A road trip is a right of passage for many American families. It is a time for families to spend hours on end enjoying one another’s company, playing games, seeing new sights, and creating memories. My husband loves road trips. We usually end up making at least one road trip each year and have learned many things along the way. The longest car ride was from Chicago to San Antonio, and we have made several trips to Nashville and New York by car. Each time I swear I will never, ever, travel that far in a car with three children again. However, we continue to take road trips, so I guess the best thing to do is to find some awesome road trip activities for… [Read More]
When our Elf on the Shelf first arrived eight years ago, I had no idea the amount of work I was creating for myself. At the time, I had three children under the age of six, and I made a big production about the arrival of our new little friend. I read the book that came with him from the North Pole and asked them to select a name. I thought it would be something great, something grand, so I waited patiently while they debated, and finally settled upon the best elf name ever…Dave. Yep, Dave the Elf. Dave arrives on the first of December and for the next 23 days, I create a rhyming scavenger hunt for my young children. Each night, I… [Read More]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nebraska Tourism for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes we don’t have to travel very far to discover an amazing destination. Sometimes that destination is right in our own backyard. For those of us in the Midwest, Nebraska is one such place, centrally located with a variety of unexpected attractions that might surprise visitors and natives alike. Whether you have been there before, or still need to explore the state, here are 5 reasons Nebraska needs to be on your travel radar. 1. It has some of the coolest National Monuments Nebraska has some amazing natural wonders to explore. Chimney Rock is a 300 foot natural spire that… [Read More]
Are you hitting the road this holiday season? Before you spend hours in the car with your loved ones, you might want to have some tips and tricks to survive the ride. If you take the time to prepare well and pack a lot of patience, the holiday road trip can create special memories that will last a life time.
Fall in the Northeast, particularly New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is the perfect time for a road trip. The summer vacationers have passed through, the leaves are changing, and the air is crisp. The fall views are so stunning they are worthy of a road trip, even if it only lasts a few hours, to see the Northeast in its full beauty. For travelers venturing from the Big Apple, several of the best views can be found within a few hours drive of New York City. Here are a few of the best fall day trips from New York City, most of them only requiring an hour or two of driving.
7 Family Fun Fall Activities in Chicago Fall is a favorite time of year for many families in the Chicago area. The leaves begin to change to beautiful hues, there’s a chill in the air, and there are many reasons to go out and enjoy the weather. We’ve put together some of our favorite activities to get you out of the house and enjoying some hot cider and apple doughnuts in no time. 1. Visit a corn maze About an hour and a half north of downtown and just south of the Wisconsin border is Richardson Adventure Farm, home of the world’s largest corn maze. The place is more than a maze, there is a petting zoo, giant slides, bounce pillows, ORB… [Read More]
French Lick, Indiana is a town of about 2,000 people in the south central part of the state, which might be the reason it isn’t on most traveler’s radars. Those who have visited however, know about the town, its famous hotels, its history, and the variety of attractions this gem of a destination has to offer. You don’t find a lot about it in guide books, but that’s part of its charm. French Lick, and the neighboring town, West Baden, offer endless possibilities for visitors to explore the area, but if you don’t know about these places, you’re missing out. Hopefully, sharing our favorite finds will help you realize why you need to make time to visit French Lick, Indiana.
Summer is wrapping up and parents are either counting the days or savoring every last minute with their kids. Every parent is starting to think about those back to school necessities, especially back to school snacks and lunches. I’m always looking for ways to save time in the morning and after school, so having convenient snacks on hand is always important to me. I decided this year I’m going to be prepared and make a list of easy to pack back to school snacks not only to help myself, but to help you too!
The family road trip is one of those vacations people either love or hate. Those hours from point A to point B and sometimes places in between can either be magical or downright exhausting. After logging thousands of miles in road trips reading (and listening to) hundreds of books while driving along, we’ve come up with our list of best audio books for a family road trip. Enjoy!
Going on vacation is an exciting thing for the whole family. What is not always fun, however, can be the journey. When you are on your way and everyone is impatient to reach the destination, it might make everyone a bit cranky. How can you keep kids busy on your next road trip and avoid the meltdowns? Here are some of our favorite ideas: