Pipestone National Monument
August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am | No Comment

While passing through the Southwest corner of Minnesota earlier this summer, an unmistakable brown and white sign reserved for national monuments popped into view: Pipestone National Monument
Located in the town of Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument …

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Northeast Road Trip in the Sweet Buick Regal
January 28, 2013 – 5:41 am | One Comment
Northeast Road Trip in the Sweet Buick Regal

Buick? That’s a Grandma car, right? Nope. When this beauty arrived in my driveway, I was pleasantly surprised.
Our family road trip from New Jersey to Rhode Island and Massachusetts gave us a week in the …

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 …

Cross-Country Road Trip: Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover
June 24, 2012 – 12:19 pm | 2 Comments
Cross-Country Road Trip: Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover

For a third summer in a row, we’ve participated in a  cross-country “road trip test drive,” compliments of General Motors Corporation. Charleston, South Carolina was the 2010 destination for the Chevrolet Traverse. In 2011, we arrived …

Road Trip: Chicago Auto Show or Bust
February 4, 2012 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Road Trip: Chicago Auto Show or Bust

With the 2012 Chicago Auto Show around the corner (as in THIS week), Road Trips for Families is excited to attend the big event on Thursday, February 9. Dubbed as “Social Media Preview Day,” Thursday …

Guest Post: Road Trip Rides
November 9, 2011 – 8:41 pm | No Comment
Guest Post: Road Trip Rides

Today’s guest post is written by automobile-expert Sean Gray. Sean works with CashForTrucks.com, a company that buys cars and helps people sell their junkers and replace them with new ones.
If you’re a frequent road tripper, …

Family Road Trip: 2011 Buick Enclave on Route 66
June 28, 2011 – 12:52 pm | 3 Comments
Family Road Trip: 2011 Buick Enclave on Route 66

Join Road Trips for Families on a 1400 mile test drive in the 2011 Buick Enclave. Along Route 66, this luxury crossover with with dynamic performance exceeded its reputation for comfort and class.

Back to the Future: 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
September 3, 2010 – 7:27 pm | 9 Comments
Back to the Future: 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

With 9025 logged road trip miles this year alone, we recently spent 2340 of them in a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. Farm land, traffic jams, mountain ranges, and eventually the beach, I like to think of our trip as the world’s longest test drive.

Best Road Trip Cars From Ford
July 15, 2009 – 8:42 am | One Comment
Best Road Trip Cars From Ford

Back in they day, parents just took the car they had. Now, there are lots of options, so I talked to Ford executive and mom, Amy Marentic, about the 2010 line of cars from Ford, and their great features for road trippers.

Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro
June 15, 2009 – 9:52 am | 2 Comments
Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro

When I first heard from the representative at WeDriveU, I scoffed at the idea of hiring a professional to drive the family sedan. But, then, I started to think of a few places I’d rather sip a cool beverage and watch the scenery instead of fight with the GPS (and eventually everyone in the car) trying to find our way.

Watch Your Wallet — Speed Traps Revealed
June 9, 2009 – 11:28 am | No Comment
Watch Your Wallet — Speed Traps Revealed

The National Motorists Association seems suspect as an altruistic organization to me, but they have a database of known speed traps, searchable by state and city. Worth a look after you’ve finalized your route for the next road trip.

Kelly Blue Book’s Best Road Trip Cars of 2009
May 21, 2009 – 6:57 pm | One Comment
Kelly Blue Book’s Best Road Trip Cars of 2009

With a car for any road tripper, from the 505-horsepower Corvette ZO6 to the family-friendly Honda Odyessy, Kelly Blue Book took their automotive expertise and picked a Top 10.

Road Trip Vehicles of the Year 2009*
May 21, 2009 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
Road Trip Vehicles of the Year 2009*

In one of the more brilliant press releases to come across my desk in a while, Thule, a manufacturer of roof racks as well as other auto accessories, announced their picks for Road Trip Vehicle of the Year 2009. After reading the release, I’m pretty sure not very women work at Thule.

Information Please
May 18, 2009 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

For those of us without a fancy internet-enabled phone, it can be expensive to need directions at the last minute. I do ok at home, but sometimes when I’m traveling I just have to have directions at the last minute. And, there’s usually no one to call who can do a quick MapQuest lookup.

10 Simple Ways to Conserve Gas on Summer Road Trips
May 18, 2009 – 2:22 pm | No Comment
10 Simple Ways to Conserve Gas on Summer Road Trips

Even though gas prices have gone down, the economy sure hasn’t made us feel any better about spending money. But, Farmers’ Almanac, the original sustainable living guide (who knew?, suggests some easy-to-follow tips that can cut your gas usage and save you a few dollars whether you’re headed on a family vacation or taking a routine car trip.