Road tripping the USA for a month

After half a year of planning, tomorrow is the day my boyfriend and I go road tripping Idaho, Montana and Wyoming for a month! But first, let me tell you a story about how I went to Idaho eighteen years ago…


This is me in 1998, embarking on my first journey to the USA. Destination: Idaho, home of the potato, of scenic byways and welcoming people.


A wonderful host family in Rexburg (Madison County), welcomed me to their home and took me in as their daughter.


And what a home that was!


I bought myself a cowboy hat and explored the Idaho wildlife with the family,




had a blast driving a quad,


played around at the St Anthony sand dunes,



performed at the Idaho International folk dance festival with my Belgian dancing group eight nights in a row, along with other countries like the Ukraine, Togo, Latvia and South Korea,




admired the wonders of Yellowstone National Park,


had a mood swing at the same time as the weather,



saw an Old West Rodeo (and kept the newspaper article),




and had a going away barbecue.


But not before failing miserably at laser tag first…


Idaho, here I come again!

And now, eighteen years later, I’m going back! My boyfriend and I will be road tripping Idaho, Montana and Wyoming the next few weeks and if all goes well, I might even meet up with some members of the host family I stayed with back then. Thank you, Facebook… The reason for sharing this with you is to let you know I won’t be posting on my blog for the next month, but you follow can our travel adventures via Instragram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( You’re all invited to join us for the ride!










  • Have fun and wishing you safe travels!

  • Have a good trip oftewel een goede reis gewenst en veel plezier in Amerika!

  • kristofpattyn

    a trip down memory lane 🙂

    Have a greaaaat trip!

  • Wat een leuk verhaal, en super om al die foto’s te willen delen. We kunnen het bijna mee herbeleven. Ik kijk al uit naar het vervolg.

  • I did a similar road trip a few years ago; if you can, visit Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

  • Anonymous

    Wow, 18 years ago already!! Time flies…. Have a safe trip and don’t forget:
    “Love in any language, straight from the heart
    Pulls us all together, never apart
    And once we learn to speak it, all the world will hear
    Love in any language, fluently spoken here” :):):)

  • Thanks. Pleased to have found your fascinating blog. Looking forward to lots of exploration. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).

  • Big sky country! Great stuff; can’t wait to see your pictures 🙂