Pipestone National Monument
August 29, 2014 – 6:52 am | No Comment

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 …

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Family Vacation in Helena, Montana
August 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm | No Comment
Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

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 | No Comment
Pipestone National Monument

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 | No Comment
Vulcan Park, Birmingham, Alabama

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 | 4 Comments
Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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 …

Spring Break in Bowling Green, Kentucky
April 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm | 2 Comments
Spring Break in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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 | 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 …

A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
February 22, 2013 – 8:04 am | 3 Comments
A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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 | No Comment
Top 10 Car Travel Safety Tips to Make it Through the Winter

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 …

Midwest Travel Podcast
January 24, 2013 – 8:08 pm | No Comment
Midwest Travel Podcast

Now available on iTunes, Road Trips for Families is proud to announce the official launch of the Midwest Travel podcast. Created by Midwest Editor Julie Henning, the podcast will feature travel destinations, events, and …

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas for Traveling Families
November 26, 2012 – 3:53 pm | One Comment
2012 Holiday Gift Ideas for Traveling Families

Making a road trip to the 10th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair, we scoped out the latest and greatest in toys and games for your holiday shopping lists. As usual, our main focus is …

Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville
August 3, 2012 – 4:57 am | No Comment
Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville

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 | One Comment
Park Place: Road Trip Oasis in Leawood, Kansas

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 …

Cross-Country Road Trip: Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover
June 24, 2012 – 12:19 pm | 2 Comments
Cross-Country Road Trip: Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover

For a third summer in a row, we’ve participated in a  cross-country “road trip test drive,” compliments of General Motors Corporation. Charleston, South Carolina was the 2010 destination for the Chevrolet Traverse. In 2011, we arrived …

Hand-Picked Favorites For Family Travel
May 16, 2012 – 8:02 am | No Comment
Hand-Picked Favorites For Family Travel

Spending more time on the highway than the average American family, we’d like to think we’ve reached a MacGyver-like state for whatever vacation curve ball inevitably comes our way. Whether we’re making our itineraries, packing …

A New SPiN on Kid-Friendly Fun in Milwaukee
April 28, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
A New SPiN on Kid-Friendly Fun in Milwaukee

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 | 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 …

Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
March 4, 2012 – 10:58 am | 3 Comments
Eat, Play, Stay in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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 | One Comment
Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland

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 …

Storyland Yoga To Go
December 5, 2011 – 8:58 pm | No Comment
Storyland Yoga To Go

Spending over half of this past August away from home and solely responsible for all three of my kids, I missed two things: adult conversation and aerobic exercise. Hindsight what it is, I’m turning the …

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