St. Louis, Missouri - Quit driving through and stop to see all it offers. With many free activities to be found in this city, it could be a very inexpensive family vacation for several busy days or a lengthy week-long stay. Check out my list of favorite free places and put it on your road trip list!
Road trips can be the most memorable things you ever do with your family and also one of the most overwhelming. Let me help you start at the beginning to make a trip for every member in your family.
No matter what we do, travel is stressful, and no one enjoys travelling with parents who freak out. Let's simplify family road trips to lessen the parent stress so travel is enjoyed not dreading. Here are the top ten ways this parent has found to simplify travel life with kids.
The Florida Keys look beautiful with that seductive turquoise water. It's tropical without leaving the country, but you need realistic expectations. Learn from my mistakes and make the most of your Florida Key family vacation.
Road trips are not just about getting there - it's about all the amazing places in between. Heading back to Texas from Yellowstone brought us dinosaurs, arches, and history trips. Check out our itinerary and plan your next United States road trip.
When we moved to Georgia from Texas, I decided to quit my part-time job and stay home full-time. My husband was betting against me lasting more than six months, and my stubbornness kept me from admitting the same thing to myself. However, here we are more than a year and a half later with Mom … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!
For three weeks in the fall several years ago, we left home for an extended round trip to Yellowstone through twelve national park sites, eleven states, and more than 4,000 miles. Through several years of longer travel, we have figured out that what works best for our family is an extended stay somewhere in the middle … Continue reading Yellowstone Family Road Trip Itinerary – From Texas to Idaho
Whether your kids go to traditional school or homeschool, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family car schooling. Travel experiences are my favorite way to educate the kids, and planning some great car activities can make a road trip even better. As homeschoolers, the car often becomes a second … Continue reading Carschooling: Six Ways to Make Road Trips Educational
Save money with homeschooling through museums and reciprocity.No amount of book reading can compare to knowing familiar obscure details about the towering dinosaur fossils or visiting the same gorillas four times a year or spending hours at the local children’s museum. Sure, these opportunities can be big financial investments, but given the right strategy, they don’t have to be. Learn how to travel and spend less on your adventures!
Quit rushing your family from place to place during your vacation. You don't have to see everything. Be present. These slower days have become our most memorable parts of vacation.