Articles tagged with: kids
Most people don’t consider visiting the Jersey shore in the winter. But I’m here to suggest that winter is a fantastic time to hit the beach.
Morning run along the beach.
First of all, I’m a big …
North Carolina is a gorgeous state for road trips. From the ocean, to the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the Smokey Mountains, it’s got it all – even Hunger Games filming locations. And for your road …
We’re thrilled to have Jessica Almy of Vegbooks guest posting! She’s the queen of kids’ book reviews from a vegetarian perspective, and has a four year-old daughter, so she’s always reading the latest and best books. Plus she has hand-on experience in the car because her family rocks the road trip. She’s also got a great Facebook page.
Created to entertain even the most “bored” kid, Road Trips for Families suggest five road-trip friendly iPhone apps for your next family vacation. Be gone, “Are we there yet?” Behold the iPhone!
A new trend in family vacation planning is iPhone travel apps, or virtual travel guide books. Authored by area gurus, travel apps offer an in-depth look at a particular region or vacation destination. Apps are more content rich and interactive than traditional guide books, and bring the itinerary planning right along in the car with you.
This year’s extra-cold winter weather had us thinking about what road tripping families need to really enjoy some of the scenery that such weather creates. It’s also a lot more enjoyable to burn off some of that energy by hiking, and there are some spectacular winter hikes right now.
Let’s face it. There’s not a parent on the planet that doesn’t get a little panicked at the thought of 20 hours in the car with their offspring. So, how do you plan for a more successful road trip? I talked to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of “Secrets of Happy Families” for some expert advice.
One of the top questions I’m asked when I do an interview goes something like: “How do I keep the kids entertained in the car?” So, for expert advice on the gadgets, I talked to Jody Halsted at Have Kid Will Travel.
When I first heard from the representative at WeDriveU, I scoffed at the idea of hiring a professional to drive the family sedan. But, then, I started to think of a few places I’d rather sip a cool beverage and watch the scenery instead of fight with the GPS (and eventually everyone in the car) trying to find our way.
The members of the Save the Redwoods League have compiled a guide to “The Redwood Highway” that details suggested trips and sights in the redwoods as well as the history of how the League has helped protect the forests so you can visit with your children today.
I was just telling my daughter that mothers used to say, “Get outside and don’t come back until I call you for dinner.” Kids were supposed to entertain themselves (who has heard of this??) and not get in life-threatening danger, all on their own.
For this month’s expert itinerary, I reached out to Janet Chapple, author of the book Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park. The updated third edition just came out in April, and our family will be spending a couple of weeks there this summer, so I wanted to get some expert advice on how to tackle the park.
Apparently Mutual of Omaha is the “official sponsor of the aha moment” and they have it trademarked. I got an email about it this morning and I admit, I was intrigued. What do four crew members, a pretty sweet Airstream and traveling around the country have to do with Mutual of Omaha? I thought we were in a recession?
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTHO) is asking for your best ever road trip stories.
Would You Rather is really fun because it says “Would you rather have poison ivy in your toes or on your butt!”
I just read a post intended for Colorado travel only (read it here) that talks about mistakes families make when taking road trips in Colorado. And, it’s fabulous advice.
Just in time for Summer Road Trips, Kansas City has launched a summer-long savings promotion called “Sunsational KC.” Now through the end of August, visitors and residents can cash in on almost 200 special offers and discounts in Kansas City—including 2-for-1 attraction specials and hotel rates as low as $49.
If you’re traveling thru NW Indiana or SW Michigan this summer, check out this list of cheap activities from NWI.com.
NBC’s “Great American Road Trip” premiers July 9th. Seven families will take what NBC is calling the “journey of a lifetime” in an RV, on classic Route 66.
Living in Arizona, I pretty much accept that for most of the year you just don’t grab Fido and run errands. Or, take him on a road trip. It’s literally life and death.