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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 …

7 Can’t-Miss Tips for Traveling With a Baby

August 12, 2015 – 9:21 pm
traveling baby

Organizing a trip for your family with the newest member on board sounds really fun, but it might be more challenging than you think. The jitters of a new experience, like taking your baby out …

Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island

November 11, 2012 – 6:32 pm
Surfs Up

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 …

Our Pick: Road Trip Gadgets

September 3, 2012 – 9:46 am

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
Group Dining on Vacation

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
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 …

Travel Themed Board Games

July 1, 2012 – 1:23 pm
The Presidential Game

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

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 …

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 …

A Family Tour Epiphany

April 14, 2011 – 8:38 am
Cuties amidst the clutter

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
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.

Geocaching in the Rockies

November 16, 2010 – 9:35 am

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
Geocaching in Fort Clinch State Park

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
Royal Gorge Colorado

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
World Society for the Protection of Animas

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
Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment

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

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
Road Trips Rock

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.