Road Trip

One would think that at any car rental agency, child seats would be available without much fuss. Think again. According to Consumer Reports, a number of the major agencies won’t unconditionally guarantee child seat availability. Rates can also change depending on location, and some car rentals don'...

Going on a road trip with your family or friends is really one of the greatest joys in life, and not only is it used as a way to relax, do a bit of sightseeing, but also a nice way to get to know each other. But, as with everything else in life, you will want to prepare, and the list of things...

A fun, cheap, scenic alternative to more mainstream road trips - tour western New York state's Jello Museum, farms, minor league games, theme parks and so much more. This summer, when travelers are staying closer to home and spending less on leisure activities, we've discovered that the regions...

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...

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