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The Rodes On The Road

We are the Family Rodes behind the Rodes On The Road we called ourselves the dwarf Rodes because most of our family members are giants and it’s only us who are the shortest. We’re also the smallest numbers of Rodes as mostly everyone has more children than us.

Do you know what is great to be a Rode? All of us have alternate children the first two kids can be a boy and a girl which I can say we’re so blessed.

We’re a family who wants to see the other parts of the city and another side of the world. We enjoy seeing places, learning history, culture, and experience other traditions and to taste some delicacies. We love to collect souvenirs and monies from the places we visited. It doesn’t matter how cheap or expensive the keepsakes as long as it says something about the area and remind us what the site is all about! We created this page to entice other families to travel and share our experiences along the way. To help guide other family travelers who were not able to see the places we’ve been to yet! May our journey will be your guide and inspiration for your travels as well.


Rode Family in Letchworth park

 About Me and Hubby

I am April Key Rode with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am from the Philippines and move here in America 12 years ago. My hobbies are traveling, researching, reading, writing, stitching and dancing. I am fun of sports like basketball, badminton, and soccer! I love organizing events and planning is my favorite thing to do. My husband called me a Cylon wife who always has a plan! I am the mother of these two beautiful kids named Kyle and Keira. Grateful to have a wonderful loving husband.

My husband is Nate; he is a Masters Degree in Information Technology, a straightforward man who is very smart, articulate and perfectionists in everything he does! He loves playing electronic games and programming is his favorite thing to do. He’s a very well rounded person, so I think Keira got it from him except his the same as Kyle who enjoys the comfort of our home.

Rode Couple

April & Nate enjoying family time

Keira Rode

Keira with her sweet smile

Kyle Rode

Kyle giving his usual look


I traveled a lot since I was a little kid and always be on the road as my mother is a single parent and always has to travel around Cebu, Philippines to meet the farmers around the State. As a Tourism graduate, I was able to travel around for some of our subjects that are related to travel. Nate in the other hand able to travel with his family and visited most of the west coast as he is born and raised there in his younger years.

As a couple, we both traveled a lot in the Philippines before coming here in the US and we continue to visit places even when we have the two K’s. Money and work are a big factor in planning.

The following listed below are the countries we visited as a couple and as a family.

United States Of America
Quintana Roo
Baja California Sur
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    April 3, 2019

    Great job April ! Great pictures and introduction to your beautiful family 🙂

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    April 3, 2019

    Thanks for stopping by and how is our web design and logo is it ok?

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    Cherly Ann

    May 8, 2019

    Wonderful family picture! Both kids look so cute! Keira is getting pretty each time

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    May 10, 2019

    Thank you Che 🙂

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    Megan | Ginger Mom and Company

    May 18, 2019

    Look at all the places you have been! That’s incredible! You have such an adorable family 🙂 I look forward to reading your blog!

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      May 21, 2019

      Hello Megan, thank you so much, and I’ll be following your journey as well. Let me know if there is anything you like to hear.

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    September 30, 2019

    Sounds exciting!

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      October 1, 2019

      It was exciting!

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    John & Susan

    December 16, 2019

    Great blog site! Will follow!

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      December 17, 2019

      Thank you both and welcome to our site.

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    Simply Beautiful ß

    April 8, 2020

    Great pictures & beautiful introduction. Lovely and sweet family. 🙂 <3

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      April 12, 2020

      Thank you!

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