THINGS I LOVE
I’m hitting the road for a summer escape full of adventure
When the summer months are stretching out ahead of me, planning a family road trip with my boys is one of my favourite things. There are so many beautiful placesp to go, even if it’s just for a couple of days, but if I can, I like to take a whole week, visiting beaches, national parks and small towns – all those places I’d usually be whizzing past on the highway, running from one meeting to the next. As much as I appreciate the sheer genius of GPS and having maps on my phone, on these road trips I love to dig out my old maps, so we can lay them out on the table and plan the trip together. My boys have an eagle eye for great beaches, usually with an abundance of rockpools for them to explore, and I always seem to fifind those towns with great antique shops (where a few ‘essentials’ inevitably fifind their way into the car!). So we plot our course, book our cabins and campsites and hit the road, maps in hand. On the way I’ll often pull over to take a picture – the landscape gives me no end of ideas for the magazine and by the time I head home, I’m fifilled with energy and inspiration.