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

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 …

Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA
May 3, 2013 – 2:23 pm | 3 Comments
Amish Country Itinerary in Lancaster, PA

If you’re looking for a great weekend road trip in the Northeast this spring, consider Lancaster, PA.  From the Amish country, to the railroads and museums, to the amusement parks, this itinerary is great family …

Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin
April 14, 2013 – 1:29 pm | 4 Comments
Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s fourth largest city, Kenosha, is home to 100,000 Wisconsinites. A midway point between Milwaukee and Chicago, Kenosha is conveniently located on both the Metra rail line and lies between Interstate 94 and the majestic …

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 …

Cave Country, Kentucky
April 2, 2013 – 5:48 am | No Comment
Cave Country, Kentucky

This week is spring break for most of the Midwest. Like 99.9% of the people sick of this “forever” winter weather, we pointed our car south and hit the road with visions of daffodils and …

Making The Most Of Spring Break In Breck
March 20, 2013 – 5:15 am | No Comment
Making The Most Of Spring Break In Breck

If you happen to be heading to Breckenridge, Colo., for spring break in the next couple weeks, color me jealous. While my family spent a fantastic week there in early February, we were a few …

Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont: Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry!
March 9, 2013 – 6:22 am | 4 Comments
Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont: Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry!

Almost exactly a year ago, I shared with you our family’s first trip to Smuggler’s Notch Resort in Vermont. We enjoyed ourselves so much last year, that we returned again this year. And to double-up …

A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
February 22, 2013 – 8:04 am | 3 Comments
A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Road tripping our way to as many “cool small towns” as we possibly can fit into one winter, our latest adventure took us to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. On the verge of being “Up North,” Stevens …

Trailerama – The world of vintage travel trailers
February 4, 2013 – 6:43 am | 2 Comments
Trailerama – The world of vintage travel trailers

Our family has a small obsession with vintage trailers and we frequently take ours on our road trips, which is why we were so excited to interview Phil Noyes, author of Trailerama, a coffee table book celebrating all that is vintage trailer. Trailerama is a celebration of what travel trailers have meant to road tripping families, and inspiration for finding your first vintage trailer to enjoy a whole new generation of road trips.

Winter Fun in La Crosse, Wisconsin
January 30, 2013 – 8:31 am | No Comment
Winter Fun in La Crosse, Wisconsin

La Crosse, Wisconsin  is one of those places you might first read about in a “cool small towns” list or discover in a outdoor lovers guide book. With a population large enough to support three …

Disney in Hawaii: Visit the Aulani Lagoon for Free
November 18, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
Disney in Hawaii: Visit the Aulani Lagoon for Free

Planning a trip to O’ahu for the Honolulu Color Run, Mapquest showed the 5K race course just down the street from the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. With lodging already booked in …

Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island
November 11, 2012 – 6:32 pm | One Comment
Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island

Family-friendly and affordable vacation suggestions for a family vacation on The Big Island of Hawaii.
Traveling a great distance and spending a chunk of change just getting to Hawaii, our recent family vacation needed to be …

Family Vacation in Dubuque, Iowa
September 17, 2012 – 7:19 pm | 4 Comments
Family Vacation in Dubuque, Iowa

Built on the Mississippi River and right up the bluff, Dubuque, Iowa is progressive in addition to beautiful. Renovating the Port of Dubuque as well as the historic downtown, great vision has transformed the city …

Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Bring the Kidz
September 4, 2012 – 6:20 pm | 3 Comments
Family Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Bring the Kidz

Shifting the paradigm that The American Club—the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star Resort—is exclusively for couples, golfers and girlfriends, the Kohler Company has launched a new program just for kids. Kohler Kidz, that is.
Launched in the …

Halifax Area Attractions: An Itinerary to See it All
August 22, 2012 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
Halifax Area Attractions: An Itinerary to See it All

Our family had one week to see all of the attractions around Halifax, Nova Scotia — and still get some relaxing time too! We actually feel we succeeded in this goal, so I thought I …

Road Trip Itinerary: A Long Weekend in Door County, Wisconsin
August 13, 2012 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Road Trip Itinerary: A Long Weekend in Door County, Wisconsin

I needed to get away for just a few days. Somewhere rich in natural beauty, good shopping, delicious food and low stress.  Door County, Wisconsin fit the bill perfectly. Since this trip was spur of …

Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville
August 3, 2012 – 4:57 am | No Comment
Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville

While you could make it from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN in four to five hours on the Interstate, taking the scenic route offers opportunities for unique stops that make a memorable family road trip.
When …

Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition
July 13, 2012 – 7:26 am | 2 Comments
Kansas Road Trip – The world’s largest anything you can imagine and more edition

Turn a rush through Kansas into a tour of the world’s largest everything. From The World’s Most Artsy Public Toilets to the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Kansas has some of the best road trip stops in the US.

Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family
July 5, 2012 – 7:27 pm | 2 Comments
Summer Vacation: Kansas City With The Family

Kansas City. Best known as the “city of fountains,” this Midwestern Missouri destination may be one of the best-kept secrets in the family travel industry. Bursting with culture, entertainment, museums, sporting venues, and enough independent …

Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas
June 28, 2012 – 7:35 pm | One Comment
Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas

Perhaps an unconventional vacation destination for a road trip, Park Place shopping district in Leawood, Kansas (greater Kansas City) is a “something for everyone” type detour. Located near 117th and Nall, Park Place is a …