In my family’s travels across America, our route has often taken us through state capitals. Sometimes we stop to check them out, other times we don’t. From Sacramento to Indianapolis to Richmond, I’ve found that these capital cities have given our family great insight into their respective states even though they’re relatively small. To be […]
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At ages seven and eight, my well-traveled kids have made it clear to me what they like to do on vacation. They want a place to play — preferably with a few water slides, roller coasters, and plenty of ice cream. And, they’d like for me to play with them, at least until I tire […]
Travel in West Virginia is unique; it’s not about the museums at the next destination or how many water slides are at a resort or even the scenic viewpoint approaching in one mile. Exploring West Virginia is a journey: from the point that the car tires leave the interstate pavement until they cross out of the […]
From the interstate, either I-79 or I-68, it’s easy to see that north central West Virginia is a beautiful area with heavily forested mountains. Living in the Mid-Atlantic, many of my road trips westward have taken me through Morgantown; however, until recently, I’ve never bothered to get off the highway to see what lay beyond […]
Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco’s gems. From hands-on museums and luscious gardens to an amazing playground and gorgeous vistas, Golden Gate Park is full of fun activities for families.
National Harbor’s Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center celebrates every season like no other place in the Nation’s Capital Region. During the winter holiday season, the resort is home to Christmas on the Potomac and ICE! featuring a world of ice sculptures and a full schedule of other festivities. And, again in the summer months, […]
Driving to Niagara Falls or through western Pennsylvania to Ohio? It seems like all roads pass through Erie, Pennsylvania. I admit, from the highway, Erie doesn’t seem particularly enticing – all that’s visible from I-90 is strip malls, chain restaurants, and road construction. But, once you’re off the interstate and on the shores of Lake […]
A Family Road Trip To Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park For as long as I can remember, my mother has told me stories of her childhood road trips back and forth from Los Angeles to Chicago in a cramped car with no air conditioning in the 1950s. Some of her most […]
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