Plan to Hit The Open Road! Download Your FREE Road Trip Planner Printable!

I’m a road trip kind of girl! The nomadic spirit in me, loves to jump in the car, kid in tow, with a change of clothes and an intention get lost on the open road. Summer is the perfect time to create memories with your family and go exploring. However, there are some trips that require planning. I get it! Currently, I’m writing this sitting in my little Airbnb tree house near where my daughter was in a National Dance Competition (they did great by the way! That’s her in the pic). But, this was one of those trips that took planning.

The competition was July 1st-5th, in a popular beach destination. Uh, hello? What was that about, right? Needless to say I had to put together a plan. I had to research a place to stay, decide on the budget, pack, and plan out a fun itinerary! So planning was essential. 

That is why creating the Road Trip Planner was a no-brainer and why I want to give this to you as one of the promos this week in celebration of the website launch (I mentioned my goal was to launch this website was July 1st, right? Yep, I’m a little loco!) But, you don’t have to be! Take a look at this pretty printable:

Download your FREE  Road Trip Planner today in 3 Simple Steps:

1. Click on Road Trip Planner

2. Click Purchase 

3. Enter the Code OpenRoad

Finish the purchase and you’ll be sent a confirmation and a download in moments. I hope you plan some fun, fabulous memory making trips! Remember to subscribe so I can send you promos and updates on the many new and upcoming printables coming up!

Looking For A Quick Girl’s Getaway? Try Berkeley Springs, WV

If you live in the DC metro area you are only about an hour and a half away from an inexpensive, fun girl’s trip in Berkeley Springs, WV! On the day after Christmas with both of our kids hanging out with their fathers my BFF and I decided to hop on the open road and go wild! Well, actually we didn’t really go wild… but we did have a ball visiting antique shops, eating, and getting a little spa treatment! The best thing is we didn’t spend a ton of money and it was a simple day trip that took less than 2 hours! Here is a little snapshot of our fun day in Berkeley Springs!

We arrived in the afternoon and was thrilled that we didn’t have to pay for parking on the street (thanks to the city) and there was plenty of parking to boot!

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After our ride we were a bit hungry so we settled on a quaint little restaurant named, ‘Taris,‘that was darling inside! The food was so tasty and the service was top-notch. I ordered french onion soup and a salad for $11 bucks! I was some of the best French Onion I’ve ever had and my friend had a crab soup that was to die for! You can also feast your eyes on some of the local artisans work they have displayed!

taris

soup

Then we took a leisurely stroll around the town visiting antique shop and a sweet bookstore,  Berkeley Springs Books, where I purchased, “The Purpose Driven Life,”($1) and a Coltrane CD ($4). I love to browse in bookstores and this was no exception.

bookstore

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One of my favorite stores is the ‘Stop and Shop,’ where the treasures you find are at an incredibly reasonable price! If I had a truck I could literally clean out the store! Just look at this lovely find! It was $119 but 20% off! Adorable right?

antique

 

A girl’s trip isn’t complete without a little pampering, so we went over to Berkeley Springs State Park where I indulged in a Roman Bath, a sauna, and a shower for $35.00 and my BFF had a 30 minute massage along with a lounge in the whirlpool for $50.00. She said he massage was incredible!! If you don’t know what a Roman Bath is it is basically, you soaking in 750 gallons of mineral water in a ceramic tile, walk-in private tub that is heated to a maximum water temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The Roman Bath is a tub big enough to stretch out in, to float, read, or just relax.

bath

 

After all that relaxation we were hungry! We could’ve chosen a healthy dish, but we decided to go Italian where I had a lovely trio of manicotti, spaghetti, and stuffed shells with a salad and a meat ball at Maria’s Garden and Inn. The food was good and reasonably priced plus they were super friendly!

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Berkeley Springs is a perfect getaway for a day, an overnight trip or it would be perfect for a retreat! Visit http://berkeleysprings.com/ for a complete list of lodging, shopping, eating, and events.