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Lost and Found: 5 Map Apps for Your Smart Phone

March 19, 2012 – 8:18 pm
scoutbytelenav

Today’s satellite-based GPS devices, smart phones, and even automobile navigation systems have given us more ways to get our bearings than the days when state highway maps and Rand McNally were the next best thing …

Stay and Play at Ohio State Park Lodges

October 5, 2011 – 1:56 pm
Ski hill and archery range at Punderson.

Joining with a handful of states allowing free access to their entire State Park system, residents of and visitors to Ohio are encouraged to hike, bike, boat, camp, and play their way across a sizable …

Keep That Monkey on Your Back

April 15, 2011 – 5:00 am
kelty

I love my son (he is my boy, after all), but I have to admit that when it comes to hiking, he’s completely useless. His form is sloppy, he has absolutely no stamina, and carry …

Camp Cooking: Going Dutch!

March 24, 2011 – 6:00 am
Lodge

One of the biggest jobs associated with camping as a family is keeping everyone fed. Hot dogs over the fire are easy enough, and a variety pack of those little cereal boxes make breakfast as easy as pulling a jug of milk from the cooler. But go the extra mile with one or two meals and camping becomes an outing everyone looks forward to, and cooking can keep everyone involved.

Guest Post: Traveling with Tweens and Early Teens

February 14, 2011 – 6:00 am

On a cross country road trip with an almost-teenager, our friends Pace and Kyeli offer their advice for vacation success with tweens and younger teens.

Celebrity Interview: Jonny Moseley, Ford Focus Rally:America, and Road Trips

January 17, 2011 – 7:39 pm
Julie, Laura, and Jonny Moseley

Road Trips for Families interviewed celebrity, and road trip guru Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley USA in California last week. Host of Focus Rally: America in February, 20110 Moseley is about to takes us all on a nationwide road-trip adventure.

Best Ideas for Stuffing that Camper’s Stocking

December 11, 2010 – 9:10 am
Fox 40 Safety Whistle

Here’s a short list of some great gear for your family camping adventures. Some of it’s for kids; some for adults. Our only guideline was to find great gifts that would fit in a jumbo holiday sock.

Top 10: Michigan Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

October 22, 2010 – 9:04 am
Parshallville Cider Mill

In autumn, families like to get outside to catch hold of the last few warm moments before the sun follows the snowbirds south. While apples are at the heart of the fun, cider and doughnuts (cinnamon and sugar, please) are the real draw. So much so, many places forgo the orchard altogether and just sell the essentials, pressing their own cider and cranking up the doughnut machine. Here are our picks for the top ten apple orchards and cider mills in the state of Michigan.

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

August 31, 2010 – 6:20 am
My Friend Rabbit

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.

Looking Out the Window, And Other Low-Tech Road Trip Fun

August 19, 2010 – 7:00 am
Playing MSTERMIND Attache: Siblings Unite!

With 101 ways to electronically entertain kids on a road trip, Road Trips for Families suggests re-introducing the window as an alternate “low tech” way to unplug, engage, and even bond.