Road Trip

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...

12:00 pm EST in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.                The van is packed.                 We have a headcount of 6.                 Destination: 26°N, 82°W.                 ETA: 12:00 pm EST… two days from now. â–º  SEMI FINALIST 2012 TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP Two days later at...

My family's "What's Up East Coast?" trip starts in southern Florida - my home. I slept for probably most of the six to eight hour drive to get to just the border of Georgia so I can't really say how beautiful the scenery was; but I can say that my fluffy pink pillow came in very handy. Finally...

Road trip! This time more prepared, lengthier and more sightseeing. Seriously, what’s a road trip without sightseeing, it’s a sign that we learned substantially from our last trip to Canada. My parents decided to save gas by commuting through a small, blue Nissan, a cozy five seated car. Just...

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