Indoor Adventure at the Mall of America
November 3, 2013 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

The kids are back in school, winter is inevitable, and road trip season has shrunken to the tune of a long weekend or holiday vacation. Accommodating both road warriors and jet setters with a long …

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Kid-Friendly Activities for Springtime in New York City
March 19, 2013 – 7:35 pm | No Comment
Kid-Friendly Activities for Springtime in New York City

March 20th marks the start of spring, and here’s hoping that warm weather will follow! It’s a great season for weekend travel, and New York City is always a favorite destination for families in the …

Gotta Go! The Smart Way to Take a Road Trip Pit Stop
March 13, 2013 – 2:19 pm | 9 Comments
Gotta Go! The Smart Way to Take a Road Trip Pit Stop

Perhaps an unconventional topic for a travel story, this week’s guest post may just surprise you. A subject universal to all true road trippers, the “pit stop” is something we parents try to strategically plan …

Turning One Vacation into Two
March 4, 2013 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Turning One Vacation into Two

Today’s guest post comes from Jake Redman, founder of ModHop.com. On ModHop.com, Redman has leveraged his personal travel experiences to help others get the most out of their travel experience, providing them with the information …

Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter
February 1, 2013 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter

It may be February now, but the winter won’t be leaving us anytime soon. If you live in the Midwest or in an area that gets a lot of snow, expect many more days of …

Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels
November 10, 2012 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
Long-Term Holiday Vacation in Orlando, Florida: Stay at Gatwick Hotels

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 …

Guest Post: Teach your kids about other cultures without using your passport
August 13, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment
Guest Post: Teach your kids about other cultures without using your passport

When families aspire to expose their children to different cultures, many parents think this must involve global travel. However, international travel may not be within our budget, school and work constraints might prohibit long trips, or some families choose to wait until their children are older to travel abroad. Today I’d like to focus on another way to expose your children to a variety of diverse cultures, varying perspectives and lifestyles, and unique customs and traditions: I invite you to “think local.”

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 …

Guest Post: Niagara Falls Family Vacation
August 6, 2012 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
Guest Post: Niagara Falls Family Vacation

Today’s guest post is compliments of Gemma Callahan. Gemma is a stay-at-home mom of three kids ages 11, 10, and 8. Current resident of Madison, Wisconsin (yea!), Gemma has called New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, and …

Guest Post: Top 5 Ways My Family Benefited from a Summer of Outdoor Play
July 22, 2012 – 9:16 am | No Comment
Guest Post: Top 5 Ways My Family Benefited from a Summer of Outdoor Play

As the national nonprofit KaBOOM! kicks off its 2012 Summer Playground Challenge — which challenges families to explore as many playgrounds as you can this summer and offers prizes for your playground visits — past …

Top 10 Accessible Family Road Trip Stops
June 16, 2012 – 5:42 am | One Comment
Top 10 Accessible Family Road Trip Stops

Nothing beats a great family road trip; however some destinations are just a better option for folks with mobility issues. Whether it’s mom or dad in a wheelchair, junior in a stroller, or grandma who just needs to go a little slower, these road trip stops are great choices for the whole family – no matter what their ability level.

5 Car Games That Incorporate Science Into Your Summer Road Trip
June 4, 2012 – 3:09 pm | One Comment
5 Car Games That Incorporate Science Into Your Summer Road Trip

Looking for car games that keep the kids occupied and learning at the same time? Here are five ideas that incorporate science while no one is looking.

Cincinnati in Spring: Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory
May 20, 2012 – 6:54 pm | No Comment
Cincinnati in Spring: Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory

Butterfly lovers should plan a yearly migration to Cincinnati to see the annual Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory.  Every year features a new theme; often the themes showcase butterflies from a particular country.  2012’s show …

Ten Great Tips for Car Camping with Kids
April 30, 2012 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Ten Great Tips for Car Camping with Kids

Before kids, camping happens on a whim. Want to go camping? Sure. Toss a few things in the car and off you go. After kids, you need a professional organizer. We asked Helen Olsson, author of The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids to give us her top ten tips for car camping with kids. After a trip or two, you’ll wonder how you ever camped with out them.

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 …

Helen Olsson Blog Tour – The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids
April 23, 2012 – 11:25 pm | One Comment
Helen Olsson Blog Tour – The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids

Road Trips for Families is pleased to announce that we’ll be a stop on Helen Olsson’s blog tour next week. Helen wrote the new book, “The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature.” A fun and irreverent book from a mom who has lived life both as an adventurer (pre-kids) and diaper changer in the middle of the night in a tent (also an adventure, just not the sort you usually write about), we’re looking forward to Helen’s tips on getting started camping with kids.

Turn the Journey AND Destination in a Vacation – 10 Great Summertime Stops Along I-95
April 12, 2012 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Turn the Journey AND Destination in a Vacation – 10 Great Summertime Stops Along I-95

Guest post by Barbara Barnes, author of the new book, “What’s Great About I-95: Maine to Florida“.

Getting ready for summer vacation? Make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. I-95 travelers are in for a …

Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland
March 1, 2012 – 7:16 pm | One Comment
Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland

We’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite Canadian road-tripping moms, Julie Harrison of Coffee with Julie. Adventuring north to Saguenay, Quebec on a Winter Wonderland trip last season, The Harrison’s recently dipped down …

Must-See Attractions in Philadelphia
February 19, 2012 – 10:36 pm | 4 Comments
Must-See Attractions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the most historic cities in the country, and there are plenty of fun, exciting (and even educational) attractions that will make your road trip complete.

Guest Post: Fit for Fun Wellness Program on Muscle Beach
February 17, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Guest Post: Fit for Fun Wellness Program on Muscle Beach

This spring break and summer, families visiting Santa Monica, California will can experience the original Muscle Beach with Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s new Fit for Fun wellness program. Blending outdoor activities with a balanced …

A “Wonder”ous, Double Dose of Disney for Multi-generational Family Vacations
December 8, 2011 – 7:38 am | No Comment
A “Wonder”ous, Double Dose of Disney for Multi-generational Family Vacations

Different types of cruise experiences abound but perhaps nothing offers a more “Wonder-ful” appeal for multi-generational travel than a cruise aboard the Disney Wonder. (and a trip to Disney Resorts afterwards)