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Spend a weekend in Floyd or Galax watching fiddle pickers perform and you fall in love with bluegrass, the lively melody of The Crooked Road in southern Virginia. This route that's dotted with music history highlights and performance venues overlaps much of the Blue Ridge Parkway and has really put...

If your clan has already done the family roadtrip up and down Route 1, rest assured that there's more to explore among the Golden State’s endless shoreline and sweeping landscapes. Whether you want to coast the scenic mountains and valleys of the Inland Empire, to follow celebrities to chic Los...

Road trip to hogwardy, old-style England with teens in a slim carWhen travelling through Southern and Central England, it's easy to see how J.C. Rowling was inspired to write her Potter books: Rolling green landscapes, towns and villages with quirky timber framed houses, narrow cobbled streets, and...

There's still plenty of time to take that perfect summer family vacation, one of the most important times to bond with kids and develop the funny memories you'll all laugh about next year. Will it be mountains and canoeing? Beach and sandcastles? Shopping, shows and gourmet fare? Hiking and tent...

I was recently invited to learn how to be a safer driver at the Cooper Tire Vehicle and Test Center, located outside of San Antonio, Texas.  Cooper Tire is based in Findlay, Ohio, where they have been making quality tires for 100 years. A small group of writer-moms were selected to test drive cars...

Bryce Canyon, Zion: their names are known by every family contemplating a national parks road trip because of their unusual geological formations.  Along the far West edge of the Colorado Plateau – North America’s largest plateau spanning the four states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona -...

Our family loves to explore the region surrounding our home in Heidelberg, Germany so we took the advice of a well-traveled friend working with the USO and visited what she thought was the most quaint village in this area -- Riquewihr, in the province of Alsace, France. Alsace is located on the...

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...

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. ...

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