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Summertime Sweets: 31 Delicious Ice Cream Shops in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Many Illinoisans have been heading out to their favorite ice cream shops for a tasty, chilling dessert. PBS asked its audience to send in names of delicious Illinois ice cream shops, and there are dozens of highly-rated ice cream shops on Yelp and Business Insider.

WATCH: Mom of 15's Secret to Spontaneous Summer Road Trips

HooplaHa | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel

Are you a busy mom who needs a little advice from a woman with experience? Well look no further and meet the woman who knows, Lyette Reback, mother of...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dallas

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

In addition to the friendly people, nearby ranches, subtle sidewalk art, amazing skyline after dark and the predominant Pegasus, there's one more thing you might not know about Dallas: You won't need a car. Well, not if you're planning to explore downtown. Dallas is a walking city.

11 Tips For Making the Most of Your Family Vacation

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Vacations have always been important for creating lasting memories and building family bonds but they may be even more important today. The family vacation is one of the few opportunities where everyone in the family is doing the same thing, at the same time, without the pull of outside commitments.

17 Road Trip Hacks That Will Save Your Summer

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel

It's road trip season! All across America, people are piling into their cars and taking to the open road. But as anyone who's driven for longer than ...

Girl Puts GPS Trackers On Cats -- Reveals Late-Night Burger King Runs

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Outdoor cats are known night-wanderers. It's in their nature to slink off into the darkness whenever the mood strikes. But where do their evening pursuits take them? 13-year-old Evahn Martinsen was so curious that she took to strapping a GPS as part of her school science project.

8 Ways To Conquer A Road Trip Without Technology

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel

The classic road trip is an adventure in which travel companions explore new places, take in new sights and dig deep into friendships during lon...

10 Breathtaking US Roads to Drive With the Whole Family

MiniTime | Posted 07.16.2015 | 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.

Why I'm Taking My Kids Cross-Country This Summer. Solo. And Pregnant.

Erin Dullea | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Erin Dullea

What sane woman would pack up her three kids (7, 5 & 2) with a six-month-pregnant belly to boot and brave a four-week adventure through some twenty-or-so states? Me.

A Fatherless Father's Day: How My Lost Dad Inspired a Lifelong Journey

Mikah Meyer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Mikah Meyer

Newspapers proclaiming new grills as the perfect gift. TV ads with plates of food and cheery smiles. Pictures of grey-haired men holding grandkids.

Surviving Your Family Road Trip!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

With temps soaring, classes ending and a national holiday hovering on the horizon, a family road trip may be right up your alley. Check out the four categories that are key to happy times on the trail.

America's 10 Best Summer Road Trips for 2015

Fodor's | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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.

Riding In Cars With Little Boys

Michelle Matthews | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Michelle Matthews

I miss the days when my kids were babies. Yeah, I would have to pack half the house to take them anywhere, but they fell asleep as soon as you turned the corner

Summer Road Tripping: Healthy Edition

Linden Schaffer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Linden Schaffer

Summer is just around the corner and with the end of the school year in sight; you may just be getting the itch to corral the family into in the car f...

3 Day Roadtrip: Los Angeles to Paso Robles

Tara Fass | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Tara Fass

About 4 hours by car north of Los Angeles, Paso Robles is our place to unplug and refresh. On any given weekend, we think about going.

How to Prepare for Family Road Trips With Kids and Pets

Lori Rochino | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Lori Rochino

Let's face it. Every time you go on a road trip, you pack way too much stuff - especially if you have children, pets or both. At times it seems better to overpack than underpack because at least you have everything on hand.

Take a Walking Tour of Pike Place Market in Seattle

Findery | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel

Let your eyes and your stomach guide you, but keep an eye out for the following treasures as you meander from stall to stall.

The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay and what you'll see along the way.

Last Minute Memorial Day Rentals In The Hamptons

PureWow | Posted 05.20.2015 | New York

OK, we know it's two days away, but believe it or not, it isn't too late to score a great Memorial Day Weekend rental in the Hamptons.

Motor Lodges Can Be Cute (We Promise)

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

While motor lodges are almost always affordable, they're not always aesthetically pleasing. But with summer right around the corner, we were inspired to round up the five cutest motor lodges in the United States

Know Instantly Which Side Your Car's Gas Tank Is on

Map Happy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Of course, there is a way to know. Of course, I'm stupid and don't pay attention. That's because there's an indicator on the car's dashboard that tells you where the fuel door is.

Impressions of India: Varanasi's Riches

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Today was our second-to-the-last-day in India and I am feeling a mixture of emotions about leaving this powerful land. Our wake up call was for 5:00 a.m. to greet the morning sunrise over the Ganges

The Wonders of the Last Minute Family Escape

Findery | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel

My family took a trip down to Los Angeles that was almost completely unplanned. In the middle of the busy work days leading up to our departure, I barely managed to book a hotel and had to leave everything else up to chance.

How to Prep for a Road Trip Abroad

Map Happy | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Who can resist the call of the open road, aka freedom? Just don't forget about sexy things like international driving laws.

Impressions of India: Varanasi

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We each found a seat and he slowly pushed and paddled his way out of the crowded loading area, his copilot pushing other boats away so we could break free and out onto the river. My heart was pounding as I clicked away, hoping my camera was catching some of the magic!