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5 Winter Road Trip Tips You Need to Know Before You Go

You’ve got the bags packed and the route all planned out. But is your car ready for a winter road trip? Slick roads and limited visibility due to snow or sleet can make winter driving a challenge. Here are five tips from Autotrader to make sure your car is ready for a safe winter journey. This story […]

10 Holiday Road Trip Tips for a Festive and Safe Journey

Over the river and through the woods many of us will go this holiday season to visit family and friends. Why not make your time on the road as merry and stress-free as possible? Follow our 10 holiday road trip tips for a festive and safe journey! This story is brought to you in partnership with […]

Grand Canyon with Kids ~ What You Need to Know Before You Go

Visiting the Grand Canyon with kids is more than staring at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A Grand Canyon family vacation is all about adventure. It’s about the journey, whether by car or train (or both!). It’s about stopping along the way to enjoy the desert’s beauty and mysteries. Check out what you need to […]

Sanity Saving Tips for Driving with Kids + A Happy Kids, Happy Ride Kit Giveaway

Remember when driving as a teen meant sweet, sweet freedom? The car keys and a few bucks for gas meant you could drive where you wanted, listen to the music you liked and explore the world with your totally awesome friends. As a parent, however, driving often means listening to backseat whining, breaking up sibling fights, and […]

Go Road Trippin’ with Liberty Mutual and Win Visa Gift Cards

Did you hit the road for a vacation this summer, or do you have an upcoming road trip planned? Fifty-six percent of Americans plan a road trip between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to a recent Liberty Mutual survey. If you love exploring the world on four wheels, then you’re going to want to join the […]

Obedo Travel Pillow Review & Giveaway

Want a compact, washable travel pillow that makes airplane travel and road trips more comfortable? The Obedo Neck & Back Cradle folds flat for easy transport and makes traveling oh-so-much more pleasant. Read my review and enter to win one of two Obedo travel pillows! Obedo in the air Flying can just be so dang uncomfortable. […]

Road Trip with Children Packing List for Safety and Sanity

Road trips lure travelers with their promise of freedom, scenic landscapes, and quirky roadside attractions. Hitting the road can also mean seemingly constant potty breaks, sibling disputes, car sickness and backseat whining. Here are 10 things you need to pack to keep your family safe and sane during a road trip with children. Travel Toys and Crafts […]

Let’s Get Lost Giveaway

In a publishing world where most authors are expected to do all of their own marketing without any help from their publisher, it’s rare for a new, non-celebrity author to get a six-figure marketing campaign and 100,000-copy first printing. Harlequin did just that for the book, Let’s Get Lost. This book must be good. Real good. […]

Summer Road Trips Twitter Party with $400 in American Express Gift Cards Giveaway!

Love road trips? How about earning travel rewards? Or winning free money? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re going to want to attend the #KidsNTrips Summer Road Trips Twitter Party this Thursday, July 24. We’ll be talking all about the best tips for keeping kids entertained on the […]

Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

How do you survive a multi-week, 3,000-mile road trip that covers two countries and six states? Lots and lots of planning. A bit of luck helps, too. Every year, I take my kids (ages 7 and 9) on an extended road trip from Denver, Colorado to my hometown of Calgary in Canada. My husband joins us […]

Family Road Trip Tips

Summer’s in full-swing, which for many of us means it’s family road trip season! Before you gas up the car, here are some road trip tips to make your time on the road zooms by. Map out your family road trip Before leaving home, be sure to map out your journey even if you have […]

Tips For Road Trips in Europe

Chances are you have taken your turn at the wheel of a road trip. Just like any long drive in the U.S. or elsewhere, road trips in Europe require planning and patience. North American tourists may be surprised by some of the differences between road-tripping at home versus overseas. Here are some tips for road trips in […]

Travel Mad Libs – A Fun Way to Learn and Dream

Who doesn’t love Mad Libs? Sure, they’re silly and childish, but that’s the point! Think you’re too grown-up for Mad Libs? Even my serious, smartypants Ph.D. neighbor, George, gets overwhelmed with uncharacteristic fits of the giggles when Mad Libs are brought out, making this word game a big hit for adults and kids alike at […]

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