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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’s what you need to know […]

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 family road trip tips. These suggestions will help keep parents sane and kids content during your journey. Plan some pitstops Before leaving home, be sure […]

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 your make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

8 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 on an extended road trip from Denver, Colorado to my hometown of Calgary in Canada. My husband joins us for part of the […]

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 […]

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 the smartphone or CD player with stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. Check out our picks for best audiobooks for family road trips with little kids, big kids, and tweens/teens. These audiobooks are sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike. Audiobooks for Family Road […]

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 […]

Road Trip Snacks, Toys and Games for Children

There are three wonderful things about road trips with children: 1) You can pack oodles of snacks, toys, and games for the trip. 2) You can go at your own pace and take breaks for playing, potty time, and site-seeing. 3) If the kids have a meltdown and start driving you nuts, at least they’re only […]

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.