LEGOLAND Florida Amusement Park
January 27, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

The mother of three elementary-age kids all who are “into” LEGO and LEGO Friends, we recently visited the LEGOLAND Florida amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida.
LEGOLANDĀ® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to …

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Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island
November 11, 2012 – 6:32 pm | One Comment
Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island

Family-friendly and affordable vacation suggestions for a family vacation on The Big Island of Hawaii.
Traveling a great distance and spending a chunk of change just getting to Hawaii, our recent family vacation needed to be …

Road Trip Gear: Little things make a difference
September 3, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment
Road Trip Gear: Little things make a difference

Traveling with kids is packing everything you can into the smallest space possible. And tick removal and sand removal at the beach.

5 Ways to Eat Better for Less While Traveling
August 12, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
5 Ways to Eat Better for Less While Traveling

Crystal Maleski is the mom of four kids and shares her love of cooking at http://www.makedinnereasy.com where she provides free weekly dinner plans, recipes, and a printable grocery shopping list to help busy families cook …

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 …

Travel Themed Board Games
July 1, 2012 – 1:23 pm | 5 Comments
Travel Themed Board Games

Under the guise of vacation, it’s only when we reach adulthood that we fully understand a road trip is a real-life social studies lesson with undertones of cartography. Road maps and GPS-assisted navigation aside, one …

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 …

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 …

A Family Tour Epiphany
April 14, 2011 – 8:38 am | 2 Comments
A Family Tour Epiphany

In the summer of 2003 my wife and I had an epiphany. Actually on my end it was more of a hissy-fit-melt-down, but she still kindly refers to it as an epiphany. We had just recently sold our Mom-and-Pop business which, after the first of Celeste’s three difficult pregnancies, had quickly become a “Pop” business. I worked 364 days a year, and I saw little of our young children.

Best Ideas for Stuffing that Camper’s Stocking
December 11, 2010 – 9:10 am | 4 Comments
Best Ideas for Stuffing that Camper’s Stocking

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.

Geocaching in the Rockies
November 16, 2010 – 9:35 am | 2 Comments
Geocaching in the Rockies

This week, there’s snow in Dillon, Colorado. Enough of it (man-made and otherwise) that Keystone Resort opened its gates earlier this month, and skiers took to the slopes. Three weekends back, however, the sun was shining, and it was a toss up whether or not to wear a jacket. . . . For us, it was the perfect time to try geocaching.

Geocaching in Florida
October 3, 2010 – 9:32 am | 9 Comments
Geocaching in Florida

Geocaching in Florida is a unique, rewarding experience. But, before you climb into too much Spanish Moss, be aware of your surroundings. EduCachion is the key to success!

Tips for Your Memorial Day Family Road Trip
May 27, 2010 – 6:30 am | One Comment
Tips for Your Memorial Day Family Road Trip

According to AAA, automobile travel will be up 5.4 percent this Memorial Day. It’s always a road trip holiday, and with gas prices this year expected to stay under $3/gallon, it is affordable for families to hit the road, especially if you do a one-tank trip. Before you leave, browse this list of safety tips. Especially with kids in the car, there’s no good time to be stranded by the side of the road.

Are You an Animal-Friendly Traveler?
August 19, 2009 – 7:16 am | No Comment
Are You an Animal-Friendly Traveler?

When your family travels, how much thought do you give to the animals you will see on your trip? Have you been looking for a way to do more than just enjoy the tourist attractions and leave? Consider Compassionate Travel.

Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment (trademark)
June 5, 2009 – 9:10 am | No Comment
Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment (trademark)

Apparently Mutual of Omaha is the “official sponsor of the aha moment” and they have it trademarked. I got an email about it this morning and I admit, I was intrigued. What do four crew members, a pretty sweet Airstream and traveling around the country have to do with Mutual of Omaha? I thought we were in a recession?

Tips for Safe Road Trips with Pets
May 26, 2009 – 3:47 pm | One Comment
Tips for Safe Road Trips with Pets

Living in Arizona, I pretty much accept that for most of the year you just don’t grab Fido and run errands. Or, take him on a road trip. It’s literally life and death.

Lessons from the Road — Why your family should take a road trip
May 21, 2009 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Lessons from the Road — Why your family should take a road trip

It’s heartbreaking to learn how many kids of today have never taken a real road trip. Sure, there are moments of drama, frustration, and lots of “Are we there yets.” But, road trips are monumental.