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January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

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FlightHub’s Guide for the Ultimate Family Vacation in Vancouver

January 20, 2016 – 8:00 am
Vancouver1

Planning a family vacation can always be a little stressful, what with balancing and coordinating different schedules, activities, and keeping on budget. In addition to all this planning, you need to figure out where you …

FlightHub’s Guide to the Best Weekend in Montreal

January 19, 2016 – 5:28 pm
I just love the DA40 for that kind of shot

Somehow, someway you’ve found yourself in the North America’s equivalent to Amsterdam: Montreal. Whether you arrived by plane, train or drove into the city, FlightHub has you covered with all the best tips and tricks …

Family Vacation in Scotland: Hub & Spokes Road Trip

January 7, 2016 – 9:29 am
Highland Games, Lochearnhead, dancers

Today’s guest post is written byJanet Dieman, AKA The Grammy Who Travels with Kids. Passing a love for travel on to her grandchildren, Janet recently traveled with her family to Scotland. Experiencing a different culture is a challenge, and …

Five Family Holidays on Five Different Continents

January 6, 2016 – 12:19 pm
Dennis Jarvis Temple of the Winds

Choosing your family holidays can be a difficult task, especially if you have children of various ages and with a variety of interests, but all across the world there are outstanding destinations that have something …

15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Wisconsin

January 5, 2016 – 10:43 am
Wisconsin Welcomes You

To compliment my recent story “15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Michigan“, I felt compelled to offer similar insight for anyone venturing out to America’s Dairy State. Living in Wisconsin is the same, …

15 Important Things to Know Before Traveling to Michigan

January 3, 2016 – 6:30 pm
Kissing Dutch People

Now that I’m almost over-the-hill (gross), I’ve lived in every time zone in the Continental United States. And while I have started to answer “Earth,” when someone asks me where I’m from, I have lived …

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Crater Lake National Park

November 17, 2015 – 10:46 am
Crater Lake Feature

Located in a remote section of southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park is an awe-inspiring destination with limited amenities but unrivaled beauty and history. Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake is busiest from July through …

Are you #ReadyToSki Aspen and Snowmass?

November 2, 2015 – 4:00 am
skiing-in-aspen-trees_Jeremy Swanson

Just after we were married, my husband and I enjoyed a romantic weekend in Aspen, Colorado. We visited in the fall, a time when you can float your breath in the morning air and crunch …

Why you Should Stop at Bricks & Minifigs on your Next Road Trip

October 16, 2015 – 1:57 pm
BAM_Badgers Game

I had never heard of Bricks & Minifigs until our good friends Dan and Gwen announced they are opening a location in Fitchburg, Wisconsin this October 24. With the addition of Wisconsin, you can find …

Two Pieces of Automobile Safety Gear Every Car Should Have

October 12, 2015 – 1:08 pm
Emergency Kit

Road trips are an affordable and more flexible alternative to travel by air or rail, the downside is your vehicle will need routine maintenance and the occasional major repair. Over countless miles and traveling in …

Sand Ranch, New Rock Shop in Florence, Oregon

September 16, 2015 – 11:18 am
Sand Ranch

Sand Ranch Rock Shop & Souvenirs is winding down on a successful first summer in its new location at 5351 Highway 101 in Florence, Oregon. The newest addition to the family-friendly attractions at Sand Master …

Visiting the Children’s Museum of South Dakota

August 30, 2015 – 12:35 pm
Dinosaur at Children's Museum of South Dakota

Brookings, SD Home to Museum that Gives Kids a Sense of Place
The Larson family of Brookings loved to don costumes at Colonial Williamsburg, help scientists search for life in the ocean, and hike through national …

America’s National Park Service Turns 99!

August 21, 2015 – 9:00 pm
Mount Rainier National Park, National Park Foundation Share the Experience photo contest, Stephen Byrne

The National Park Service turns 99 years old on August 25, 2015, and everyone is getting a present, free admission! Visit a park in your neighborhood or plan a trip to one of the 408 National …

Santa Claus, Indiana: Santa Loves It Here, Year Round

August 20, 2015 – 7:00 am
Santa-Claus-Museum2

Of course Santa Claus, Ind., is the perfect place to a letter to Santa, but it is also a great spot for a family vacation.
Christmas spirit fills Santa Claus, Indiana, year-round, but that joyous feeling …