Frequently Asked Questions

What is this Website about?

This website is about our family’s grand tour of the United States. Our plan is to spend eight weeks in the summer of 2007 in a rented minivan driving around the United States.

What is the main feature of the site?

The main features is the Trip Diary section. In this section, we will keep an on-line diary of our trip. From the diary, we will have links to photos.

How often does the site get updated?

We are on vacation, not sitting behind the computer 24/7. Our goal is to experience America, not to treck from one Internet hotspot to the next one.

Having said that, we expect to have Internet access every couple of days, and will try to update the website at those times.

If you want to follow us more closely, you can sign up to get an email notification when the site gets updated. Just log in and select the Send me an email notification option in your Preferences.

Do I have to register to see the site?

No, the entire site is visible to everyone. However, there are advantages to registering (which is free, and easy). When you are registered, you can leave comments. You can also sign up for automatic notification of a site update.

Can I leave comments?

Definitely! To leave comments, you need to be logged in to the site. Just click on the Add a Comment link and start writing.

When we have Internet access, we will not only update the website, but also download all comments. We won’t feel out of touch when we read your comments!

How come the time of some postings seems wrong?

The website runs in the U.S. Eastern Time time zone (New York, Washington, Baltimore). All posting times are in that time zone. In fact, when we’re on the road, we will keep our laptop on Eastern Time to prevent synchronization problems.

So, don’t be surprised you see a post that we’re off to get dinner somewhere in California, and the post is time-stamped 10 pm, or a post in the middle of the night from our family in Holland or our cousin in New Zealand.

On the other hand, the timestamp for the individual photos should be in local time (we don’t want a Sunrise at the Grand Canyon photo supposedly taken at 10 am).