Off The Beaten Path with Toyota

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We just got back from a short little road trip “up north”. Up north can mean any place north of Grand Rapids in Michigan and there are no shortages of amazing places up there.

Our personal fave is Traverse City. I could write post after post about while I love that place, but instead I am off to tackle pile after pile of laundry from our trip. How does a three day vacation result in this much laundry?????

If you have road trip planned this summer I just found out about this awesome program from Toyota (or even if you just need someplace to take the kids during the long summer because they are driving you nuts being cooped up in the house in this god forsaken heat wave…..)

Toyota and the National Audubon Society have joined forces this summer and are asking Americans to “Exit the Highway” and pledge to spend more time taking scenic roads and exploring nature. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding a scenic route off the beaten path when road tripping so I am ridiculously excited to try this out.

The Exit the Highway campaign features a fully-immersive website which highlights nearly 100 nature destinations in more than 60 cities to serve as inspiration for a day outdoors or an unexpected stop on your next road trip. We have another road trip coming up to Chicago (dude I am not telling you when in case you are a robber!!) and since we have done that trip a million times, I see a detour in our future.

Even better, Toyota wants to reward you with a chance to win a brand new Toyota Prius v for pledging to spend more time in nature. Get extra entries by sharing pictures of your road trip nature stops. Either upload your pictures directly to the site when you get back or register your social media accounts before you hit the road, and post photos from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram while you’re on the go by using the #exitthehighway hashtag in each post.

Are you a stick to the highway and just get there quick kind of road tripper or off the beaten path explorer road tripper? (oh and check out the Diaper Diaries Facebook page for some awesome fave vacation destinations from my readers)

Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.

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