Family Road Trip Itineraries

Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks with Kids

The Utah National Parks are absolutely spectacular- and their landscapes are unique from one another and unlike anything else you’ve seen! From the towering spires of Bryce Canyon, to the deep cliffs and canyons of Zion, to the incredible stone structures of Arches- this trip packs all of these incredible parks into one itinerary along […]

What to do in Colorado Springs with Kids

What To Do In Colorado Springs: A 5-Day Itinerary!

“America the Beautiful” was inspired in part by the “Purple Mountain’s Majesty” of Pike’s Peak which overlooks the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Located just 60 miles south of Denver and situated a mile above sea level, Colorado Springs offers views of the southern Rocky Mountains from wherever you are, and has so many […]

Corning Museum of Glass- Interactive

Corning Museum of Glass and Watkins Glen State Park with Kids!

New York is a huge and vibrant state- with so many great things to see and do as a family- and certainly a trip to New York City should be on every family’s “don’t-miss” list at some point. But beyond the big city, there are many other great opportunities to learn something new and to […]

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Family Road Trip Destinations

5 Things to Do in Lake Placid with Kids

5 Things to Do in Lake Placid with Kids!

Lake Placid, located in the High Peaks area of the Adirondack Mountains is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the Northeast. It was the site of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic games (one of only 4 host cities in the world to have held the events twice), and today it is a vibrant community […]

White Mountains NH

White Mountains NH- Things to Do with Kids!

The White Mountains located in the northern portion of New Hampshire is a fantastic destination for families- especially in the summertime when there is so much to get out and see and do! This is a place to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking, and swimming- all while drinking in the fantastic views […]

Harbor Island

Harbor Island South Carolina: A Hidden Gem for Families!

If you’ve been dreaming of a vacation destination where you and your family can get away to a relatively quiet place, and just relax together on a beautiful unspoiled and uncrowded beach, then Harbor Island South Carolina is that perfect place you’ve been looking for! My family has vacationed in Harbor Island several times over the […]

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Gear & Gadgets

10 Great Activities and Car Games for Kids

10 Great Activities and Car Games for Kids!

Keeping the kids entertained in the car is one of the first things that most parents worry about when planning a long family road trip. And I find that there is a big difference between keeping the kids happy on a 2-hour drive (look out the window, sing songs, play the “I Spy” game) and […]

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Must Have Road Trip App: Waze!

Have you ever been on a family road trip where things are humming along nicely- you’re making good time and then all of a sudden you can see in the horizon the red lights coming from all the cars ahead of you? And suddenly you find yourself right smack in the middle of a traffic […]

How to Charge Multiple Devices in the Car

How to Charge Multiple Electronic Devices in the Car

When taking a family road trip with a bunch of kids in the back of the car… all in possession of some sort of an electronic device- a cell phone, a tablet, a DVD player, a Nintendo DS, a Kindle… whatever it may be… they are going to want to re-charge those devices. Not to […]

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Road Trip Inspiration

Pepsi Co Sculpture Garden

Outdoor Sculpture Gardens {Great One-Day Road Trips}

*This post is part of our summer series on Great One-Day Road Trips! Some families love to visit art museums together…. but honestly, that’s never been high on my summer hit list. I spend most of the time at a museum with my heart in my throat- chasing my kids around, begging them to “shush” and […]

Grand Canyon

Why We Go…

I am passionate about traveling with my family. There’s something about the way your whole world opens up when you find yourself in new surroundings, when you can slow down and just marvel at nature’s beauty, when you have the chance to dip your toe in the water of new experiences. It’s not just about […]

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Planning & Packing

4 tips to prepare your car for a road trip

4 Tips to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Advance Auto Parts. As always, the opinions and text are all mine! Getting ready for a road trip involves more than packing clothes and planning activities for the kids- you have to get your car ready for the road too. It is important to be […]

How to Plan a Road Trip

Want to Plan a Road Trip? Here’s 5 Steps to Get You Started!

Recently a Great Family Road Trips reader (and in-real-life friend) Shari asked: “We are planning a short road trip from CT to Chicago at the end of June. We are giving ourselves 1 week. Where is a good place to start for finding family friendly hotels, activities, food, rest stops, etc.?” YES! A road-trip in […]

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