Family Road Trips

USA road trips and family road trip planning tips for your family vacation. Destination ideas for families and tips to have a successful road trip with kids.

Girls’ Trip Weekend Getaway from Rochester: Inn at Holiday Valley

Planning a girls’ trip weekend is a fun way to reconnect with your family and create lasting memories. We found a great location in the Inn at Holiday Valley. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers relaxation, swimming, and adventure that will make everyone happy on your next weekend getaway from Rochester.

Hershey Lodge: A Family Weekend Getaway

As you enter the Hershey Lodge the first thing you notice is the smell of chocolate that fills the lobby. Then you realize this is no ordinary place. The Hershey Lodge is full of family fun activities, restaurants, as well as a waterpark that is perfect for the entire family. We partnered with the Hershey Lodge to enjoy a spring break weekend getaway and it was just what our family needed.

Cozy Up for Christmas at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Hersheypark Camping Resort is a great place to unwind after a busy day at the parks. The lodge gave us space to stretch and rest and I loved having a full kitchen to wake up to every morning.We stayed at the campgrounds in the winter and I learned that Hersheypark camping resort is a great place to stay any time of the year.

Celebrate the Holidays at Gaylord National Resort

Gaylord National Resort knows how to celebrate Christmas. We spent the weekend visiting the resort as well at the holiday events during their annual Christmas on the Potomac. Family time during the holidays is always a top priority to me, and our weekend trip to celebrate the holidays at Gaylord National Resort is a memory my family will never forget.

Pittsburgh Family Weekend (Part 2)

We were all excited for our Pittsburgh family weekend. I was happy to wake up to sun and warmer weather. We had a full day of 2 museums and a Pirates baseball game and I was happy the weather was holding out for us. This is Part 2 of our Pittsburgh Family Weekend. Start with Pittsburgh Family Weekend(Part 1).

Pittsburgh Family Weekend (Part 1)

We love spending time in Pittsburgh, PA because it has great family friendly attractions and it holds a special place in our hearts. We lived in Pittsburgh for 5 years and have had many great memories there. Last week we took a long weekend and enjoyed a Pittsburgh family weekend.

My Secret Family Adventures that Help Us Connect

Family traditions are so important to me. Some of them are big like annual vacation but some of them are small. We do special things as a family throughout the year to bond and connect. One of our favorite family traditions are Mystery Days. Mystery Days are basically a full day of fun activities. The best part is that they are a mystery!! Every stop is a surprise for the kids. My husband and I plan the itinerary and don’t give any hints. Mystery Days are so great because they are an easy family tradition that you can start this year.

Family Favorite Apps for Traveling

When we are traveling we like to use our devices to keep the kids busy during long drives or flights. We have Kindle Fires but most of these apps are available across different devices. I’m excited to have my daughter guest post with me to share with you our family favorite apps to play when travelling.

Essential Tips for a Family Road Trip

Parents are often surprised that I enjoy taking family road trips with my husband and 3 kids. I do really love them. There is no better way to discover a new destination then driving through a city or town. If you do a little prep and planning the drive can become part of the vacation and are often some of the best parts of the trip. Here are eight of my favorite family road trip tips that have helped me get through 10+ hours in the car with the family and can help you plan a successful family road trip.

Best of Toronto for Families

Toronto is a great place to visit for families. It is a huge city with so many fun things to do. There is something for everyone. I have visited more times than I can count and I still have lots of things I’ve never discovered. Visiting Toronto with kids gives you a full week of family friendly activities. Here are five of my favorite places to visit in Toronto with kids as well as five we hope to visit soon.

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