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November 23, 2015 – 9:59 am

Located about ten miles south of modern day Tucson, Arizona is the Mission San Xavier. Built upon the ruins of the original mission, the building was constructed between the years 1783-1797 and it remains the …

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Winter in Montana: Ski Big Sky Resort

November 14, 2015 – 10:44 am
Chris Kamman

Ski season is upon us and this year we’re focusing on winter road trips that incorporate family ski vacations. If you’ve ever been to Montana, you know it’s earned the nickname “Big Sky” for a …

The Best Road Trips From Faro, Portugal

October 19, 2015 – 11:44 am

If you’re planning a Portuguese adventure, you may want to consider one of these exciting road trips. All departing from the historic Algarve city of Faro, these itineraries offer great sights along the way with …

5 Family-Favorite Louisville Attractions

October 17, 2015 – 5:12 pm

We have long been fans of Louisville, Kentucky! Living in Illinois for the past 17 years, a jaunt down to Louisville once a year has given us a great opportunity to rebalance while enjoying a …

Gifts for People who Road Trip

October 13, 2015 – 12:15 pm
ju-60-Lets Go See All 50!

The holiday season is nearly here and it’s time to find the perfect gift for those of us who love to road trip. Some people may think a gas station gift card is insensitive and …

10 Amazing Places in Wisconsin

September 11, 2015 – 1:44 pm
The Hodag

While I live in the Pacific Northwest now, Wisconsin was my home for a solid decade. I’ve crawled around about every corner of the Dairy State, and picked ten of my favorite places to share …

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 6, 2015 – 5:03 pm
Sioux Falls: 5 Free Places to Visit

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls
Falls Park — Sioux Falls is named for the falls that cascade near its downtown. Walking trails, a free viewing tower and thousands of gallons of pounding waterfall …

World’s Largest Ball of Twine – Cawker City, Kansas

August 24, 2015 – 7:34 am
World's Largest Ball of Twine

If you can’t take a detour from the interstate for the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, you’re not reading the right travel magazine. After researching the crazy and road trip-worthy attractions in Kansas, we added …

Santa Claus, Indiana: Santa Loves It Here, Year Round

August 20, 2015 – 7:00 am

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 …

Trees of Mystery: Klamath, California

August 13, 2015 – 7:43 pm
Paul and Babe

If you are on the 700-mile road trip between Portland and San Francisco, Trees of Mystery in Klamath marks your half-way point. Located in northern California on Highway 101 between the Redwood National and State …

Kid-Friendly Venues in Albany, Oregon

June 18, 2015 – 5:10 pm
The Pix Couches

With a population hovering around 50,000 Oregonians, Albany is one of the twenty most populous cities in the state. Named in honor of  Albany, New York, the Oregon counterpart has the largest variety of historical …

7 Family-Friendly Places in Omaha, Nebraska

June 13, 2015 – 8:39 am
Gardens for Expansion

Nicknamed the “Gate City to the West,” Omaha, Nebraska is historically significant as a jumping off point for the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and later the Union Pacific Railroad.
A centrally-located driving point for many Midwestern …

Central Oregon Hot Springs: Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge and Gardens

May 30, 2015 – 1:44 pm
Upper Camp Site

Balknap Hot Springs is one of three Central Oregon hot springs within an easy one-hour drive of Eugene. Located on the McKenzie River, the springs were discovered and initially developed by R.S. Belknap in 1869. …

Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

August 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm

When we told people we were going to Montana on a family vacation, most everyone asked us if we were going to Glacier National Park or to Yellowstone National Park. Opting for the road less …

Pipestone National Monument

August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am

While passing through the Southwest corner of Minnesota earlier this summer, an unmistakable brown and white sign reserved for national monuments popped into view: Pipestone National Monument
Located in the town of Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument …