LEGOLAND Florida Amusement Park
January 27, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

The mother of three elementary-age kids all who are “into” LEGO and LEGO Friends, we recently visited the LEGOLAND Florida amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida.
LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to …

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Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights
February 22, 2013 – 9:40 am | One Comment
Winter at the Shore: Unexpected Delights

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 | 4 Comments
Biltmore Estate’s Family Playground

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 | 5 Comments
Top 10 Great Kids Books for the Road — Guest Post from Vegbooks.org

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 | 4 Comments
Bingo! Road Trip Friendly iPhone Apps

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 | 6 Comments
Family-Friendly iPhone Travel Apps for Vacation Planning

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 Comment
Tips for Winter Hikes

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 | No Comment
Secrets of Happy Road Trips: 7 Road Trip Tips for 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 | No Comment
10 Geeky Gadgets for Road Trips with Kids

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 | 2 Comments
Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro

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 | No Comment
Discover the Redwood Highway

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 | 3 Comments
Nature Rocks — Get outside already!

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 | One Comment
Expert Itinerary: Yellowstone

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 | No Comment
Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment (trademark)

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 | No Comment
Best Road Trip Story Contest

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 | No Comment
Kid Review: 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 | No Comment
10 Road Trip Mistakes

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 | No Comment
See More, Spend Less this Summer in Kansas City

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.

Free or Low Cost Road Trip Activities in NW Indiana and SW Michigan
May 27, 2009 – 12:17 pm | One Comment
Free or Low Cost Road Trip Activities in NW Indiana and SW Michigan

If you’re traveling thru NW Indiana or SW Michigan this summer, check out this list of cheap activities from NWI.com.

Summer Reality Show “Great American Road Trip” Features RV’ing Families
May 26, 2009 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Summer Reality Show “Great American Road Trip” Features RV’ing Families

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.

Tips for Safe Road Trips with Pets
May 26, 2009 – 3:47 pm | One Comment
Tips for Safe Road Trips with Pets

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.