The Ultimate Road Trip: Powered by the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, the Anderson Family Comes Home

The Ultimate Road Trip

“Inspired by Nissan Pathfinder, writer Chris Atwell has written a series about the fictional Anderson Family and imagined the adventures they might have on a summer road trip with Pathfinder. The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this article are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, or entities is intended or should be inferred.”



The Andersons are coming home. After weeks of seeking adventure and making memories in their all-new 2022 Nissan Pathfinder, this family of intrepid travelers is heading back to Brooklyn. They’re short one family member; eldest daughter Malena disembarked for college mid-road trip to start her freshman year. But Darryl, Denise, Zane, and Janae, are enjoying the last hours of their Pathfinder journey. Darryl reflects and looks ahead.

Our family road trip took months to plan. It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly over!

When the family climbed into the Pathfinder this morning, everyone was feeling good about where we’d been the past three weeks. We covered hundreds of miles and got to do so many things we’d talked about for so long–many for the first time.

We hiked peaks in upstate New York and Tennessee, visited family down in the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and Denise and I even found private time to explore Virginia Beach on horseback.

The kids got to take a hot-air balloon ride over Virginia’s Blue Mountains–they’ll talk about that for a long time–and I was so happy we were able to take Malena to her freshman orientation. We’re so proud of her. And you know I was thrilled to get my fishing time in, first with Zane in a father-son excursion to Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and again with yesterday’s full-family trip to Delaware Bay in the boat we just bought.

Yeah, that purchase was a little impulsive, but worth it. And since the Pathfinder has more than enough hauling capacity to handle the 25-foot sailboat, I figured now was as good a time as any to take the plunge. Once we’re back home, I look forward to hopping in the Pathfinder and taking the boat to Sheepshead Bay and Long Island for some serious weekend fishing.

You know, it’s one thing to dream and talk about doing things you want to do. In so many ways, acquiring the Nissan Pathfinder was the catalyst that allowed us to turn that talk into action.

Think about it. You’ve got a family vehicle that’s rugged enough to manage serious miles worth of driving time, changing weather, and all kinds of terrain. The interior is luxe and comfortable, and spacious enough for a family over long trips. Even our dog, Juno, had her lounge space. And finally, you’ve got all the latest driver-assist tech–Head-Up display, Intelligent Navigation, 360-view Safety Shield–it’s a lengthy list!

With that level of performance and support, Denise and I had the flexibility to plan big for this ultimate road trip. Everything was on the table, and we made the most of it. When we took the Pathfinder across the Brooklyn Bridge this evening, we closed the book on a remarkable family adventure. It feels good to be home.

Denise, of course, is already planning our next trip!