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  • Welcome to our Road Trips and Staycations page. Find ideas, tips, and recommendations for family vacations that are only a drive away. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent travel tips and travel logs.

Road Trip Time: 4 Ways to Reduce Travel Costs

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If you’re planning a road trip this summer you’re probably already cringing at the price of gas. But even with high gas prices, a road trip can still be cheaper—and often more fun—than a vacation that involves flying. However, unexpected expenses and poor planning can quickly inflate a road trip…

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4 Tricks to a Memorable Outing With Your Kid

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Are you planning a fun-filled adventure with your tiny tot, but you’re not sure if you're doing it right? Fret not, we can help you plan the next outing with your  kid with our mom-azing travel tips. 4 Tricks to a Memorable Outing With Your Kid Although traveling with your

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7 Tips for Successful Summer Staycations

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Since 2009, I’ve organized summer field trips. When I started, my daughters were just 4 and 2 years old, now they’re 8 and 6 and we’re still having fun.

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Our summer field trips were born out of necessity. As a young mom, I learned that if I

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8 Tips to Survive a Family Road Trip

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The ultimate test of a family's strength or sanity is going on a family road trip. This doesn't have to be a cross country road trip but anything over 2 hours usually will do it. Let's face it, putting more than 3 people in a vehicle filled with luggage…

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How to Get Away for Spring Break with Your Family

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Get away for Spring Break! The world is out there, so how do you choose where to go? Consider what your family loves to do together and where the best place to do that would be. How to Plan a Family Spring Break Here are some ideas for travel destinations…

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Family Travel: Visiting “The Stockyards” in Fort Worth, Texas

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Last month, my family and I traveled for the weekend to Fort Worth, Texas. Our son attends the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas which is about 30 miles away, so we decided to "play tourist" and visit some of the surrounding area. Fort Worth is REAL Texas.…

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