Posts Tagged ‘road trip’

Easter on the East Coast

Easter is first and foremost a religious holiday. People gather in churches (sometimes for the first time all year) to celebrate The Resurrection. Of course for us moms, there’s another side to this beautiful holiday – the Easter Bunny. Where the idea to have a man-sized rabbit hop around depositing eggs came from, we may never truly know, but every kid loves a good egg hunt! Couple all of this with the fact that it’s often a three day weekend for most employees, and you’ve got the makings of a great vacation. Here are a few great getaway ideas for this Easter, all on the East Coast, complete with Sunrise Services, chocolate bunnies, and the most comfy beds we could find!

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How to Winterize Your Car

Cold weather means more than pulling the jackets and sweaters out of storage. Preparing your car for winter weather will help keep you and your family safe on the icy roads and prevent costly repairs later on in the season. While the weather is still mild in early December, take the time to make sure your car is ready for the icy months ahead by checking off all our car winterization tips. 

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How To Move Cross Country With Kids

While moving across the country as a family unit may not be at the top of anyone’s “most fun things” list, sometimes it is mandatory, due to job relocation, changing family obligations, or military reassignment. We don’t guarantee that your move will be completely seamless, but with the following tips and tricks, it can at least take some of the burden off your plate.

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Road Trip Guide: 5 Days on the dark side of California

It is time to start planning your summer getaway. Whether you are traveling with kids or going on an adults only getaway, consider a classic American road trip through the Sierra Mountains in California. From beloved Lake Tahoe to infamous Death Valley, you can take a 5 day road trip down historic Route 395, exploring some of the most incredible natural and historical sites California has to offer. Skip the theme parks and go old school, road tripping your way past lakes, a ghost town, deserts and more!

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15 unbelievably beautiful sights along Route 395

Do you have dreams of the open road? Are you craving adventure? Want to experience some of the best natural wonders the western United States has to offer? California is the place to go. Gas up your ride and hit Route 395 for a road trip through Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley, Bodie, Mono Lake, and Lake Tahoe. If you are wondering why we think you should take this drive, check out these 15 unbelievably beautiful sights along Route 395.

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8 Reasons to Take a “State”cation

With young kids, sometimes taking a “big” vacation just isn’t in the cards. Maybe you have a car-crier, or you recently potty trained or your child just started school. Maybe work schedules don’t allow for a week-long vacation. Maybe your budget doesn’t (because, let’s face it — kids are expensive! And so are vacations).

Or — maybe you took a summer vacation, but would still like to get away with the family for a few days.

Consider taking a state-cation; that is, exploring your own state! Between state parks, historical monuments, fun museums, local festivals and new playgrounds, there are probably lots of places you’ve never been before. Here are 8 reasons on why to take a family state-cation.

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Road Tripping: Healthy Food for a Long Ride

With the holidays upon us and the oh so yummy foods piling pounds onto our midsection, the last thing the millions – nearly 90 million — of us traveling by car this season need is the extra weight of a double cheeseburger and a large fry… or two. Add to that the cost of gas and feeding the entire family, and your entire holiday trip to see grandma has now busted your holiday budget. Preparing ahead of time with a cooler full of healthy alternatives, store-bought in bulk, will not only save you money and time while on the road, but also a great deal of unnecessary calories.

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Pack Like A Pro: Toiletry Bag

As you’re packing your carry-on for summer vacation this year, you probably won’t forget to include a toiletry bag, but that toiletry bag may not be packed as organized and efficiently as it could be. After all, a well-packed toiletry bag certainly comes in handy on a too-many-tequila-shots night of vacation when you’re trying to dig through a mess of personal items to find Tylenol at 2 am, or when you desperately need eye drops to relieve the sting of ocean water splashed into your face by a playful toddler. We’re here to help you pack your toiletries for traveling like a pro, from the clear quart sized airport bags to the heavy duty toiletry bags made for serious stuff, all with hacks, tips, and product recommendations along the way!

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Road Tripping in Style with Toyota and Diono

road tripping in style with toyota and diono

Setting off on a road trip with a family can be totally daunting between having to stop to nurse your babies, or give your preschooler 45 potty breaks. However, there are many things available on the market today that can help you along your journey. We recently had the opportunity to test drive some posh new vehicles from Toyota along with some carseats and accessories from Diono, and are excited to report our findings to you.

We can’t guarantee a stress-less trip, however, we can give you some solutions for safety and convenience items that will ease your mind and help you focus more on the road ahead.

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10 BEST ROADTRIP STOPS: MIAMI, FL EDITION

10 best roadtrip stops Miami Edition

This series of posts is presented to you with the help of Cooper Tires. Four of our writers set off to find the best road trip stops in their cities. This post is a result of at least 100 minutes of road trip song singing, destination exploring, photo taking, video capturing and smooth riding on new tires, courtesy of Cooper Tires. If you and your family love road tripping and are looking for some fun spots 100 minutes from your hometown, check out all the posts in our series and Roadtrippers 100 Minutes from Home for other destinations. Read on to enjoy a recap of one of our road trips and our thoughts on Cooper tires.

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10 Best Roadtrip Stops: New York City Edition

This series of posts is presented to you with the help of Cooper Tires. Four of our writers set off to find the best road trip stops in their cities. This post is a result of at least 100 minutes of road trip song singing, destination exploring, photo taking, video capturing and smooth riding on new tires, courtesy of Cooper Tires. If you and your family love road tripping and are looking for some fun spots 100 minutes from your hometown, check out all the posts in our series and Roadtrippers 100 Minutes from Home for other destinations. Read on to enjoy a recap of one of our road trips and our thoughts on Cooper tires.

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10 Best Roadtrip Stops: Philadelphia, PA Edition

10 best roadtrip stops Phoenix Edition

This series of posts is presented to you with the help of Cooper Tires. Four of our writers set off to find the best road trip stops in their cities. This post is a result of at least 100 minutes of road trip song singing, destination exploring, photo taking, video capturing and smooth riding on new tires, courtesy of Cooper Tires. If you and your family love road tripping and are looking for some fun spots 100 minutes from your hometown, check out all the posts in our series and Roadtrippers 100 Minutes from Home for other destinations. Read on to enjoy a recap of one of our road trips and our thoughts on Cooper tires.

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Family Fun at Penn’s Cave, Centre Hall, Pa

If you’re visiting the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, we think a trip to the centrally-located Penn’s Cave deserves to be on your family’s to-do list. The Historic Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park is located near State College and offers a breathtaking boat tour through the country’s only all-water cavern. Kids will also enjoy the miner’s maze, gemstone panning, and wildlife tour. Adults and older children won’t want to miss the opportunity to take an off-road mountain tour by Jeep that takes you from “the cave rock to the mountain top”. Read on for more about these attractions and a glimpse of the beautiful cavern.

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