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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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Ozark Mountains Road Trip

January 2, 2016 – 3:05 pm
Crown Lake

Around this time last year we made a road trip to Northern Arkansas to experience the Ozark Mountains for the first time. According to Wikipedia, the Ozark Highlands span nearly 47,000 square miles and is …

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.

Guest Post: Me Jane. You Tarzan?

November 14, 2010 – 8:17 am
Loco Ropes Ozark Folk Center Mountain View

Moving through a forest canopy like Tarzan was something I associated with television until recently when I found myself on a 35-foot-tall tree platform with a rope in my hand ready to jump off and swing more than a bowling alley length to a large net. Could I do this?

S’more Fun: 10 Best Places to Get Your Marshmallow On!

August 17, 2010 – 6:26 am

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.

Summer Road Trip Spotlight: Arkansas’ Ozarks

June 11, 2010 – 4:24 am
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

What are the hallmarks of a great summer road trip? Scenic drives? Outdoor adventure for the whole family? The Ozarks region of Arkansas has them all.

Ozark Medieval Fortress — A modern castle with medieval traditions

May 14, 2010 – 6:29 am
Ozark Medieval Fortress

Driving through the Arkansas countryside, passing the odd house and fields, doesn’t give any visual cue that there’s a castle nestled just into the crests of trees and hills.