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Roseburg, Oregon is located along Oregon’s I-5, about 1 hour south of Eugene and 1.5 hours north of Medford. I know this is true, as we just made this drive yesterday afternoon. A sleepy little …

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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 …

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 …

Top 15 Family-Friendly Attractions in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am
Top15Eugene

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, …

Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights

February 22, 2013 – 9:40 am
Sunset Beach, Cape May, NJ

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 …

Biltmore Estate’s Family Playground

April 3, 2012 – 1:33 pm
The Biltmore Gardens

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 …

Top 10 Great Kids Books for the Road — Guest Post from Vegbooks.org

August 31, 2010 – 6:20 am
My Friend Rabbit

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.

Bingo! Road Trip Friendly iPhone Apps

July 8, 2010 – 8:13 pm
Tales2Go

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!

Family-Friendly iPhone Travel Apps for Vacation Planning

June 8, 2010 – 7:05 pm
Madison Loves Kids

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.

Tips for Winter Hikes

January 14, 2010 – 9:31 am
One of the many spectacular scenes that draws oohs and ahs from kids on hiking through Ohio's Hocking Hills in winter is the trek past Devil's Bathtub at Old Man's Cave.

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.

Secrets of Happy Road Trips: 7 Road Trip Tips for Families

July 22, 2009 – 8:14 am
Secrets of Happy Families

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.

10 Geeky Gadgets for Road Trips with Kids

July 13, 2009 – 9:41 am
hazel mail

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.

Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro

June 15, 2009 – 9:52 am
wedriveu

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.

Discover the Redwood Highway

June 12, 2009 – 12:17 am
Redwood Highway Guide

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.

Nature Rocks — Get outside already!

June 7, 2009 – 7:29 pm
Nature Rocks

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.

Expert Itinerary: Yellowstone

June 6, 2009 – 7:18 pm
Yellowstone Treasures Third Edition

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.

Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment (trademark)

June 5, 2009 – 9:10 am
Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment

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?

Best Road Trip Story Contest

June 4, 2009 – 7:36 pm
It's a Dry Heat

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTHO) is asking for your best ever road trip stories.

Kid Review: Would You Rather?

June 4, 2009 – 9:04 am
Would You Rather

Would You Rather is really fun because it says “Would you rather have poison ivy in your toes or on your butt!”

10 Road Trip Mistakes

June 1, 2009 – 7:51 am
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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.

See More, Spend Less this Summer in Kansas City

May 30, 2009 – 6:52 pm
Photo Courtesy of Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association

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.