World School From Home: The Road Trip

Since we are staying put and not traveling this summer, I’m turning to activities in my new book that’s out now, FAMILY FIELD TRIP, to bring the classic road trip home. Here’s a fun idea- Grab a map and plan a trip with your children. Follow a route and learn from home about the sites you’d be passing. Learn about the towns you’d visit, the parks you’d explore, the roadside monuments you’d find. Cook food together that represents the region that you are traveling and then go deeper and explore the indigenous people of that region and talk about how they influenced the food you are eating.

When COVID passes, you’ll have something to look forward to and a trip your kids will be excited about because they helped plan it! – Erin


Illustration by George Wysol for Family Field Trip.

From the Road with Andrea Lacey – part 3.

It’s the last installment from Andrea Lacey, who spent five weeks on tour with her husband’s band, Brand New,  this summer, giving us some great insight to life on the road and tips for traveling with an infant. Tour wrapped up just as school was starting around here, so she’s home now, but I’m sure...
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From The Road with Andrea Lacey – part 2

Andrea Lacey is back, sharing life on the road, currently on tour with her husband’s band, Brand New and Modest Mouse. She is traveling with 60+ other people, making note of cool places she finds, tips for traveling with a baby, etc… “Since I checked in last, we’ve made quite a few stops, including Chicago,...
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From The Road with Andrea Lacey

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I used to set up shows in high school and college. I also had a radio show on the NPR affiliate, 88.5 WMNF, in Tampa, Florida. After graduate school, I began traveling with different bands working as a merch person...
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