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5 Must See New York Landmarks

August 25, 2015 – 9:00 pm
Statue of Liberty

New York, the city that never sleeps, is something you must see in your lifetime. It is one of the business centers of the world, and definitely the heartbeat of America’s economy. Over 10 million …

Top 15 Family-Friendly Attractions in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am

If you’ve ever moved your family to a new city or state, one of the first things you’ll do is consult the internet for suggestions of places to take your kids. We moved to Eugene, …

Insects are In! Top Three Butterfly Houses in the U.S.

August 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm

Butterflies Now Cooler than Dinosaurs!
Families on vacation are choosing insects over dinosaurs. The bugs don’t have gnashing, man-eating teeth, but they do have their own appeal, including hairy legs, brightly colored wings, and even nasty-looking …

10 Ways to Enjoy Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

August 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm

Assembled by President Thomas Jefferson in 1805, the Corps of Discovery set out to explore a newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the Corps cross 4000 miles of previously uncharted wilderness over …

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.

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 …

Zipline Tours: A “Tree”mendous Family Vacation

August 12, 2011 – 4:00 pm

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zip-A-Dee-A, my oh my, what a wonderful day!
Wildly popular and fantastically fun, canopy zip line tours are “in” this travel season. Mixing endorphins with fresh air, zip line tours combine the benefits of a …

Guest Post: Top 5 Family Road Trips

July 13, 2011 – 7:49 am

Looking for a vacation spot that won’t break the bank? We asked Dan Weisman of Flipkey.com, a leading vacation rental website, to give us some suggestions of destinations that are road trip worthy, great for families and fun to visit.

Top 5 Beaches for Skipping Stones in Door County, Wisconsin

June 20, 2011 – 9:30 am
Rock Island Coastline 01_01

Door County, Wisconsin. A beloved vacation destination for Mid-westerners, this pinkie-shaped peninsula jutting out into the pristine waters or Lake Michigan lives up to the nickname “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Whether you ride a Harley, sail a yacht, camp, antique, scuba dive, kayak, or simply appreciate award-winning regional food and wine, Door Country truly has something for everyone all year round. On a budget and in the area for a short weekend, our family came to Door County with one main theme on our vacation itinerary—stones. Skipping stones, that is.

Fantasy Camping: Tree houses, trains, covered wagons and tipis

June 13, 2011 – 8:06 am
Hobbit House

It’s pretty hard to get better than camping. But, imagine what your kids would say if you told them you were spending the night in a real covered wagon, like the ones the pioneers used more than a century ago. Or, in a tree house. Paul Bambei, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which hosts GoCampingAmerica.com helped us find some of the neatest places your family can camp.

Top 10 4th of July Fireworks 2011

June 2, 2011 – 7:21 am
Clearwater Fireworks

America’s Birthday just isn’t complete without fireworks. Every year, we pick the top 10 places we’d like to see some fireworks. Here are this year’s picks. (Don’t forget to see previous year’s winners as well.)

Best Pirate Festivals for Families

May 23, 2011 – 7:39 am
Port Pirate Festival

There’s a new pirate movie in theaters, but let’s face it, pirates are popular any time. Especially with kids. And dads. We researched the best family-friendly pirate celebrations, and here are our suggestions.

Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families 2011

May 19, 2011 – 10:35 am
Ogden Pioneer Days

We announce our picks for the Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families. Every year we pick the best of the best summer festivals for families who like to road trip. This year’s list includes some new and some iconic festivals — we’d love to hear what festivals your family never misses.

Guidebooks on Alaska: Plan A Trip to the Great North

May 10, 2011 – 7:00 pm

For most of us, planning a road trip to Alaska is as daunting as the state itself. A “lifetime” journey for the adventuresome lot, if you’re ever going to need a guidebook to jump start your vacation planning, this list will get you one step closer to the Great North.

Guest Post: 10 Things You Don’t Know About Alaska

May 9, 2011 – 7:25 am
milepost 2011

Taking a road trip to Alaska? We asked the expert editors at The MILEPOST to give us some little known facts and tips about driving to Alaska with the family.

Eating Out With Kids: 10 Apps for Avoiding Meltdowns

May 2, 2011 – 4:40 am

We’ve all been there. It’s late. Everyone’s tired. Everyone is cranky. And that is the night you pick the restaurant that takes 30 minutes to get drinks and bread to the table. We’re normally all about not taking screens on vacation. But, sometimes, well it’s just an emergency.

Feed Me: 10 Favorite Summer Road Trip Snacks

April 10, 2011 – 9:00 am

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.

Minneapolis Metro with Kids: My Picks

March 30, 2011 – 4:00 pm

Residents of the Twin Cities for nearly six years, we traveled to all corners of Minneapolis/St. Paul on a quest for kid-friendly fun. Behold, our picks for Minneapolis metro with kids in tow!

Top 10: Best Spring Festivals for Families 2011

March 8, 2011 – 7:41 am

It’s Spring! There’s not much better than getting the family out to celebrate and enjoy some sunny weather, good food, music and the end of winter. This year’s picks include some funny, some quirky, some silly and some local gems. If you’re looking for more suggestions, try our 2010 Spring Festivals for Family picks.

Top 10 Winter Festivals for Families

January 10, 2011 – 1:48 pm
saranac winter carnival

Get out and enjoy the winter sports and festivities at one of these winter festivals. It was hard to pick just 10 top festivals this year, so many of our favorites are growing and adding activities. These are our top picks for 2011.