road trip

Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Theaters + a Giveaway

By Melanie Donahoo

This is a sponsored post, the words and opinions are all mine.  Family road trips are a childhood rite of passage most kids miss out on today. I grew up in New Mexico, and every summer my family would pile in our van for a road trip. I think it was a 12-16 hour trek each way to Utah and Idah... Read More

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Road Trip

By MiniTime

The family road trip. For many it’s a means to an end, a necessary evil you must endure for the reward of a great family vacation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With over a decade of road trip experience, I’ve learned a few things—from keeping a change of clothes within easy access ... Read More

Camping Food Hacks

By Erin Oltmanns

We are “camping people.” We along with our extended family have garages and sheds packed with camping gear — sleeping bags, camp stoves, tents, packable chairs, get the drift. We take things like bug repellant and marshmallow roasters very seriously. Adding kiddos to this ... Read More

5 Winter Car Care Tips

By Erin Oltmanns

The winter weather around here has been bonkers! We spent one Friday afternoon outside riding bikes in the sunshine (begging kids to keep their coat on), only to spend the following Monday morning shoveling heaps of snow so the kiddos could walk to the bus stop! [caption id="attachment_49334" ali... Read More

5 National Monuments Worthy Of A Family Road Trip

By MiniTime

Teddy Roosevelt was the first to do it. Bill Clinton did it 19 times. President Obama has already done it eight times and, according to reports, will soon create two more national monuments using the Antiquities Act of 1906. If that happens, the new monuments in New Mexico and California would enjoy... Read More

Printable License Plate Game

By Erin Oltmanns

Right now we’re in the midst of back to school prep at our house, but we’ve also got a packed calendar of travel over the next few months. While I’m happy to live in the age of iPads and PBS Kids apps, I would like for my girl to experience the joy of road trip games. Particularly my old favor... Read More

Road Trip Healthy Fast Food Choices

By Erica Fehrman

The weekend road trip, an upcoming spring break romp, or a lengthy summer adventure -- any and all of these will include a stop at an interstate "easy on, easy off" fast food restaurant. You don't have to succumb to the large fries each time.  Here are the less-famous healthy fast food choices that... Read More

So Much Family Travel

By Erica Fehrman

I didn't think we were doing any family travel this summer, and then suddenly the calendar blew a good way, I think?  Now the kids are going to three states and I'm going to five.  Or that may be six and eight, if you count the places we drive through on our way to another place.  All in ... Read More

Road Trip Preparation Cartoon

By Erica Fehrman

I am exhausted already, and we haven't spent a sweaty night in a tent yet.  While preparing for an overnight boating and camping trip, and my husband puttering around with fishing poles while I packd clothes, prepared food, and checked lists, I drew this. Can anyone relate?   More... Read More

Carina’s Summer Bucket List

By Carina

The days are getting longer, school is wrapping up, and it's time for us to come up with our summer bucket list! Everything that we want to do as a family to keep us entertained and make the memories that will last forever. Get a Big Girl Car  Road Trip to Visit Family  Perfect Our Tra... Read More