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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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Vacation in Raleigh. Yes, Raleigh!

November 16, 2015 – 6:43 pm
Raleigh Capitol Building

I am one of the lucky ones — I get to call North Carolina home, while many just hope to vacation here one day. With the mountains in the west and the beaches on the …

Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville

August 3, 2012 – 4:57 am
World's Largest Treehouse

While you could make it from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN in four to five hours on the Interstate, taking the scenic route offers opportunities for unique stops that make a memorable family road trip.
When …

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 …

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations

July 4, 2011 – 5:54 am
Providence Rhode Island Independence Day Celebration 4th of July

Family-friendly, old-fashioned 4th of July celebrations never go out of style. Here are some of our recommendations this year — where does your family love to celebrate America’s Birthday?

Planning Your Next VaCachen

September 12, 2010 – 5:55 pm
Black Hills, South Dakota

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Road Trips for Families is Still on VaCachen and playing in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Get Lost: Geocaching or Bust!

August 9, 2010 – 11:33 am
Mammoth Lakes, California

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Road Trips for Families is Still on VaCation and playing in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Best 4th of July Hometown Celebrations & Trips

June 17, 2010 – 6:30 am
Fireworks Capital of America -- credit Lawrence County CVB

Independence Day. Whether it means a weekend getaway to eat watermelon, watch a small town parade and wave a flag or a week-long dirt bike excursion like Sandfest, it’s all about family and making memories. Here are our picks for this year’s best hometown celebrations and trips for the 4th of July.