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Spend a Day in Charleston, West Virginia’s Capital City

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...

Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, for Family Fun on the Farm

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...

Things to Do in Morgantown, WV with Kids in the Summer

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 along the Monongahela River. Living in the Mid-Atlantic, many of my road trips westward have taken me through Morgantown and past Cooper’s Rock, WV. However, until recently, I’ve never bothered to...

National Harbor, MD: A Great Summer Destination 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,...

Summer Family Fun on the Lake in Erie, Pennsylvania

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...

Pittsburgh is for Kids

Pittsburgh really seems to understand what families want and need: affordable kid-friendly attractions. Here are a few ways to experience Kidsburgh with your family

ACE Adventure Resort – Summer Adventure for Families in West Virginia

  Millions of families in the Eastern United States live within a day’s drive of the mountains of West Virginia. And, the secret is out! Families love getting away from it all and spending time outdoors together in West Virginia’s mountains. Along the New River Gorge at ACE Adventure Resort, families can spend their days...
Missouri Civil War

Road School: Civil War and American History in Prince William County, VA

We experienced road school in Prince William County, VA, home of historical sites that help visitors read and listen to the stories of people who lived 150 years ago
Orlando Family Road Trip - major road trip routes leading to Orlando

Itineraries to Orlando: What To See and Do En Route

Wondering what there is to see while getting to Orlando? We've got itineraries and fun stops along the way to Orlando, no matter what your route is.
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