Take your group on the road and become an adventure family. With a little bit of preparation, you'll get into the mindset and know you can take on exploring with confidence. Check out my list my essentials for parent and kids to make your days together even more magical.
Kentucky’s Ark Encounter: The Basics
The Ark Encounter in Kentucky is a Bible-based museum inside a full-sized reproduction ark -- but it's a lot to plan! Associated with Answers in Genesis, this experience is based around Noah building the Ark as per the specifics in the Book of Genesis. With three floors of museum, it’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum full of science and learning opportunities as the realities of living on the ark come to life. With the proper planning and knowing what to expect, this is a trip you will continue thinking about for a long time afterward.
National Civil War Naval Museum – Columbus, Georgia
Did you know there are only four ironclad from the Civil War left? And one of right here in Georgia! Designed around the artifacts, this building houses the CSS Jackson, the largest surviving Confederate warship. At more than 200 feet long, it’s remains are especially impressive when you step back to see the frame built to show its original size. Also present is other salvaged ship wreckage and replicas as well as weapons and equipment from the time. Leave time to explore the wall of detailed timeline of the Civil War; it’s enough in its own.
Dunwoody Nature Center – Dunwoody, Georgia
The Dunwoody Nature Center is a free, shaded nature area just north of downtown Atlanta. There are multiple playgrounds to climb, tons of native forest for nature exploring, a wetlands boardwalk, stream water play, two miles of hiking trails, and a nature center with opportunities for geocaching nearby. It’s a great green space for a day of family fun.
Cahokia Mounds: Plan a Family Trip to The Cahokia Native American Mounds
Did you know the largest ancient settlement north of Mexico is just fifteen minutes east of St. Louis? It's practically right over the Mississippi River bridge. However, it isn’t one of the top visited places in St. Louis. Here's the research you need to prepare yourself for a great learning and exploring trip through our country's largest ancient city.
Discovery Cove in Orlando: All You Need to Know
Family trips to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. With these first-hand tips and tricks, your first trip to this magical Sea World park will allow you look forward to snorkeling with rays and meeting dolphins instead of searching for answers that you can't find. Know what to expect and prepare for an amazing experience!
Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!
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!
A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation
Just thirty minutes outside of Charleston, is the longest continually working plantation in the country. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a lovely place to experience real southern history through tours of the house, the farm, the slave quarters, and a presentation on Gullah culture. This is an excellent day trip to learn so much history in a beautiful setting. With this educational guide, you will be better prepared to spend your day and to continue your family learning at home. Just go!
Carschooling: 6 Ways to Learn on Road Trips
Road trips aren't just about the destination but the journey! Maximize your family learning time while in car with these top tips.
Discovering the Wright Brothers with Kids
Wright Brothers National Memorial North Carolina is a National Park Site on the east coast of North Carolina which commemorates the first motorized flight. In an area with lots of 200 to 400 year old areas to discover on road trips, this site was refreshing. While still more than a hundred years ago, I feel … Continue reading Discovering the Wright Brothers with Kids