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Best Road Trip from Phoenix: Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and Las Vegas

Looking for the best road trip from Phoenix? We’ve got you covered! This amazing itinerary includes the natural beauty of Southwest National Parks, the splashy fun of Lake Powell, and the glitz of Las Vegas. You’ll find options to modify this Arizona, Southern Utah and Nevada road trip to meet your desired vacation length and […]

Audiobooks for Family Road Trips that Kids AND Parents Enjoy

Audiobooks for family road trips make the miles zip by. Before leaving home, load up on audio stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. This list of the best audiobooks for road trips includes picks for young children, grade school aged kids, and teens. Plus, these audiobooks for kids of all ages are sure to be a hit […]

7 Helpful Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler can seem like a daunting task. How will you keep your little one content while on the road? What if junior cries throughout the whole journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

8 Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

Sure, kids love movies and video games, but there are lots of things to do on the road without powering up. 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 on […]

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 mystery. Here are 17 […]

6 Tips to Prepare Your Car for a Winter Road Trip

A little chilly weather need not keep you from a fabulous family vacation! Whether you’re escaping the snow, or driving into it, follow these six car travel tips to make sure your vehicle is prepared for a winter road trip. This story is brought to you in partnership with TECHNET Nation. 1. Pack a winter […]

Family Road Trip Tips for a Fun and Stress-Free Journey

Depending on how you prepare, a road trip with kids can feel either like a terrible chore or a fun-filled adventure. Before you hit the road, be sure to read our tips when preparing for a fun family road trip with kids. These suggestions will help keep parents sane and kids content during your journey. […]

Best Toys for Car Trips to Buy Before You Hit the Road

Planning a road trip with kids? If you’re stressing about what to pack to keep your family happy in the car or minivan, fear not. Whether you’re planning an epic multi-state vacation, a camping weekend, or time away at grandma’s house, you’re going to love our picks for the best toys for car trips. Best Toys for Car […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Music for Family Road Trips

Music is one of the best tools for keeping families content and entertained during a road trip. The trick is to find music that both the kids AND the parents enjoy. Here are some of my family’s favorite road trip songs plus some suggestions from other family travel bloggers.