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Family Road Trips

The Best Road Trip Destination in Every State | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel

By Jill Krasny, Nothing heralds the arrival of summer quite like taking a cross-country road trip. But if you're relegated to just one s...

Top 5 Ways You Can Survive Road Trips With Your Kids

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.05.2016 | Education
Charmaine Belonio

When you drive to and from work, you know how driving can be impossibly painful even when you're sitting in the car alone. So when the time comes that...

Top 5 Ways You Can Survive Road Trips With Your Kids

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Charmaine Belonio

Family road trips are one of the best memories you can give your children. Make all the preparations before you buckle up and drive so it will not just be unforgettable, but safe for everyone.

12 Tips for Holiday Road-Trippin' With Your Parents

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

If your holiday plans include a long car trip with your parents, keep in mind that their needs may differ from yours. With a little advance planning and some open communication, though, you can ensure that everyone's needs are met during your drive and avoid the tension that can ruin a trip.

How to Road Trip by Campervan

Viator | Posted 11.16.2016 | Travel

Water. Water. And water. Bring re-usable water containers and bottles to fill at restaurants, since doing so not only reduces trash and bottles floating in the car, but is also a way of staying hydrated and ready for hitting the road.

The Ultimate Maine Fall Foliage Road Trip -- Day 2

Down East Magazine | Posted 10.07.2016 | Travel
Down East Magazine

Route 2 follows the Androscoggin River northeast from Bethel, a mix of woods and farm fields. You see farm stands selling pumpkins and other falls crops, plus lawn displays, which, with their jumble of peeling shutters, wooden chairs, wheelbarrows, and birdbaths, fall somewhere between an antiques shop and a junkyard.

10 Breathtaking US Roads to Drive With the Whole Family

MiniTime | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel

You're a family that's done it all -- you've sailed the sunny seas and skied the snowy peaks -- and now you're looking for something different for your next family vacation. A road trip is another wonderful option.

America's 10 Best Summer Road Trips for 2015

Fodor's | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel

With gas prices predicted to remain at travel-tempting lows, 2015 is destined to be the summer of the road trip. Around the country, new additions are spicing up classic routes, and important anniversaries are being celebrated along dedicated drives. Add in a few itineraries inspired by summer blockbusters, and you've got 10 exciting and affordable options.

Ten Reasons Why I'm Avoiding a Family Road Trip

Heather Mundt | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Heather Mundt

After a week cooped up in a car last August, logging more than 1,000 miles in our great state of Colorado, here are 10 reasons why my husband and I may never, EVER take another road trip with our children.

Remembering My Big, Fat, 1970s Thanksgiving

Lori Ferraro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

It was a different time then -- no handheld devices, telephones brought to the table, no viral turkey videos and no uploading photos of pumpkin pie. Not that there's anything wrong with that last one, I thoroughly enjoy looking at pictures of pie.

Does this Traffic Pattern Make Your Head Spin?

Julie Lee | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

Roundabouts have been shown to make roadways safer and less congested but are often criticized for being more expensive and taking up more land than traditional intersections.

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. The soundtrack of my particular childhood journeys was a combination of Barbara Streisand, the musical Annie and the Solid Gold cassette collection. Now it's time for my son to experience it.

How A Road Trip Can Make Your Family Stronger

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents

Oh, the milestones of a good ol' family road trip. Whether it's throwing your suitcases in the car, singing on the road or dealing with the unexpected...

6 Road-Tested Tips For Summer Travel With Boys

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

My middle son is the Recorder. He records unusual sightings, like a bear peeing or a running cantaloupe (turned out to be an antelope.) He's responsible for writing down shopping lists, fast food orders and game scores. His creative abbreviations like J.C. (just ketchup) keep us laughing.

FIND YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: The Best Trips You Can Take In All 50 States

Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Summer is officially upon us, and with its warm embrace comes the itch to bolt out of our office chairs and flee to the nearest beach. Since families ...

4 Ways Family Road Trips Have Changed Since Gen Xers Were Kids

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Wow, were our games complex. There was I Spy, Make the Trucker Honk His Horn, The License Plate Game, GHOST, Mad Libs, those Yes & Know invisible ink pads, and the saddest game of all: the Wave Game.

Beyond Boston: A Road Trip to Concord and Lexington

WHERE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur

David Landsel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Visitors to Big Sur can glide through roughly 85 miles of stunning scenery in a couple of hours, but the region remains an overwhelming and somewhat unknowable place to many.

Packing for Baby's 1st Road Trip

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

My husband and I were asking ourselves this exact question last week as we were prepping for our first weekend away from home with our 4-month-old infant. Because I can have my OCD moments, I decided that we should bring everything and then figure out what we didn't need, versus taking nothing and learning the hard way.

5 Family Travel Destinations That Teach Kids U.S. History

Amy Whitley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Amy Whitley

The kids are back to school and summer vacation is over. Keep the kids at their studies during fall getaways and weekend trips by visiting a historical landmark, museum or battlefield. Pick from one of these five top U.S. family travel destinations that teach U.S. history:

T+L Editors' Favorite Road Trips (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

It's an annual summer ritual: piling three kids and one giant golden doodle into the car for the drive to Maine, stopping for lobster rolls and boxes of blueberries. See the lighthouse at Dyce Head? Almost there.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

6 Baseball Attractions Worthy of a Road Trip

MiniTime | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel

As the boys of summer prepare to hit the road for the start of another season, baseball-loving families around the country are plotting road trips that celebrate America's favorite pastime.

10 Fall Road Trips Through The Northeast

Fathom | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel

Head to the North Fork if you're in the mood for large plots of farmland, farmstands, U-picks and wineries.

PHOTOS: Great American Factory Tours

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Whether you've watched Americans make potato chips or Mack Trucks -- you'll come away with a greater appreciation for the businesses and objects our countrymen are capable of building.