Indoor Adventure at the Mall of America
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The kids are back in school, winter is inevitable, and road trip season has shrunken to the tune of a long weekend or holiday vacation. Accommodating both road warriors and jet setters with a long …

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World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 26, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment
World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EAA AirVenture—the world’s greatest aviation celebration—is in full swing this week. Those of us in the diary state for the event might just say that Oshkosh feels a bit like Kitty Hawk on steroids. Drawing …

Lake Michigan Beaches: Duck Lake State Park
July 24, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Lake Michigan Beaches: Duck Lake State Park

Located about thirty minutes north of downtown Muskegon, Michigan is Duck Lake State Park. Considered a day use park (as in, hiking, skiing, fishing, picnicking, but no camping), Duck Lake State Park is spread out …

Guest Post: Top 5 Ways My Family Benefited from a Summer of Outdoor Play
July 22, 2012 – 9:16 am | No Comment
Guest Post: Top 5 Ways My Family Benefited from a Summer of Outdoor Play

As the national nonprofit KaBOOM! kicks off its 2012 Summer Playground Challenge — which challenges families to explore as many playgrounds as you can this summer and offers prizes for your playground visits — past …

Windshield Safety – How important is your windshield to a safe family road trip?
July 20, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
Windshield Safety – How important is your windshield to a safe family road trip?

A broken windshield this week on our mega summer road trip had us thinking about the importance of windshields. Not something that typically keeps us up nights. But, did you know that most auto safety …

World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets — Lucas, Kansas
July 13, 2012 – 8:22 am | One Comment
World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets — Lucas, Kansas

Road trips and public toilets go hand in hand. Lucas, Kansas has taken that to a whole new level with their new World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets.

Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition
July 13, 2012 – 7:26 am | 2 Comments
Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition

Turn a rush through Kansas into a tour of the world’s largest everything. From The World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets to the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Kansas has some of the best road trip stops in the US.

Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family
July 5, 2012 – 7:27 pm | 2 Comments
Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family

Kansas City. Best known as the “city of fountains,” this Midwestern Missouri destination may be one of the best-kept secrets in the family travel industry. Bursting with culture, entertainment, museums, sporting venues, and enough independent …

How to Choose a Kid Friendly Hotel
July 3, 2012 – 5:45 am | No Comment
How to Choose a Kid Friendly Hotel

Ever arrive at a hotel and start to unpack the car, and you just know the bellman is groaning? How do you find a hotel that is truly family friendly?

Travel Themed Board Games
July 1, 2012 – 1:23 pm | 5 Comments
Travel Themed Board Games

Under the guise of vacation, it’s only when we reach adulthood that we fully understand a road trip is a real-life social studies lesson with undertones of cartography. Road maps and GPS-assisted navigation aside, one …