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

Almost home.


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Good night from Lake Compounce Campground, where the heat is lifted, the moon is up, and the dogs are wanting for us to come to bed, already.

We had a wonderful day with the students and teachers of Highland Elementary. Usually school visits are single-day affairs, but we get to go back to Highland tomorrow for another day of fun.

Sweet dreams, friends.


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The Daily Minute: 5.22.24
In which we hear a story created by the next generation of authors and illustrators at Highland Elementary.


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