Road Trip

The summer of 2012, my aunt, uncle and cousin Sasha invited me on a three-week trip to Colorado and Utah. I was there partially to keep my cousin company on while camping and touring state and national parks. They had made this type of trip before and in fact planned on revisiting some sites, as...

An obscure sky hung clouds in the distance out the windshield of our car…a good Midwestern thunderstorm. The lightning flickered and rain came in a downpour like the dumping of old feed buckets. This was the only bad part of our family trip a few summers ago. My dad, mom and I all packed in the...

 Nearly every year that my family has lived in Minnesota, we have visited the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Each time we drive Minnesota Highway 61 up the North Shore, stop at our favorite spots, go somewhere new, and see how powerful the waterfalls are this time.  Our most recent vacation to...

While planning our family's summer trip, my mom and I decided that it would be fun to do something new and exciting.  Instead of doing our standard "fly to San Diego and drive to Oceanside to see our family" trip, we came up with the idea of driving from San Francisco to Oceanside.  The catalyst...

Two months ago, this was just speculation, an idea interwoven with thoughts of summer. Finally, that idea had reached reality. My parents worked hard on planning a fun vacation through Missouri and Arkansas. They prepared the soil and planted the seeds. Eventually, these seeds of planning...

Wondering how to enjoy both a cheap vacation and a family reunion that's much better than a staycation? Here are our 10 Tips for turning family events into real vacations. You Be the Party Planner Above all, it's essential that you be the one who knows what's doing in your relatives'...

Traveling is an amazing experience. I had no idea that this mini vacation could have such an impact on my life. A simple trip to Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA was perfect get away for me and my family. Making as many memories as possible was a high priority for this vacation. Last summer was...

Nothing can compare to the thrill of packing the car, hitting the highway, and allowing a toddler to navigate. Oh yes, when my family travels we have one tradition: never choose the destination beforehand. This method has served us well over the years and our vacation to Colorado and Utah was no...

Big, bright, and glamorous is a teenage girls dream. Being the youngest in my family, I never have had much say on what goes on. Always being overpowered by my two head strong older brothers, and sometimes even my shy older sister, eventually gets old. Vacations, especially, were a decision that...

Every since childhood, I have been inspired by the masterpieces of the Walt Disney company.  Their stories are filled with beloved characters and memorable songs.  Like most children, I wanted to be a part of the magical worlds of Disney, and the Walt Disney World parks have always been a source...

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