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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 …
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Here’s a short list of some great gear for your family camping adventures. Some of it’s for kids; some for adults. Our only guideline was to find great gifts that would fit in a jumbo holiday sock.
In autumn, families like to get outside to catch hold of the last few warm moments before the sun follows the snowbirds south. While apples are at the heart of the fun, cider and doughnuts (cinnamon and sugar, please) are the real draw. So much so, many places forgo the orchard altogether and just sell the essentials, pressing their own cider and cranking up the doughnut machine. Here are our picks for the top ten apple orchards and cider mills in the state of Michigan.
While planning a road trip to any of America’s National Parks, many people read up on the subject. Especially for families visiting a National Park with kids in tow, research is key to getting the most out of your visit. From collecting coins to selecting lodging and finding wildlife, here are 10 kid-friendly books to get the entire family in on the action.
In time for winter and indoor fun, Road Trips for Families presents some of the biggest, wettest, and funnest indoor water parks in the continental US.
Fall is festival season, and harvest and foodie celebrations take place all over the country. So, what festivals are really road trip worthy for the family? It was particularly hard to pick only 10 favorites this year, and we welcome any comments about your favorites that might not be on our list. We’ll definitely research them for next year’s list.
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.
Independence Day. Whether it means a weekend getaway to eat watermelon, watch a small town parade and wave a flag or a week-long dirt bike excursion like Sandfest, it’s all about family and making memories. Here are our picks for this year’s best hometown celebrations and trips for the 4th of July.
Whether you’re going out of state, leaving the country or just packing a picnic and watching the fireworks, the weekend revolves around founding father President John Adams’ call for ‘pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations” in celebrating Independence Day. Here are our top picks for this year’s pyrotechnics.
It was almost impossible to narrow down our list of wish-we-were-going-this-year summer festivals to only 10 favorites. In the end we chose some iconic, famous festivals sprinkled with a few you’ve probably never heard of. We aimed for geographical diversity and road trip friendly ammenities or locations. If we didn’t include your favorite, tell us what it is and why you love it. We promise to check it out for next summer’s list.
You’d never know that St. Patrick’s Day is technically a religious holiday. For families, it’s mostly a time to celebrate the Irish side of the family (or pretend like you have one) and enjoy the festivities. Do you go all out and dress in green from head to toe? Cook anything special? Green eggs and ham anyone? If you’re looking for the biggest family-friendly celebrations, here’s the master list.