LEGOLAND Florida Amusement Park
January 27, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

The mother of three elementary-age kids all who are “into” LEGO and LEGO Friends, we recently visited the LEGOLAND Florida amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida.
LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to …

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Spring Break in Bowling Green, Kentucky
April 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm | 2 Comments
Spring Break in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Continuing on the theme of spring break in Bowling Green, Kentucky, spend any time in the region and you will soon realize Cave Country has a whole lot going for it above the ground. Between …

Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights
February 22, 2013 – 9:40 am | One Comment
Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights

Most people don’t consider visiting the Jersey shore in the winter. But I’m here to suggest that winter is a fantastic time to hit the beach.
Morning run along the beach.
First of all, I’m a big …

5 Ways to Eat Better for Less While Traveling
August 12, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
5 Ways to Eat Better for Less While Traveling

Crystal Maleski is the mom of four kids and shares her love of cooking at http://www.makedinnereasy.com where she provides free weekly dinner plans, recipes, and a printable grocery shopping list to help busy families cook …

Dine on the Line, Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City
June 21, 2012 – 7:42 pm | One Comment
Dine on the Line, Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City

Light on the health, but heavy on the fun  is Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant. With three locations in the greater Kansas City area, our family recently dined at the downtown Crown Center venue. A destination stop …

Cooking in a Vacation Rental (and Still Enjoying Vacation)
April 26, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Cooking in a Vacation Rental (and Still Enjoying Vacation)

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 …

Feed Me in Austin, Texas
April 16, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment
Feed Me in Austin, Texas

A foodie’s playground, you can throw a rock from just about anywhere in Austin and hit a restaurant worth raving about. And forget four-star restaurants and ambiance, the hands-down best place to eat a meal …

Eat Dessert First near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
February 28, 2012 – 8:19 pm | One Comment
Eat Dessert First near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Call it kismet, karma, or fate. Whatever sequence of events lead up to our mid-winter discovery of Confections for Any Occasion by Joel, does it really matter? Embracing the mantra to eat dessert first, once …

Feed Me in Traverse City, Michigan
February 2, 2012 – 9:15 pm | No Comment
Feed Me in Traverse City, Michigan

On our winter wonderland weekend in Traverse City, Michigan, we had plenty of fresh air and opportunities to burn calories. This made us hungry. Very hungry. To a foodie’s delight, Traverse City supports regional food, …

Family Dining in Gulf Shores, Alabama
November 2, 2011 – 5:00 am | One Comment
Family Dining in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Mix one part sun with equal amounts of white sand, fresh air, and salt-water and  Gulf Shores, Alabama will whet your appetite in a New York Minute. With ample dining venues and endless opportunity for …

Hungry in Cambridge, Ohio: Theo’s Restaurant
September 20, 2011 – 11:15 am | No Comment
Hungry in Cambridge, Ohio: Theo’s Restaurant

In the Theodosopoulos family since 1963, Theo’s Restaurant in downtown Cambridge, Ohio can trace its early roots back to 1931. Credited with for bringing the Coney Island Coney Dog to Cambridge, “The Coney” changed has …

Feed Me Ohio: Getting Cheesy in Amish Country
September 14, 2011 – 7:04 pm | One Comment
Feed Me Ohio: Getting Cheesy in Amish Country

A grocery store may seem like an unusual dining spot, but for families meandering through the rolling hills of Amish Country, Walnut Creek Cheese is a budget-friendly tourist stop. Packing a grocery store, bakery, café, …

Cutest Ice Cream Cone in the Midwest
September 12, 2011 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
Cutest Ice Cream Cone in the Midwest

Summer in Michigan isn’t complete without sparklers, sand castles, and soft serve ice cream. A self-proclaimed Wisconsin custard elitist, Michigan is still my home turf and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve put down a …

Family Dining in Chicago Southland
July 26, 2011 – 9:22 am | 4 Comments
Family Dining in Chicago Southland

The Road Trips “Feed Me” mantra, is simple, but not always easy to accomplish. On our family travels, we look for the extension of “dinner at home” where ever we roam. In the ongoing search …

Family Dining in Door County, Wisconsin
June 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Family Dining in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County, Wisconsin is nothing short of a Mecca for foodies. From award-winning wineries to fish boils, supper clubs, bakeries, and bistros, what you won’t find in Wisconsin’s beloved vacation destination is an abundance of ordinary dining venues.

Uncommon Ground: Urban Farming and Family Dining in Chicago
May 18, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Uncommon Ground: Urban Farming and Family Dining in Chicago

The greenest restaurant in the city of Chicago, third-party certified by the Green Restaurant Association, Uncommon Ground teaches us about urban farming and sustainability in a way that’s easy to digest.

Feed Me: 10 Favorite Summer Road Trip Snacks
April 10, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Feed Me: 10 Favorite Summer Road Trip Snacks

Heading out for a road trip this summer, one way to cut down travel costs and keep your family on a healthy diet is to stock up on your favorite snacks. Road Trips for Families attended the 2011 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California last month to find the Top 10 road-trip friendly snacks. Our criteria is this: healthy, fun, portable, packable, affordable, non-melt-able snacks your kids will actually eat on a road trip.

Columbia, Missouri: Family Dining in the Athens of the Midwest
November 22, 2010 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Columbia, Missouri: Family Dining in the Athens of the Midwest

Columbia, Missouri, fondly known as the Athens of the Midwest, is a cultural mecca of art, education, and fine dining with friendly, small-town flair. Bring the kids, come hungry, and visit some of these popular dining spots the next time you’re passing through the area.

Family Dining in Corinth, Mississippi
November 11, 2010 – 1:48 pm | No Comment
Family Dining in Corinth, Mississippi

Southern dining means different things for different families. For some, it’s a multi-generational Sunday tradition and for others it’s all about the food. In Corinth, Mississippi, family dining is varied, plentiful, and worth checking out with your own kids in tow.

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe: Gateway to Good Eats
September 1, 2010 – 6:18 pm | 2 Comments
Lynn’s Paradise Cafe: Gateway to Good Eats

Lynn’s Paradise Café (Louisville, Kentucky) is a quirky independent restaurant with a national reputation built on great food, wacky décor, and wild events.

S’more Fun: 10 Best Places to Get Your Marshmallow On!
August 17, 2010 – 6:26 am | 6 Comments
S’more Fun: 10 Best Places to Get Your Marshmallow On!

A summertime rite-of-passage, roasting s’mores around the campfire has been a family tradition since marshmallows found their way onto grocery store shelves in the early 20th century. Road Trips for Families offers some suggestions for getting your marshmallow on, just in time for Nationional S’more Month.