After living in Canada for almost three months, filming our new design reality show Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever for HGTV (which premieres spring 2014), we packed up and prepared to head back to L.A. last week. My hubby Dean had to stay in Toronto to shoot his new cookbook. The morning of our flight home, Hattie woke up with a terrible cold and an ear infection. She wasn’t able to comfortably fly. We didn’t make our flight and soon after the other kids got sick as well. With four sick kids and needing to get back to L.A. for school and work, what did Mama Bear do? I decided to drive my family back to L.A. That’s 36 hours and 2518.5 miles! With my friend Laura, our beloved Patsy, and pooch Mitzi in tow, we rented an SUV and headed out onto the open road for what’s turned out to be the most empowering and best family experience ever! I’ve been posting our daily road trip group selfie on Instagram and twitter and I want to thank everyone for all your support of our journey. Today we are on Day 5 of the final leg of our trip. Here are all of our group selfies!

Day 1
picTORIal: Road Trippin'
Day 2

picTORIal: Road Trippin'
Day 3

picTORIal: Road Trippin'

Day 4
picTORIal: Road Trippin'

Day 5

picTORIal: Road Trippin'
And, I was so inspired by all our major karaoke car sessions and Hattie’s fave song, “Call Me Maybe” that we made this road trip music video we call “Roadtrippin’s Crazy.” Hope you enjoy!


Have you ever taken a family road trip?

Let me know what your experience was like!


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