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Winter in Montana: Ski Big Sky Resort

November 14, 2015 – 10:44 am
Chris Kamman

Ski season is upon us and this year we’re focusing on winter road trips that incorporate family ski vacations. If you’ve ever been to Montana, you know it’s earned the nickname “Big Sky” for a …

Oregon’s Iconic Timberline Lodge

November 12, 2015 – 12:42 pm

Last weekend we ventured out to the iconic Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. Built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, the lodge sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet …

Family Friendly Lodging in Oregon’s Rogue Valley

September 24, 2015 – 5:35 pm
Inn at Commons Room

If you are making a family road trip through Oregon’s Rogue Valley and need a family-friendly place to stay, consider the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, and Inn at the Commons in Medford. …

The Breakers: Family-Friendly Lodging in Long Beach, Washington

August 4, 2015 – 8:51 am

If you’re planning a trip to Long Beach, Washington, one thing you’ll discover early on in your itinerary making is the lack of commercial and chain hotels, motels, and lodges anywhere on the peninsula. I …

Oregon Coast: Wheeler on the Nehalem Bay

July 20, 2015 – 3:44 pm
Rising Star Cafe

A short drive up Highway 101 from Tillamook is the city of Wheeler. Built along the eastern edge of the Nehalem Bay in the shadow of Neahkahnie Mountain, this coastal community is significantly less touristy …

A Tour of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

November 18, 2014 – 1:47 pm

Last month, I posted a story on how football fans traveling to New Orleans for a Saints game can save 15% off regular room rates at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Central Business District, Louisiana, …

Football Season Savings at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans

October 20, 2014 – 9:03 am
New Orleans Hotel

Football season is finally here and nothing beats the thrill of cheering in the stands while your team wins an away game. For the true fans who will travel to New Orleans for Saints games, …

Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA

May 3, 2013 – 2:23 pm
Amish Village

If you’re looking for a great weekend road trip in the Northeast this spring, consider Lancaster, PA.  From the Amish country, to the railroads and museums, to the amusement parks, this itinerary is great family …

Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels

November 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm

Orlando getaways are viewed by many as the ultimate family getaway. Regardless of any low- cost holiday packages you may find on the internet, the cost of your Florida family escape can soon amount to …

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?

Merriment and Mayhem in Port Washington, Wisconsin

June 8, 2012 – 6:57 pm

Scheduled for the first full weekend of June, the Port Washington Pirate Festival in Port Washington, Wisconsin promises both merriment and mayhem on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Happening upon last year’s festival somewhat …

Stay and Play at Ohio State Park Lodges

October 5, 2011 – 1:56 pm
Ski hill and archery range at Punderson.

Joining with a handful of states allowing free access to their entire State Park system, residents of and visitors to Ohio are encouraged to hike, bike, boat, camp, and play their way across a sizable …

Where to Unplug the Kids

August 5, 2011 – 7:16 am

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children now spend 53 hours a week in front of a television, computer, hand held video game console, cell phone, iPad… and some times, multiple devices at once. As you contemplate what to do with the last weeks of summer, we asked the experts at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to tell us where they would like to spend some time outside.

Guest Post: Top 5 Family Road Trips

July 13, 2011 – 7:49 am

Looking for a vacation spot that won’t break the bank? We asked Dan Weisman of Flipkey.com, a leading vacation rental website, to give us some suggestions of destinations that are road trip worthy, great for families and fun to visit.