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World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

July 26, 2012 – 5:38 pm
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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
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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

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
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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
Our nomination for "Best place to place a cache" near the public bathrooms in Lucas, KS

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
World's Most Artsy Public Toilets - Lucas, Kansas

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
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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
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
The Presidential Game

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 …