Family Adventures

I know what you’re thinking: “There’s no way to pack the kids into the van for an epic family road trip that doesn’t end in disaster.” But surprisingly enough, a good Pacific Northwest family road trip can check off quite a few boxes — pristine wilderness and national parks, beaches, museums, water slides, and urban adventure. Before hitting the road on that multi-month cross-country road trip,

The Pacific Northwest is packed full of fun activities for the whole family, including ferry rides, children’s museums, food tours, and staying in a Bavarian-styled village. Though most known for its outdoor recreation, the Pacific Northwest is also home to some amazing cities and towns that offer world-class cultural activities as well as opportunities to get outside. We at ROAMERICA have put together a list

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is the ultimate playground for all outdoors-people. Whether you’re four years old or 94, there is something for everyone to enjoy. From hiking to award-winning museums, from whale watching to skiing down the slopes of Mount Hood, your whole family will enjoy exploring everything that the PNW has to offer. We at ROAMERICA put together a list

Cori Dahlstrom and David Romilly both grew up active, David as an all-around athlete in Southern Maine and Cori going on family ski trips to Mount Hood from the Portland, Oregon area. The couple met on an airplane coming back from separate ski vacations and lived in New Hampshire until 2015, when they moved back to Portland. They have two boys,  M and G, soon to

Al and Mindy Matarazzo were destined to get a van. They just didn’t know what they wanted yet. As they were planning a family trip to Yosemite a couple years ago, their son Zach recommended they rent one. That trip gave them a vision of what their own van life could potentially be. The Matarazzo’s, both 48, active hikers, bicyclists and rafters, made a conscious move

Overlanding in the Land Down Under: Gaby and Dave’s Motivations for Van Lifing in Australia This ROAMERICA Truth Series article talks about the motivations and process of how Gaby Hernandez and her husband ended up starting their 12 month overlanding trip in the land down under. A little over a year ago, Gaby Hernandez (@van.down.under) came to Portland from Sydney, Australia for a 14-day road trip in

My childhood was seemingly defined by periods of wellness and illness. After having bouts of sickness in my early years, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 10 years old. Years of medications and treatments followed, all with little success or improvement. Periods of illness that left me bedridden were followed by days of freedom as I pursued high school sports and other outdoor