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America’s Most Haunted Cities

October 1, 2015 – 9:45 am

Fall is in the air and it’s time to think about Halloween-themed road trips. Not for the faint of heart—especially for families of younger kids and those of us with overactive imaginations—I assembled this list …

Top 10: Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms in Southern Wisconsin

September 27, 2015 – 11:18 am

Of all the seasons, fall is my favorite. When we lived in Wisconsin, we enjoyed picking apples, drinking cider, and carving pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Many farms across Southern Wisconsin really get into the …

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 6, 2015 – 5:03 pm
Sioux Falls: 5 Free Places to Visit

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls
Falls Park — Sioux Falls is named for the falls that cascade near its downtown. Walking trails, a free viewing tower and thousands of gallons of pounding waterfall …

Best Places for Kids in San Jose, California

September 1, 2015 – 3:52 pm
Credit: Children's Museum of San Jose

When you think of San Jose, California the business section of the newspaper comes to mind, but it’s also a hidden gem for a weekend family road trip. It’s a perfect destination for families of …

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.