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Author Archives: Tracie

About Tracie

Tracie is an Assist U Virtual Assistant who loves that she can take her business along on family road trips. Traveling in Lewis, her trusty Ford Flex, Tracie works while her husband Bret drives and three teenage children experience America as it should be - from the backseat. Along with their giant poodle, the family takes extended trips pulling Clark, their short, comfy travel trailer.

What’s Up with Lewis and Clark

When we started this blog in 2011, it was a place for us to plan and to dream.  We knew we’d be taking an extended trip through the West and we wanted a place for friends and family to be able to follow our exploits. As we got going, we realized that there were people … Continue reading »

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Family Road Trip to a Canadian Island

**Note:  As I went to post this, I realized Bret had written a post on the same topic, but I thought it might be nice to get two perspectives on the same trip.  I hope you don’t mind!** When friends invited us (two years ago, no less) to spend this Fourth of July week with … Continue reading »

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On The Road With Lewis And Clark – 0; Mice – 3

It’s been a long, cold and wet spring in Minnesota, not exactly conducive to camping OR family road trips.  But that doesn’t mean we’ve been sitting idle!  Some of you may know that last summer we wrote a book called Investing in Your 401k Kid: From Zero to Little Financial Genius in Five Easy Steps. … Continue reading »

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7 Tips and Tricks for Eating Well While on Vacation

The more I travel, the more I talk to people who travel, I realize there is often a craziness around food and vacations.  It seems like every winter, ’round about January people who are taking a spring break trip start working hard to lose weight before vacation.  Suddenly, everyone is focused on eating well and … Continue reading »

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Why I’ll Never Take Kids to Hawaii

Having recently returned from an amazing Hawaiian vacation (our first) I can truly say, I will never take our kids to Hawaii. I truly loved it.  Although we’ve been many places and I always thought I was a mountain girl at heart, Hawaii was relaxing and amazing to me in a way that few other places have … Continue reading »

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