Seasonal Travel

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.

Top 10 Summer Festivals for Families

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.

Top 10: Best Spring Festivals for Families

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.

Hike! Dog Sledding Family Getaways

In the 1930’s dog sledding was a popular family getaway. Today, your kids will be hard pressed to find many classmates who have jumped in the basket and mushed a team of dogs. But there are a handful of vacation destinations that are all about the dogs.