Touring the Missouri State Capitol Building
January 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

Whenever our family passes through a state’s capital city, we like to stop and tour the capitol building. Free and open to the general public, most state capitol buildings offer guided tours (if you have …

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Passports with Purpose 2011
November 30, 2011 – 1:00 am | 3 Comments
Passports with Purpose 2011

In the spirit of giving and good cheer, Road Trips for Families is honored to participate in the 2011 Passports with Purpose (PwP), an annual fundraiser hosted by some of your favorite travel blogs. In its third year, PwP has raised money for a school in rural Cambodia ($30,000 in 2009) and a village in rural India (rallying with over $64,000 in 2010). Partnering with Room To Read, PwP has set a goal of $80,000 to build two libraries for children in Zambia, Africa. A family-travel site and parents of our own literate kids, we feel particularly inspired by this year’s fundraiser.

Movies To Go: Redbox on the Road
October 31, 2011 – 11:30 am | 11 Comments
Movies To Go: Redbox on the Road

As a general rule of thumb, we provide our kids with unlimited opportunities for self-entertainment (i.e., looking out the window) for road trips under nine hours. This is partly because our Hail Mary minivan is …

Giveaway: S’Mores Basket
August 20, 2010 – 4:56 pm | 3 Comments
Giveaway: S’Mores Basket

Win a S’mores kit on Road Trips for Families—Hershey®’s Milk Chocolate bars, crispy Honey Maid® Graham Crackers and Kraft Jet-Puffed® Marshmallows—and a branded skewers set!

Giveaway: Don’t Bite Me! Patch
July 11, 2009 – 9:31 am | 5 Comments
Giveaway: Don’t Bite Me! Patch

They are jokingly referred to as Wisconsin/Minnesota/Your State Here’s National Bird. They bite, carry disease and the red welts itch for days after you’re bitten. You resort to DEET just to keep them off your kids. Yep, mosquitoes.

Best Road Trip Story Contest
June 4, 2009 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
Best Road Trip Story Contest

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTHO) is asking for your best ever road trip stories.