Librarians and teachers! Parents and friends!

Join us for the ultimate road trip!

From September 2022 to August 2023, our family of six (plus dog) is traveling to every US state—spotlighting our country’s hidden treasures, historical landmarks, cultural curiosities, culinary delights, and off-the-beaten-path communities.

We’ll be posting as we go, offering a window into our adventures.

  • Matthew will share photos and daily essays about our travels.

  • Robbi will post sketches of the people we meet and the places we see.

  • Our daughter Alden will make videos that offer the kid perspective.

  • We’ll host weekly livestreams to report on our adventures and answer questions.

Whoever you are, take your seat on the bus!

Our adventure is your adventure. Our country is your country, too. Follow along with us!

The latest on Instagram

The Daily Minute: 9.30.23
In which Robbi has loved her best life and we are one child shy of liberation.

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The Daily Minute: 9.29.23
In which the bus is heading to Cox Diesel Repair and Fabrication for a tuneup.


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According to Goji, it’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day. He’s trying so hard, but his stories are dull, with tedious descriptions of sniffing and snorting, endless dull stretches of napping, and inevitably concluding with the protagonist consuming large bowls of tasteless brown nuggets with reckless disregard for common politeness or personal well-being. Also, he’s terrible at typing. ...

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The Daily Minute: 9.18.23
In which Robbi is sized up by her secret admirer.

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