Our friends at ReserveAmerica have just released their list of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds. Looking at the list and comparing to those we’ve crossed off our personal “To Do” list, it’s apparent just how many great campgrounds we have…Read More
Staying in a vacation rental home is becoming increasingly popular for family vacations, especially because vacation rentals can be a fantastic value. With the growth of the popularity and availability of vacation rentals, there are some important things you can do to insure your visit will be everything you hoped for and more.
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.
It was almost impossible to narrow down our list of wish-we-were-going-this-year summer festivals to only 10 favorites. In the end we chose some iconic, famous festivals sprinkled with a few you’ve probably never heard of. We aimed for geographical diversity and road trip friendly ammenities or locations. If we didn’t include your favorite, tell us what it is and why you love it. We promise to check it out for next summer’s list.
Summer and Fall are prime festival seasons, since so many have agricultural themes and that’s harvest season. However, Spring has some fine offerings, and this year is no exception. Pack up the family and head out for a weekend of fun and even a bit of education. Insider tip: many of the festivals have Facebook and Twitter accounts where you can ask questions, get up to the minute information and connect with other fans. If you’re a newbie to a particular event, this is the best place to learn all the local secrets for parking, eating and to find lodging specials and packages.
Maple Syrup Festivals celebrate the first signs of Spring, even as the temperature can still be more reminiscent of winter. Expect all the hallmarks of a great festival: agriculture celebrations at their finest. Food, demonstrations, craft booths, farming education, entertainment and family fun.