (counter-clock-wise). 8 days, mostly hotels, some camping, no technology allowed in the van. The highlight for me was the Lake Superior Provincial Park — both hiking and camping were world class. Our boys have a hard time picking which random beach we found and spent hours romping in the sand and surf was their favorite! My husband loved the daily opportunities to feed his sense of exploration and adventure but if I make him pick a favorite, Pictured Rocks wins out. We tell everyone about this gem of a trip.

Shelley & Joe Weier, Minnetonka, MN