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July 26, 2015 – 7:13 pm

We pulled into Kelly’s Brighton Marina at 7:20 on a Thursday morning. A marina with camping and RV sites, Kelly’s is a popular one-stop-shop destination for anyone interested in fishing or crabbing in the protected …

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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 …

Road Trip to 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.
Hadry, friendly folk, Omahans are fiercely loyal …

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
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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
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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 …

Vulcan Park, Birmingham, Alabama

April 25, 2014 – 8:08 am
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Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama’s colossal statue is the world’s largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States. Designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast …

Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 14, 2013 – 1:29 pm
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Wisconsin’s fourth largest city, Kenosha, is home to 100,000 Wisconsinites. A midway point between Milwaukee and Chicago, Kenosha is conveniently located on both the Metra rail line and lies between Interstate 94 and the majestic …

What to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky

April 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm
Corvette, Museum

Continuing on the theme of spring break in Bowling Green, Kentucky, spend any time in the region and you will soon realize Cave Country has a whole lot going for it above the ground. Between …

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 …

A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

February 22, 2013 – 8:04 am
Schmeeckle Beavers

Road tripping our way to as many “cool small towns” as we possibly can fit into one winter, our latest adventure took us to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. On the verge of being “Up North,” Stevens …

Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter

February 1, 2013 – 7:27 pm
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It may be February now, but the winter won’t be leaving us anytime soon. If you live in the Midwest or in an area that gets a lot of snow, expect many more days of …

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 …

Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas

June 28, 2012 – 7:35 pm
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Perhaps an unconventional vacation destination for a road trip, Park Place shopping district in Leawood, Kansas (greater Kansas City) is a “something for everyone” type detour. Located near 117th and Nall, Park Place is a …

A New SPiN on Kid-Friendly Fun in Milwaukee

April 28, 2012 – 7:00 pm
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SPiN Milwaukee
The best thing since heated toilet seats and sliced bread, Milwaukee has jumped on the hip-and-trendy bandwagon with the addition of SPiN to its historic Third Ward. A tennis table social club worthy of …

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 …

Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

March 4, 2012 – 10:58 am
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Fond du Lac, home to 45,000 Wisconsinites hunkered down along the southern edge of the great Lake Winnebago. A lovely four-season vacation destination, Fond du Lac offers plenty of options for families looking to get …

Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland

March 1, 2012 – 7:16 pm
Mother-Daughter Moment on the Chairlift

We’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite Canadian road-tripping moms, Julie Harrison of Coffee with Julie. Adventuring north to Saguenay, Quebec on a Winter Wonderland trip last season, The Harrison’s recently dipped down …

U.S.A. License Plate Game

November 28, 2011 – 8:21 pm
U.S.A. License Plate Game

One of our favorite games to play on a road trip involves finding as many license plates from different states as we can during the course of our trip. Obsessively stalking the rear-end of vehicles …

Gulf Shores without the Golf: Sand Castles not Sand Traps

November 15, 2011 – 8:56 pm
The Woody (Photo Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)

Until I visited the region with family during the 2009  National Shrimp Festival, I held the notion Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama was strictly a golfers paradise. Walking around in light flamingo Polo-shirts, my …

Family Dining in Gulf Shores, Alabama

November 2, 2011 – 5:00 am
Tacky Jacks

Mix one part sun with equal amounts of white sand, fresh air, and salt-water and  Gulf Shores, Alabama will whet your appetite in a New York Minute. With ample dining venues and endless opportunity for …