The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Games

Road trip games: playing tic-tac-toe in the car.
Road trip games are a lifesaver, whether you're trekking cross country to sight-see or simply cross-county to see the grandparents, you're a college student on a butt-numbing quest to see how many states you can pin in a single weekend, or you're simply idling in traffic on the way to the airport.

Sure, you can flip through Facebook or have the kids watch Frozen for the 1,000th time, but why not use some of that road time to have a little fun while fostering a deeper connection with your fellow travelers?  Continue Reading

Going on a Road Trip? Don’t Forget to Grab This from the Drug Store

Going on a road trip? Don't forget to grab this from the drug store

There's a (younger) part of me that loves going on long road trips. I get excited about seeing new places, listening to hours of podcasts, drinking Red Bull – it's a freeing experience like none other. Then there's the (older) side of me that can only handle the open road for so long. Sore back, moody in traffic, yells at slower drivers, and seriously bummed out about how sticky everything feels after being in the car all day. Continue Reading

9 Tips for an Amazing (or at Least Tolerable) Road Trip with Your Pet

Traveling with dogs and cats - 9 tips for a less stressful road trip

Pets. We love them, and sometimes when we’re traveling, we don’t want to leave them. Whether it’s because your boarding situation isn’t ideal, or you just can’t imagine going on a vacation without them, you want to make sure you and your dog (or cat!) are prepared for a pleasant and non-stressful road trip. I’ve hit the road a few times with this furry lady pictured here, and after a few hundred hours in the car together, we’ve learned a thing or two.  Continue Reading

19 Things to Do Before Going on Vacation This Summer

How to prep your home before going on vacation

School's out for the summer, and vacation time is here again! Are you planning a big trip this year? Maybe it's a road trip across the country, or maybe it's a cruise. Perhaps an outdoor camping getaway or you're headed to a cabin by the lake. What ever the reason, if you're leaving your home unattended for a few days or even weeks. While your house can't actually get lonely without you, it will miss your maintenance. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Screen-Free Road Trip Activities For Kids

10 Screen Free Road Activities For Your Kid

It’s the time of year when you load up in the car and head out for a fun family vacation. Here are 10 activities your kids can do in the car that don’t involve screen time.    

1. DIY portable Lego Kit

This easy DIY is perfect for the LEGO lover and doesn’t require mom having to “get the lost LEGO” every ten minutes. Check out the tutorial here.

2. Truck Spotting “I Spy” Game

Your little kiddo will love seeing the trucks in real life. Continue Reading

10 Tips for a Delightful Summer Road Trip

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Nothing says summer like a road trip. Some of the best trips are short and sweet and no matter what happens, memories are made on the road.  Here are 10 simple tips that will make it easier to jump in the car and get-a-goin’. Here are a few things to get you started:1. Rent a car instead of driving your SUV

2. Look at a real map, don’t rely on your GPS

3. Try camping under the stars

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