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...

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. ...

Thanks to a the Magellan Maestro 3210 GPS System, one of the newest on the market, composure won't have to be lost at each unmarked intersection. And when the kids whine for a bathroom, you'll be able to tell them with confidence, "It's right around the corner." As we pulled into the Gulf Station,...

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway will inspire your backseat passengers to sing "Country Roads, Take Me Home" as you cruise between the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountain National Parks on this classic family roadtrip. Connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky...

An adorable vacation: Roadtrip it from OH to AL to see the 1,000s of objects for sale in America's longest yard sale. From nearby festivals to outside family barbecues, the summer season offers many top-value vacation ideas that need little advanced planning. This summer, for some wallet-friendly,...

One of the great American road trips takes you through Phoenix and Las Vegas, past lots of red rocks, blue skies and desert on the way to the Grand Canyon. Passing through and around canyons, deserts, lakes, mountains, ruins and cacti forests, a family road trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas,...

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...

"Branson? Isn't that just for older folk and those who love country-western?"  That was my thought when I recently had an opportunity to be there.  It was not a place I ever thought I would go to on my own, or with my family but, after spending some time, I realized my perception about it being for...

We just got back from our family vacation, driving from Long Island to Washington DC, then to Pennsylvania for some theme parks.  Because I have 7 relatives from my husband's side of the family visiting from the Phillipines, it was hard to organize all of us.  We were happy to drive but had already...

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