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July 26, 2015 – 7:13 pm

We pulled into Kelly’s Brighton Marina at 7:20 on a Thursday morning. A marina with camping and RV sites, Kelly’s is a popular one-stop-shop destination for anyone interested in fishing or crabbing in the protected …

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Popular National Parks to Visit in Europe

July 19, 2015 – 10:29 pm
Oulanka: Wikimedia.org

As a home to multitudes of national parks, Europe is one of the most favorite continents for nature-loving tourists. Countries like France, Germany, and Switzerland are filled with stunning stretches of terrain with unique flora …

Kid-Friendly Activities for Springtime in New York City

March 19, 2013 – 7:35 pm

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 …

Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter

February 1, 2013 – 7:27 pm

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 …

Guest Post: Teach your kids about other cultures without using your passport

August 13, 2012 – 1:47 pm

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
Group Dining on Vacation

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
Water Park at Martin's Fantasy Island

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

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
Megan's Wonderland

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
road trips for familes car games with science

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
Teen with butterflies

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 …

Beaches Boscobel: A Top Five for Families

May 7, 2012 – 4:50 pm

My daughter and I just returned from the Beaches Boscobel resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and here are the top five reasons why I think families keep returning year after year. I’d heard of Beaches …

Ten Great Tips for Car Camping with Kids

April 30, 2012 – 10:15 pm
Bring along nets and turn a hike into a butterfly safari.

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
family at dinner table

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
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature By Helen Olsson

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.

10 Great Summertime Stops Along I-95

April 12, 2012 – 12:46 pm
interesting interstates

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
Mother-Daughter Moment on the Chairlift

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
rocky statue

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

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 …

Travel Makes Me Happy

February 7, 2012 – 6:00 am

On World Happy Day— February 11, 2012—thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film HAPPY and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. Winner of the Audience …

A “Wonder”ous, Double Dose of Disney for Multi-generational Family Vacations

December 8, 2011 – 7:38 am
disneyland holiday parade

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)