Road Trip

It is an unfortunate fact of family car trips: kids, despite most efforts, can become pretty restless while cooped up in the backseat. In the past, Family Travel Forum has recommended numerous handy travel games, electronic devices and books to keep traveling children content during a road trip. ...

Our Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip.  While families looking for relaxation may choose the beach to kick back and refuel, others will venture onto hiking or biking trails, mountain slopes, roller coasters or cruise ship decks in pursuit...

Perhaps the best known stretch of highway in America, California's Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco is 400 miles of coastal beauty. What comes to mind when you think of California? Is it the cable cars climbing the hills of San Francisco, or is it the glamour of Hollywood and Los...

A traveler from the UK shares his dream road trip: Driving the American West, visiting film locations in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.  Here's his journal. Hollywood's location managers find the most beautiful views in America for the screen, so we decided to follow in their footsteps. The...

For our Spanish Speaking colleagues and friends, we hope you enjoy this Spanish-language version of Ireland's Ring of Kerry. It's one of our one-minute, sound rich Travel Video PostCards we're happy to share with the FTF community    

We love the winter season, when holiday lights, Christmas decorations, colorfully wrapped presents and the most imaginative retail displays overtake downtowns around the world, regardless of whether there’s sun or snow outside. It’s the time for a New Year’s getaway, or maybe visiting relatives,...

You don’t have to go far to find fun things to do when you plan a family vacation to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a large suburb of Philadelphia, conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and close to Trenton, New Jersey.  In Bucks County, your family will learn about its rich history and how...

Discover patriot history in the Valley Forge area, not far from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you'll be delighted to see how history comes to life for all ages. When I told a friend from college that I was visiting Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, she scrunched her nose and commented, "Oh - that's...

On our last day in Vancouver Lesley and Lucas went to the Aquarium while Arwyn and I napped in the Jeep. Lucas came out of there pretty grumpy, saying he was bumped, pushed and jostled too much. It was real, real busy. We then went to Granville Island and checked out the "Kids Only Market" and...

Welcome to Routes 1 and A1A, the twin coastal roads along the Atlantic coast between Jacksonville and Key West that provide a great beach getaway road trip. U.S. Route 1 runs along the eastern coast of the United States for more than 2,000 miles between Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine....

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