Articles by Sheri Wallace
Our family has a small obsession with vintage trailers and we frequently take ours on our road trips, which is why we were so excited to interview Phil Noyes, author of Trailerama, a coffee table book celebrating all that is vintage trailer. Trailerama is a celebration of what travel trailers have meant to road tripping families, and inspiration for finding your first vintage trailer to enjoy a whole new generation of road trips.
When families aspire to expose their children to different cultures, many parents think this must involve global travel. However, international travel may not be within our budget, school and work constraints might prohibit long trips, or some families choose to wait until their children are older to travel abroad. Today I’d like to focus on another way to expose your children to a variety of diverse cultures, varying perspectives and lifestyles, and unique customs and traditions: I invite you to “think local.”
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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?
Nothing beats a great family road trip; however some destinations are just a better option for folks with mobility issues. Whether it’s mom or dad in a wheelchair, junior in a stroller, or grandma who just needs to go a little slower, these road trip stops are great choices for the whole family – no matter what their ability level.
Looking for car games that keep the kids occupied and learning at the same time? Here are five ideas that incorporate science while no one is looking.
Before kids, camping happens on a whim. Want to go camping? Sure. Toss a few things in the car and off you go. After kids, you need a professional organizer. We asked Helen Olsson, author of The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids to give us her top ten tips for car camping with kids. After a trip or two, you’ll wonder how you ever camped with out them.
One of the most common questions we’re asked about family road trips is: “How do you save money?” And there are always lots of questions about picky eaters, finding healthy food and sticking to schedules …
Road Trips for Families is pleased to announce that we’ll be a stop on Helen Olsson’s blog tour next week. Helen wrote the new book, “The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature.” A fun and irreverent book from a mom who has lived life both as an adventurer (pre-kids) and diaper changer in the middle of the night in a tent (also an adventure, just not the sort you usually write about), we’re looking forward to Helen’s tips on getting started camping with kids.
National Park Week 2012 is April 21-29 and courtesy of the National Park Service come these suggestions for enjoying the parks this week. With nearly 400 national parks — and FREE admission all week long, …
Guest post by Barbara Barnes, author of the new book, “What’s Great About I-95: Maine to Florida“.
Getting ready for summer vacation? Make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. I-95 travelers are in for a …
We love a good theme for our road trips. We’ve been known to take trips that focus on crazy road signs, the most miles traveled without seeing a car or even wildlife spotting expeditions if we’re desperate and need the kids to believe that out their window is exciting, even if elusive, wildlife. But the best road trips seem to be those where the family pictures take place in front of the biggest ball of twine or world’s largest underwear. Death Valley National Park offers creative families the opportunity for a scrapbook full of record-breaking photo ops.
Philadelphia is one of the most historic cities in the country, and there are plenty of fun, exciting (and even educational) attractions that will make your road trip complete.
Different types of cruise experiences abound but perhaps nothing offers a more “Wonder-ful” appeal for multi-generational travel than a cruise aboard the Disney Wonder. (and a trip to Disney Resorts afterwards)
After a recent trip to Nova Scotia, Vera Marie Badertscher, editor of A Traveler’s Library, and the biography of Navajo artist Quincy Tahoma, shares with us her best family road trip tips for the area.
Road tripping in Nova Scotia? Taking the ferry is twice the fun. Up-to-date info and tips on taking the ferries and tips on keeping the whole family entertained.
Sunny locations, guaranteed fun for the whole family and ease of meeting extended family at locations with something for everyone top the list of reasons to take a holiday road trip to one of the Disney theme parks. Oh, and did we mention the sun? You can find lots of tips for Disney travel from experts like Theme Park Mom, but what about the rest of the trip?