Welcome & Thanks for Stopping By!

We're happy to have you! We are Chip, Lindsay, Reid, & Bennett and we set off to discover new places, meet and re-connect with people, and help spread kindness while enjoying a family gap year together. We are sharing our experiences, memories, photos, and tips on our website. We hope you enjoy! And please, we LOVE hearing from you so don't hesitate to drop us a line or comment should you feel up to it! Start at the beginning of our journey: HERE!!

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Baja California: Our Entrance into The Baja Peninsula


Honolulu Highlight Reel

January 28, 2017


Oregon Part 1: Northern Coastline


January 4, 2017


Halfway Between Here & There: Stat Edition!

November 2017


The top 6 reasons we chose to "hit pause"

May 30, 2017


Oregon Part 2:


Creepy Campsites, Giant Pancakes, & Puddle Jumping

January 21, 2017


Musings From Spud: 10 Things We've Learned on The Road

October 10, 2017



December 13, 2017


Standing Beneath Giants: CA Redwoods


Road Tripping: CentrAl Sierra Nevadas

November 28th, 2017


O Canada: Part 2

October 2, 2017


O Canada: Part I

September 11, 2017


7 Family-Friendly Adventures in Glacier Nat'l Park

September 6, 2017



A Grand Time in the Tetons

August 19, 2017


Ever Think About Taking a "Family Gap Year?"
Read our top 6 Reasons We Decided to Take The Risk And Go For It HERE!

Meet the We Hit Pause Crew:


We are Chip, Lindsay, Reid, and Bennett. A Family of four who recently hit pause on our life in Durango, Colorado by jumping in Spud, our '86 Westfalia van to explore North America. Minus all the bathroom stops, we are enjoying our family gap year on the road visiting family & friends, soaking in the beautiful places, and spreading positive vibes through random acts of kindness. 
June 15th marked the start of our trip.

To learn more about each of us (& Spud!), click HERE.

Hope to see you all out there!

Where are We Now?!


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