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August 28, 2015 – 12:53 pm

Roseburg, Oregon is located along Oregon’s I-5, about 1 hour south of Eugene and 1.5 hours north of Medford. I know this is true, as we just made this drive yesterday afternoon. A sleepy little …

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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 (simply enter code “FANN” when …

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.

Guest Post: Top 5 Tips for Winter Vacation Rentals

November 8, 2010 – 7:55 am
kids vacation rental winter

Most travelers think of heading to a vacation rental with the family for a summer beach vacation. However, the winter can be a great time to stay in a vacation rental, too.

Top 5 Tips For Reserving a Vacation Rental

June 3, 2010 – 6:50 am
Vacation Rental Hot Tub

Staying in a vacation rental home is becoming increasingly popular for family vacations, especially because vacation rentals can be a fantastic value. With the growth of the popularity and availability of vacation rentals, there are some important things you can do to insure your visit will be everything you hoped for and more.

Friday News Roundup, May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010 – 6:40 am
Marine Mammal Center treats patient 5.09 (1)

There’s more road trip news than we can fit into our regular features. The Friday News Roundup gives families the stories we think are the most important every week, all in one place. Your family road trip just got a little bit easier, week-by-week.

Top 10: Best Family-Friendly Spots to Rent a Condo

August 17, 2009 – 7:02 am
Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

It doesn’t really matter whether you think the recession is over or not. The kids still want to see Grandma for the holidays. Heck, you probably want to see family or friends for the holidays too. But, airline tickets and rental cars might not be in the budget. The perfect solution could be a multi-family road trip. Just rent a condo, pack everyone in, and celebrate like you live there.

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf Offering “Just Ducky” Package

May 19, 2009 – 8:40 pm
Ride the Ducks

From June 1 to August 30, families staying at San Francisco’s Fisheman’s Wharf can take advantage of a special package that pairs a stay at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf with a tour from Ride The Ducks San Francisco. Ride The Ducks offers 1 1/2 hour land and water tours of popular cities on amphibious vehicles.